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    • NOW DIGITAL: A "Giant Voice" of the Cold War - Duration: 99 seconds.

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      1965: In Case of Nuclear Attack, "Giant Voice" Will Tell You What To Do

      This WTVJ news story from April 23, 1965 records a bit of Cold War atmosphere: The test of a "giant voice" alarm at Dade Cou...
    • NOW DIGITAL: Shooting "Thunderball" - Duration: 62 seconds.

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      1965: Bond In the Bahamas

      WTVJ's parent company, Wometco, started out in the movie exhibition business, so the station's interest in the movie biz was obvious. Coverage of a movie shooting today c...
    • Miami Beach's Long, Long Birthday Party - Duration: 94 seconds.

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      1965-1966: Miami Beach Turns 50, Parties For a Year

      This chapter of our continuing exploration of Miami Beach's birthday celebrations leads off with a bit of good old all-American hype: Rosie the ...
    • On Miami Beach, Life Begins at 40 - Duration: 82 seconds.

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      1955: Celebrating With Sullivan at Sak's

      For Miami Beach's fortieth birthday down-home closeness combined with high-end glamor. The main event: A parade down Lincoln Road, still open to vehicular ...
    • Where The Stars Were - Duration: 70 seconds.

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      1960: A Cinematic Spring Break

      Fifty-five years ago Fort Lauderdale's annual spring ritual, spring break, was getting the Hollywood (California) treatment as the MGM picture "Where the Boys Are" r...
    • NOW DIGITAL: Female Bodybuilders Hit the Gym - Duration: 94 seconds.

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      1983: From "The Body Beautiful to Muscles Bountiful"

      In this excerpt from a MONTAGE story about female bodybuilders, powerful women talk about their new physiques, other women have their say, and ...
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  • A Bright Pink Turning Point Play

    In 1983 Miami's image -- and Miamian's morale -- was at a low ebb. The dislocating effects of the Mariel Boatlift were still being felt; crime was skyrocketing and South Florida, labeled "Paradise Lost" by a "Time" cover story, was in a state of crisis.

    Then in May artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, along with hundreds of volunteers and other collaborators, started wrapping some of the little islands in Biscayne Bay with pink fabric, and joining the fabric on the islands to more that spread across the water. Stretching and stitching, they worked for three days realizing Christo's vision: "Surrounded Islands" -- an audacious, astonishing, beautiful artwork that transformed Biscayne Bay and Miami's image.

    For two weeks "Surrounded Islands" remained in place, enthralling locals, stimulating business and changing the way the world looked at Miami. A fading, crime-ridden beach town bloomed again as the world's media flocked to Miami, not to cover drug smuggling and immigration tensions, but to revel in Christo's paradisiacal pink creation.

    If "Surrounded Islands" was a jewel, Miami was its setting. The world -- and Miamians -- admired both.

    These video clips, selected from the collections of the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, record the excitement and skepticism with which South Floridians greeted "Surrounded Islands" and give a glimpse of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's creative process. Enjoy the clips -- and if you have memories of

    Note: Some of these clips show evidence of playback issues. This is a feature of the archival video sources from which the clips are derived.

    This video and audio is copyrighted/owned by the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives.

    Subscribe to the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives' YouTube channel and tune in to the fascination and fun of Miami and Florida's past, captured on film and video and preserved by the Wolfson Archives at Miami Dade College.
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