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1930’s Olympic High Diving Champion, Tony Zukas at Miami Beach Hotels

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MDPL member, Nancy Usatschew has generously donated her family’s vintage photographs and articles about her uncle Tony Zukas. In the 1930s – 1940’s, he performed as an Olympic High Diving Champion at various Miami Beach hotel pools. Attached from these archives is shown: 

1939 Ad for divers Tony Zukas and Frank Foster //Two photographs of Tony Zukas and Frank Foster diving at Hotel Floridian pool in 1937 //Zukas on Diving Board at Roney Plaza //1940 ads for 25 Deluxe Acts at Miami Biltmore //1940 article “Biltmore Features Style Show Today” //Picture of famous film actress Dorothy Lamour at Miss Florida Contest held at hotel Miami Biltmore in 1940 //Picture “Beach diving Richter Hotel No Water” //Aerial view of the 1940s MacFadden-Deauville

Tony Zukas and Frank Foster diving at Hotel Floridian pool in 1937
Tony Zukas and Frank Foster performing their famous 1937 “Dick Turpin” Dive at Hotel Floridian pool
1939 advertisement for Tony Zukas diving act with the Famous “Dick Turpin Dive”
1940 ads for 25 Deluxe Acts at Miami Biltmore
1940 article “Biltmore Features Style Show Today”
Picture of famous film actress Dorothy Lamour at Miss Florida Contest held at hotel Miami Biltmore in 1940. 
Picture “Beach diving Richter Hotel No Water”
Picture Aerial view of the 1940s Deauville- MacFadden
Tony Zukas on the diving board of the Roney Plaza

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