enjoyed Interesting account of the years leading up to Batista s ouster, and stories of Cubans in exile and who stayed. At Tropicana You Could Play The Roulette Wheel, Dance To The Latest Mambo Or Rumba, Or Simply Ogle The Parading Goddesses Of The Flesh It Was The Brightest Jewel In S Cuban Nightlife, And Nat King Cole, Liberace, Josephine Baker, And Carmen Miranda Performed There Before Audi Ences That Included Ernest Hemingway, Marlon Brando, And Joan Crawford In Tropicana Nights, Rosa Lowinger And Ofelia Fox, Widow Of Martin Fox, The Club S Last Owner, Take Us Back To Its Glory Years Ofelia, The First Lady Of Tropicana, Shares Her Memo Ries, Undimmed By Decades Of Exile, With Rosa Lowinger, Also A Cuban Exile, Whose Parents Frequented The Club In Its Heyday Together, Lowinger And Fox Vividly Portray The Cultural Rich Ness And Roiling Social Problems Of Pre Revolutionary Cuba And Take The Reader On A Tour Of One Of The World S Most Glam Orous Venues At Its Most Brilliant Moment If those palm trees could talk A wonderful history of one the world s great show business venues. It s a love story Love for Cuba, love for the Tropicana and a unique love between Martin and Ofelia, the owners of the famous Cuban night club The most profound part of the book came at the end when the author discussed the emotional and political split between the Cuban people who left Cuba and those who decided to stay I always wondered about some of the aunts and uncles in my family who decided to stay This book was interesting and had a lot of history about Cuba and the politics of the 50 s and early 60 s when Martin Fox was building up the famed Tropicana I thought the story would center on the nightlife and club than the nation s history, but after taking a world regional geography class geopolitics affects lifestyle very much One thing I think this version was missing was pictures and that would have been interesting Sometimes the terms and names in Spanish could be confusing Overall, an interesting and educational read. I great mixture of Cuban history in the 50 s, arquitecture,fashion and intrigue I read this book in one sitting. I loved this book as it told of a classic era with interesting characters. Cuban History One can learn about history the tried and true way, via dates, events and notable protagonists and you ll walk away with all the knowledge you need.Unfortunately one cannot read Cuban history this way because it simply falls flat The history of Cuba needs to be read from the people and places that lived it The relationship between the United States and Cuba is easily understood and placed in the proper context when read like it is in this book and other wonderful books such as Havana Nocturne and the story of Bacardi I enjoyed how this biography tells the story of the Tropicana, including two love stories, but also includes the history of Cuba in the 20th century.
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- 448 pages
- Tropicana Nights: The Life and Times of the Legendary Cuban Nightclub
- Rosa Lowinger
- 01 February 2019 Rosa Lowinger