Miami Beach Memories: A Nostalgic Chronicle of Days Gone By
Book: Miami Beach Memories: A Nostalgic Chronicle of Days Gone By , by Joann Biondi, ISBN10: 0762740663, ISBN13: 9780762740666, Globe Pequot Press, October 2006, Hardcover
Joann Biondi has written ten books, in addition to numerous magazine and newspaper articles. Her travel articles on Miami and its vast cultural diversity have appeared in the New York Times, National Geographic, Travel & Leisure, and Conde Nast Traveler. Biondi is also an adjunct professor at Miami Dade College, where she teaches cultural geography.
Miami Beach Memories: A Nostalgic Chronicle of Days Gone By is an oral history of the people and events that shaped this tropical island from the 1920s through the 1960s. To create this engaging and accessible volume, Biondi interviewed 101 residents, from maids and taxi drivers to burlesque strippers, convicted criminals, and famous actors and comedians. Their memories form a vivid portrait of life in the island's "Golden Era," one marked by incredible cultural and social changes. In addition, hundreds of black-and-white archival photos, some by famous celebrity photographer Ray Fisher, bring these voices and Miami Beach's history to life.
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