Despite current for six years in a location as development-crazy as Florida's Miami seashore, the Fontainebleau Hotel, a curving white whale today emblematic for the area's cornerless and color-sapped Art Deco period, stays one of many region's most crucial buildings. The jewel of Miami's Gold Coast (and, interestingly, a collection in 1964's Goldfinger) ended up being developed in the 1950s by midcentury starchitect Morris Lapidus, a fellow who was later recognized for crafting glamorous areas. "in the event that you produce the phase environment and it is grand, everyone which comes into will play their particular part, " he is stated. With hotel design, he envisioned himself a salesperson peddling a promise of a very good time, additionally the Fontainebleau, having its miles of lounge chairs, curving swimming pools, and glitzed-out foyers, marketed the dream effortlessly. These photographs, plucked from Library of Congress's Gottscho-Schleisner Collection, were used 1955, just a year after the hotel's grand opening.