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  • Polynesia on the New River

    Polynesia on the New River
    Broward County had an early flirtation with film celebrities in 1919, when noted director D. W. Griffith, of "Birth of a Nation" fame, came to Fort Lauderdale to shoot "The Idol Dancer."
  • Gangsters also enjoyed Broward's sunny climate

    Lots of people wanted to escape the cold of New York, Chicago and Detroit, so why should mobsters be any different? During the 1930s and continuing past World War II, Meyer Lansky and his brother Jake ran posh gambling houses in Hallandale Beach and...

    Anne Watts does 'Intolerance' at MICA

    D. W. Griffith's overpowering 31/2 -hour epic, "Intolerance," gets the perfect showcase Saturday, 95 years after its premiere — a screening with live, original music during an event exploring, yes, intolerance. The Maryland Institute College of Art...