|7584||AFRICA: THE GRAND SAFARI/MIAMI: THE AMERICAN RIVIERA||AFRICA: THE GRAND SAFARI/MIAMI: THE AMERICAN RIVIERA||1997||color||45 min||vhs|| (Grand Tour: Legendary Resorts of the World series, Part 3)
At a time when any trip was an adventure, few dared visit the Dark Continent. But legendary resorts like the Mt. Kenya Safari club promised a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife adventure that drew people to Africa, plus the luxury the elite traveler expected.
The town by beautiful Biscayne Bay was turned into a city by the arrival of the railroad. Later, the city was transformed into a sun-drenched playground by men like George Merrick, who built the lavish ten million dollar Biltmore Hotel in 1920, and threw open its doors to a parade of mobsters, movie stars, and millionaires. (Donated by W. A. Douglas Jackson, Canadian Studies)