Miami Beach, 1959.
As Ike Evans rings in the New Year at his luxurious Miramar Playa Hotel, Havana falls to Castro's rebels. It's a turbulent time in Miami, but it's the place to be. The Kennedys, the mob and the CIA all hold court here. And Ike, he's the star of his hotel. But everything comes at a price. To finance his dream, he sold his soul to mob boss Ben "The Butcher" Diamond. Ike's wife Vera, a former showgirl, and his three kids think he's an honorable man, but he can't break his pact with the devil. His life is a façade. In fact, nothing at the Miramar Playa is what it seems. By day, it's diving clowns and cha-cha lessons. By night, escorts have secret liaisons with husbands in the family cabanas, while Miami's seedier residents and the law drift together to hear legendary singers, musicians and comics. As Ike's world threatens to implode, he fights for his family, and the Miramar Playa, in Magic City.
The TV series about Miami Beach's most luxurious dream palace of those times - the Miramar Hotel. Frank Sinatra comes to celebrating New Year is here. Ike Evans - Managing Director Hotel. He has to solve problems like the mafia, and with his own family, not distinguished by good behavior. Hotel Miramar has both light and dark sides: in the afternoon - a place for performances of clowns, and floats for doing the cha-cha-cha, and at night it becomes a haven for gangsters, the FBI, addicts, drug dealers, strippers, gathering together in order to enjoy great entertainment show that offers a program of the hotel. At the same time, only 320 kilometers from the coast of Miami deployed no less dramatic events: the Comandante Fidel Castro seizes power in Cuba...Read more »
Magic City tells the story of Ike Evans, the owner of Miami's most glamorous hotel, the Miramar Playa. Last season, Ben Diamond was basically the great white shark of crime. Evans is forced to make an ill-fated deal with him to ensure the success of his glitzy establishment. But this season we will see Sy Berman, the dangerous head of the Chicago mob and Ben Diamond's boss.Read more »