This Week Miami 1959

Tuesday 6th December 2016 - 12:28:54 PM
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While collecting way too many things related to the Mai-Kai as part of my book research, I bought this great 1959 weekly tourist magazine for the Mai-Kai ad. I got a lot of other great stuff as well.

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Gotta love “Tropical Nights”, “Direct from Havana” when it appears to include showgirls in fishnet tights and coconut bras in The Biltmore Room at The Biltmore Terrace Hotel.

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Even the ad for Lanotan suntan cream is pretty awesome and frisky!

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An added Tiki bonus is the ad for the new Bamboo Room at Roney Plaza. This is where some south Florida Polynesian stars like Nani Maka and Kui “Kimo” Lee worked.

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Kimo became world famous as song write for Don Ho.

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More beauty from the Tropical Nights and an ad for “French Dressing” at the Carillon Hotel.

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Cindy Fuller, one of the stars of “French Dressing.”

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One of the Mai-Kai competitors the Luau.

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The Life Bar is the oldest “Burlesk house” on Miami Beach. Fun! Girls! Gags!

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A little write up about the Life Bar “girlie show” and the search for “Miss Moulin Rouge”.

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Ice skating in Miami? Lessons? Well if Inge in that sweater is the teacher, sign me up! At the Deauville Hotel’s “Winter Wonderland”.

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And of course, the reason I bought the guide, the Mai-Kai ad circa 1959.

 

 

 

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  1. Sprocket

    Wow, Miami was a swinging town! If you ever run across any ads for the old Gold Dust Lounge on biscayne, I know someone who would be interested!

    Comment left on December 6, 2016 @ 1:19 pm

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