Category: Florida

The Beatles meet Muhammad Ali at 5th street gym in Miami Beach on February 18, 1964.

Photos by Paul Slade

Liza Minnelli with her husband

Australian singer

Peter Allen on their honeymoon in Florida, 1967. 

Ike and Tina Turner photographed by

Al Kaplan in Miami, March 1970. 

Al Kaplan: The first location was by the fishing pier that was just south of the Newport, and then we got into a stretch black limo and I told the driver how to get to a place with rows of stately royal palms where a motel had been years before, near Greynolds Park. then they wanted to go to a colored neighborhood.

Just A few blocks to the north were some gravel roads heading east from U.S. 1, going towards the mangroves, that had a number of run down two story houses with rental apartments. In those segregated days that was where the maids and gardeners lived so they could easily walk to work or catch a bus. When we pulled in it caused quite a stir! People wanted autographs and the Turners obliged. That entire neighborhood was bulldozed a few years later and replaced with retirement condos.

On the way back to the Newport Ike talked about the fact that when the hotel booked them they told them that they’d made reservations for the Turners to stay at a colored hotel in downtown Miami. Ike said that if they were good enough to play in the Newport’s night club they were good enough to stay at the Newport. Management relented and they were the first blacks to stay at a beachfront “white” hotel in the Miami area.


Loving this space themed photo shoot in the upcoming issue of Harper’s Bazaar starring Gigi Hadid. The photos were shot at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The June issue of the popular fashion magazine hits newsstands May 23rd!