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JAYSET ULLOA

BEYOND BOUNDARIES

THE FONTAINEBLEAU

index

7. WHAT IT MEANS TO ME

6. CUBAN HISTORY

5. HISTORY

4. ERWIN HARRIS

3. ARTIFACT

2. FONTAINEBLEAU

8. WORKS CITED

1. introduction

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FONTAINEBLEAU

One of the most historically and architecturally significant hotels in Miami. It's like a magnet, constantly drawing people, including A-list celebrities. Growing up in Miami, it was more than just a hotel; it was a destination.

It's a Destination

The book, created by Erwin Harris in the 1960s, depicts the ambiance and elegance of the hotel. . As described, it was a place of “matchless elegance”, and “like some fabulous rare jewel in a breathtaking setting”.

THE FONTAINEBLEAU MIAMI BEACH HOTEL BOOK

It's prescence ignited a spark of nostalgia, reminding me of the times I spent there.

ARTIFACT

Erwin Harris had this ability to bring out, intricate details and capture the true beauty of the subjects. His depictions were truly one of a kind. They were detail oriented, vivid, lifelike. His advertising for the Fontainebleau depicted the hotel’s liveliness and elegance all at the same time. It was almost as though you could feel you were there through this piece.

ERWIN HARRIS

James Bond film "Goldfinger" 1964

Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley in 1960

So much history is embedded within the hotel, it is seen as a historic and cultural institution. Walking through the hotel, and flipping through the pages in the book, you can feel it present, from the celebrities that have made an appearance to the historic milestones that have occurred throughout its life span

HISTORY

The hotel’s location, as well as the artifact’s, automatically connects it to the culture of Miami, specifically the Cuban culture and history

Hosted gathering and events for this growing Cuban-American community, such as the Mayors’ Conference in 1962, which held the Cuban Refugee center.

The hotel took part in fostering solidarity among the Cuban American community

CUBAN HISTORY

This place represents a melting pot between two different lifestyles for me. The struggles that my parents faced with their times in Cuba, to them creating a new life here in Miami, to the hopes of creating a new lifestyle for myself and my future family.

Growing up in Miami, while being middle class, the Fontainebleau was always a place that seemed unattainable. The only way I would ever get to visit, was by sneaking through the back entrance, and keeping our distance by the pool where we try to blend in. Stood as a reminder of the possibilities that waited for me, motivating me to strive for great heights. This place was a symbol for the life I could create for myself. It was fuel for me to dream big and do whatever it took to become the most successful version of myself.

WHAT IT MEANS TO ME

(Harris, Erwin G. Erwin G. Harris Archive of Advertising and Commercial Art, 1946-2013. N.p. Print.)Fontainebleau, and Fontainebleau. “Fontainebleau in Film and Television through the Years.” Fontainebleau, 3 Jan. 2020, stage.fontainebleau.com/film-and-tv/. “Archives.” Telephoned Remarks to the Mayors’ Conference at Miami Beach, Florida, 14 May 1962 | JFK Library. Accessed 19 Oct. 2023. Vitello, Paul. “Erwin Harris, Ad Executive Who Seized Cuban Assets, Dies at 91.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 19 Mar. 2013.

WORKS CITED

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