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1968 - Miami Beach Auditorium, home of the Jackie Gleason Show, on Miami Beach
FEB-1968 1968 Dave Kleylein

1968 - Miami Beach Auditorium, home of the Jackie Gleason Show, on Miami Beach

Miami Beach, Florida


Thank you to former Miamian Dave Kleylein (William Jennings Bryan Elementary, North Miami Junior High, North Miami High, and Norland High Class of 1962) for contributing this image.


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Cheryl 09-Jun-2012 01:19
I saw Hermans hermits there, I think it was 1968.
Guest 24-Mar-2011 19:19
I graduated from Hialeah High School here in 1963 (and my brother in 1965). Wonder how many graduations were held here over the years? My brother's class was so big that they didn't even get to do "the walk" across the stage for diplomas (just stood, turned their tassels and sat down) since it would have taken 5-6 hours and they were only alloted 4. Some other school was graduating that night. (My mother later worked for Associated General Contractors and their offices were in the 'house' that had been the headquarters for the Jackie Gleason Show folks.) Never missed a JG show!
Guest 15-Jun-2010 14:02
I saw Herman's Hermits there, must have been in 1965 - My Dad took me for my 13th birthday! Kim
Martha P 07-May-2010 17:12
Miami Beach is proposing to tear the Jackie Gleason now the Filmore down to build a hotel. Facebook has a group save the Filmore.
Nancy Foye-Cox 28-Apr-2010 20:00
I graduated from Immaculata Academy at this auditorium on June 1, 1968. Other schools graduating at the same time were LaSalle High School and Christopher Columbus High School. I saw many Broadway style musicals at this auditorium, including "Les Miserables."
Bernie21-Jun-2009 19:25
My Dad worked for Channel 4 (who did the production for CBS) and worked on all of shows there. I remember going to many shows with Mom.
Mike Beegle 07-May-2009 15:23
Correction- The Aristocats auditioned for the Ted Mack show here but actually played on the show at Dinner Key Auditorium Jan 13, 1957.
Mike Beegle 22-Feb-2008 18:25
Don's McGinnis' Dixieland Band "The Aristocats" from Gables High played here on the Ted Mack TV show in 1957. Don on piano, Eddie Graham, drums, Larry Burnett, trombone, Tommy Ashe, trumpet, Mike Beegle clarinet. In spite of buying 3,000 penny postcards and passing them out at school, we came in second- a guy that played the bottles won!
Guest 17-Jan-2008 20:12
At the time this picture was taken the Peppermint Lounge was going strong in, I believe, North Bay Village. They used to tell people how Jackie Gleason used to stop by the Lounge every now and then and to “stick around, he may show up tonight.” What a come on that was but the Lounge still had great atmosphere for young people at the time.
Dave the Guest
Guest 13-Jan-2008 15:23
How sweet he was! Remember Crazy Googinhimer (sp)?