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Miami Florida Facts
Miami is a major center, and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade.
Unlike standard police procedurals, the show drew
heavily upon 1980s New Wave culture and music. The show
became noted for its integration of music and visual
effects. It is recognized as one of the most influential
television series of all time. People magazine stated
that Miami Vice was the "first show to look really new
and different since color TV was invented".
Many episodes of Miami Vice were filmed in the South
Beach section of Miami Beach, an area which, at the
time, was blighted by poverty and crime, with its
demographic so deteriorated that there "simply weren’t
many people on the street. Ocean Drive’s hotels were
filled with elderly, mostly Jewish retirees, many of
them frail, subsisting on meager Social Security
payments. They were filming all over Miami Beach.
They could film in the middle of the street. There was
literally nobody there. There were no cars parked in the
Miami Vice is noted for its innovative use of stereo broadcast music, particularly countless pop and rock hits of the 1980s and the distinctive, synthesized instrumental music of Jan Hammer. While other television shows used made-for-TV music, Miami Vice would spend $10,000 or more per episode to buy the rights to original recordings. Getting a song played on Miami Vice was a boost to record labels and artists. In fact, some newspapers, such as USA Today, would let readers know the songs that would be featured each week. Among the many well-known bands and artists who contributed their music to the show were Roger Daltrey, El Debarge, Devo, Sinéad O'Connor, Russ Ballard, Black Uhuru, Jackson Browne, Kate Bush, Meat Loaf, Phil Collins, Bryan Adams, Tina Turner, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, ZZ Top, The Tubes, Dire Straits, Depeche Mode, The Hooters, Iron Maiden, The Alan Parsons Project, The Ward Brothers, Godley & Creme, Corey Hart, Glenn Frey, U2, Underworld, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Propaganda, Foreigner, The Police, Red 7, Ted Nugent, Suicidal Tendencies, The Damned and Billy Idol. Several artists even guest-starred in episodes, including Collins, Miles Davis, Power Station, Frey, Suicidal Tendencies, Willie Nelson, Nugent, Frank Zappa, The Fat Boys, Sheena Easton, and Gene Simmons. An iconic scene from the Miami Vice pilot involves Crockett and Tubbs driving through Miami at night to Phil Collins's song "In the Air Tonight".
The clothes worn on Miami Vice had a significant influence on men's fashion. They popularized, if not invented, the "T-shirt under Armani jacket"–style, and popularized Italian men's fashion in the United States. Don Johnson's typical attire of Italian sport coat, T-shirt, white linen pants, and slip-on sockless loafers became a hit. Even Crockett's perpetually unshaven appearance sparked a minor fashion trend, inspiring men to wear a small amount of beard stubble, also known as a five o'clock shadow (or "designer stubble") at all times.
In an average episode, Crockett and Tubbs wore
five to eight outfits, appearing in shades of pink,
blue, green, peach, fuchsia, and the show's other
"approved" colors. Designers such as Vittorio Ricci,
Gianni Versace, and Hugo Boss were consulted in keeping
the male leads looking trendy. Costume designer Bambi
Breakstone, who traveled to Milan, Paris, and London in
search of new clothes, said that, "The concept of the
show is to be on top of all the latest fashion trends in
Europe." Jodi Tillen, the costume designer for the first
season, along with Michael Mann, set the style. The
abundance of pastel colors on the show reflected Miami's
Other Miami Facts
Miami is a center for television and film production. The city has acted as the backdrop for many movies, and many television shows, telenovelas, and awards shows have been set or filmed in Miami. In the mid-2000s, Miami started to become a popular backdrop for reality television shows. Additionally, Miami is a major center, worldwide, for Spanish-language television and film production.
Tourism is also an important industry in Miami. Along with finance and business, the beaches, conventions, festivals and events draw over 38 million visitors annually into the city, from across the country and around the world, spending $17.1 billion.
Miami's tropical weather allows for year-round outdoors
activities. The city has numerous marinas, rivers, bays,
canals, and the Atlantic Ocean, which make boating,
sailing, and fishing popular outdoors activities.
Biscayne Bay has numerous coral reefs which make
snorkeling and scuba diving popular. There are over 80
parks and gardens in the city. The largest and most
popular parks are Bayfront Park and Bicentennial Park
(located in the heart of Downtown and the location of
the American Airlines Arena and Bayside Marketplace),
Tropical Park, Peacock Park, Morningside Park, Virginia
Key, and Watson Island.
The 1980s and '90s also brought the genre of high energy Miami Bass to dance floors and car subwoofers throughout the country. Miami Bass spawned artists like 2 Live Crew (featuring Uncle Luke), 95 South, Tag Team, 69 Boyz, Quad City DJ's, and Freak Nasty. Examples of these songs are "Whoomp! (There It Is)" by Tag Team in 1993, "Tootsee Roll" by 69 Boyz in 1994, and "C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)" by the Quad City DJ's in 1996.
There are several rap and hip hop artists out of Miami. They include Trick Daddy, Trina, Pitbull, Pretty Ricky, and the Miami Bass group 2 Live Crew.
Miami's main four sports teams are the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League, the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association, the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball, and the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. As well as having all four major professional teams, Miami is also home to the Major League Soccer expansion team led by David Beckham, Sony Ericsson Open for professional tennis, numerous greyhound racing tracks, marinas, jai alai venues, and golf courses. The city streets has hosted professional auto races, the Miami Indy Challenge and later the Grand Prix Americas. The Homestead-Miami Speedway oval hosts NASCAR national races.
The capital of Florida is Tallahassee.
Florida is known as the sunshine state, but it does rain
there from time to time.
Florida is one of the top tourist destinations in the world.
Juan Ponce de Leon discovered Florida in 1513 when he
lands in NE Florida, possibly near present-day St.
Augustine, to claim Florida for Spain.
There are more than 1,250 golf courses in Florida, which is more than any other state.
Due to its tropical climate, Florida rarely receives snow. However, on rare occasions, a combination of cold moisture and freezing temperatures can result in snowfall in the farthest northern regions. Frost is more common than snow, occurring sometimes in the panhandle.
I Dream of Jeannie took place in Florida, even though it was actually filmed in California.