Based on the critically acclaimed documentary Biloxi Memories and the Broadwater Beach Hotel, produced and written by Barbara Sillery, this lavishly illustrated celebration of the community on the Mississippi Gulf Coast looks at its history from its first inhabitants until today. With nearly thirty interviews of those who lived or visited there, Sillery breathes new life into the tales of this coastal resort. Hailed as second only to Las Vegas as a gambling destination, Biloxi continues to draw visitors from the Midwest, South, and abroad to see its historic landmarks, including the resilient Biloxi Lighthouse. Sillery has captured the fond memories of generations who visited the shores in vintage postcards, photographs, and memorabilia. From the famous visitors and residents—Iberville, Elvis Presley, Jayne Mansfield, Jefferson Davis, and more—to the curious characters, including the “Mad Potter,” Sillery pays homage to them all.