MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) – South Beach’s unmistakably unique style, known as Art Deco, turns 35 on the historic registry this month.

Art Deco, a style which started in the 1920s and is recognizable for its bold colors and geometric shapes, is present along the pastel beachside buildings and neon signs in South Beach.

The Miami Beach Architectural Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in May 1979.

Miami tourism officials say it was the nation’s first 20th century historic district.

The distinctive style has been featured prominently over the years in TV shows like “Miami Vice” and movies like “Scarface” and “The Bird Cage.”

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