1. We've wondered for a while about the confluence of events and people that has made Miami (Beach) the go to tourist destination. From the Miami Beach Visual Memoirs archive comes this 5 minute capsule view from Bruce Turkel -- an expert on branding -- on what has made this area a global hot spot. He also clarifies why we put the parentheses around "Beach."

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  2. Excerpts from interviews recorded as part of the Miami Beach Visual Memoirs Project being carried out by the Miami Design Preservation League in conjunction with Close-Up Productions and funded by a grant from the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority.

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  3. A brief look at the Miami Beach Visual Memoirs Project and some of the material being preserved. The interviews are being carried out by Close-Up Productions in conjunction with the Miami Design Preservation League under a grant from the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority.

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  4. As part of the 2012 celebration of Deco Weekend in January, a series of seminars about the preservation and development of South Beach were presented at the Wolfsonian. This video is an excerpted from the discussion hosted by Charles Kropke, author of the new book, South Beach: Stories of a Renaissance. The conversation focused on the development of the clubs, restaurants and hotels that came to define this new era in South Beach's history.

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  5. Russell Galbut talks about working as a teenager at the Fountainbleu, an experience which lead him to a career in hotel restoration and residential conversion. He is the Managing Principal of Crescent Heights real estate investment firm and the third generation of Galbuts doing business on Miami Beach. The interview will be archived as part of the Miami Beach Visual Memoirs Project.

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The Miami Beach Visual Memoirs Project is an on-going program to create an archive of interviews and educational materials about Miami Beach, its history and people. The interviews are generally an hour-long and available on-line through the FIU Digital…


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The Miami Beach Visual Memoirs Project is an on-going program to create an archive of interviews and educational materials about Miami Beach, its history and people. The interviews are generally an hour-long and available on-line through the FIU Digital Library. There is also a series of educational videos and several lectures on aspects of Miami Beach and Florida history and development.

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