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1963 Courtesy of Ann Rotolante

<----- 1963 - Goldilocks going for the burger in a movie scene filmed at Jimmy's Hurricane

Jimmy's Hurricane, SW corner of Bird and Douglas Roads, Miami

Thanks to Ann Rotolante for this image. Ann was born in Doctors Hospital in 1966, grew up in South Miami, and left the area in 1995 for Dayton, Ohio. The above image is from a 1963 Herschell Gordon Lewis film titled "Goldilocks and the Three Bares", one of numerous films that he filmed in South Florida. Goldilocks and the gent have ordered two Jimmy's Hurricane Coolers along with the burgers. The film also involves a nudist camp in South Dade and is now out on DVD.

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wj rose 16-Feb-2014 23:01
Great stuff here....

So many memories and a time practically forgotten. I was a Titan, but had many friends at CGHS who also were CTY at Ponce.

jimmy's was a cool place. We ran out of fuel one time in Biscayne channel and drifted over to his place. He invited us up, gave us 5 gallons of gas and we made it back to the Grove. Great guy...

WJ Rose
Don 10-Mar-2008 02:15
I knew him also. Had his office in Coconut Grove. Had his office decorated with photos of him as crew member of a B-17 in WWII. I thing I remember the most was when I drove to Miami in 1960, he had signs spread out along US1 for many miles about Jimmy's Hurricane. I was totally disappointed when I finally found it.
I had a burger and it was only fair and the service was only fair. Also, I think he told me he was a cop for awhile after WWII.
Don G in Coconut Grove
Jeff 12-Jul-2007 03:12
I Met Jimmy Ellenburg during my photo collecting days of the 1980's... He was a charming gentleman who welcomed me into his home and showed me some great memorabilia.

What most people didn't know is that Jimmy was also a very talented painter!

He sold the property around 1963 to an oil company. Did you know that his famous arrow signs were actually considered landmarks at one point?

The restaurant originally resembled an early Howard Johnson's in architecture, but Jimmy later added on the serrated concrete overhang for his curb service customers...