Havana Before Castro: When Cuba Was a Tropical Playground
Featuring hundreds of vintage photographs, postcards, brochures, and other materials evocative of time and place, Havana Before Castro: When Cuba Was a Tropical Playground documents how the city of Havana evolved from Prohibition haven and rich man's playground to a heady blend of glittering nightclubs, outrageous cabarets, all-night bars, and backstreet brothels. Here, captured in one amazing book, is the drama, passion, intrigue, and opulence of a legendary city during its heyday-before the Castro dictatorship re-imagined the country and Americans were banned from travel to this tropical paradise.
An architectural historian by profession, Peter Moruzzi is an acknowledged expert on mid-century Modern architecture and design. He is the founder of the Palm Springs Modern Committee, an internationally recognized historic preservation organization, and the writer/director of Desert Holiday, a documentary film chronicling the history of Palm Springs as seen through vintage postcards. He resides in the Silver Lake district of Los Angeles and in Palm Springs.
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Review: Havana Before Castro: When Cuba was a Tropical PlaygroundUser Review - Arlene - Goodreads
The art work, the history, the pictures. I should get this book for my coffee table. Read full review
Review: Havana Before Castro: When Cuba was a Tropical PlaygroundUser Review - Elizabeth - Goodreads
A sexy & fascinating visual tour through old photos/artwork/pop-cultural & historic Havana pre-Castro memorablilia - plus, old cocktail recipes! Read full review
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