Miami & Miami Beach in the '40s & '50s 
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The City of Miami, Florida

This was the yacht harbor where The Antares was docked.
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 Biscayne Blvd. 

The Vagabond Club, the Clover Club and the Calypso Club were on this section of Biscayne Blvd.
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Flager Street - Downtown, Miami
December 7th, 1941 Buck Privates was playing in my home town, and after seeing that movie, was told about Pearl Harbor.
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Flagler Street from Biscayne Blvd.

 

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Pier 5, Miami 

My first job(1948) in Miami was on a fishing boat, sailing out of Pier 5.
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Pier 5, Miami
These were the boats on Pier 5. I eventually became a captain on one of them.
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Aerial view of downtown Miami

 View from Miami River - Pier 5 was located in the upper right, opposite the small island.
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Miami Beach

This was before the bigger hotels like the Fontainebleau were built.

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Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

My hangout in the 50's - performed in water shows in most of these hotels.
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The Nautilus Hotel, Miami Beach


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The Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach 

This is the hotel where, Jerry Lewis filmed The Bellboy (I 'm in the film)
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The Casa Blanca Hotel, Miami Beach

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Miami in the '40s