• 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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