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Tom and Paul McGinty of Ocean Ridge, Fla. died in 1986, leaving behind a large and significant collection of shells. What they didn't leave behind were clear instructions about who would benefit from their legacy.
Album ID: 1739725
Jim Morrison of the Doors; convicted, tried and pardoned in Florida
The story that Jim Morrison of the Doors exposed himself during a 1969 concert in Miami is an iconic tale in the annals of rock'n'roll. Whether Morrison actually exposed himself has long been a matter of debate. Although more than a hundred photos were placed into evidence at the trial, none showed Morrison exposed. Morrison was tried and convicted in October of 1970 but in 2010 Florida pardoned the rock star posthumously.
Album ID: 1736055
Marilyn Monroe: happiness eluded movie sex symbol
"Pills Kill Marilyn Monroe," was the headline in The Miami Herald. "Film sex symbol found in bedroom by her physicians." Wrote Herald staff writer Pete Mann: "The shock in Miami -- as in Amarillo or Iowa City -- was the last gasp of a long-time love affair between a hippy, unhappy celluloid goddess and her worshiping public."
Album ID: 1690193
Gloria Estefan 1990
Coverage of Gloria Estefan's tour bus accident in 1990.
Album ID: 1679056
Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, 1922-2000
Tribute to Charles M. Schulz, 1922-2000, "Goodbye, Charlie Brown." Profiles each of the Peanuts characters and cartoonist Schulz. Scanned from microfilm. Available in black and white only.
Album ID: 1664294
Sol Schnapp, the "King of the Nursing Homes"
Sol Schnapp was the self-appointed king of nursing homes, bringing song, laughter and joy to the hearts of seniors.
Album ID: 1626785
Hank Cohen, Miami Herald photographer
Hank Cohen was a Miami Herald photographer in South Palm Beach County for 12 years in the 1950s and '60s. He went on to become photo editor at the Boynton Beach News. He and wife Miriam Brown Cohen, a former Herald correspondent in Delray Beach, also built up The Florida Horse Journal. Here is an album of some of Hank Cohen's photos for The Miami Herald.
Album ID: 1613414
Frank Sinatra, singer, actor, celebrity, let some of his cool style rub off on Miami and Miami Beach.
Album ID: 1606694
President John F. Kennedy visited South Florida
President John F. Kennedy's visits to Miami often seemed to come at crucial moments. Not yet inaugurated as president he visited Key Biscayne to meet with defeated challenger Richard M. Nixon. Kennedy was back in 1962 to console the defeated invaders of the Bay of Pigs. He came again in 1963, just days before his assassination.
Album ID: 1606646
Ben Novack, creator of the Fontainebleau
Ben Novack was a Brooklyn native who moved to Miami Beach in 1940 with $1,800. He started by operating hotels, the Monroe Towers, the Cornell, the Atlantis and the Sans Souci. In 1954 he opened the crescent-shaped Fontainebleau, and dubbed it the eighth wonder of the world. He toughest moment came in 1977, when he lost the Fontainebleau in bankruptcy. He died in April, 1985.