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Havana!

Postby nichols » Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:12 pm

The Havana Riviera is the most jaw-droppingly original '50s hotel anywhere in the world. Absolutely incredible. Then and now photos in Peter Moruzzi's new book Havana Before Castro Check out this new promo video for the 50th anniversary:
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http://youtube.com/watch?v=hRtNDUchkhU

http://www.amazon.com/Havana-Before-Cas ... 1423603672
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Postby Tony » Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:23 pm

Mr. Nichols,

You beat me to it! I've been meaning to post about this fantastic book.

Here's the website for the book:



And the cover of the book:

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Havana Before Castro -- Great Read, Keep Near Kitchen

Postby Buz » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:26 am

Hey, Chris! Cool video. Bless the interweb.

The Havana Riviera really stands out, particularly that dining room.

I was able to read an early galley of , and this hotel's design activated my drool-envy factor. The seamlessly mixing of indoor space with outside courtyard patios embodies what I love most about mid-century. That and the copious drinking. (another plug: Peter has a good bit of mojito history and, I can personally attest, a solid on his site, too.)



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Postby Futura Girl » Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:53 pm

welcome aboard buz!

great website BTW... hey i looked through your resume - you did Charles Phoenix's site which is awesome. so glad to have you here. we need to talk! i'll shoot you an email when i back on my home system.

(sorry to hijack the thread - please continue extolling peter's many virtues)

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Postby nichols » Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:21 am

Wow! The folks at Tiki Central area realllllly into it!

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Postby Futura Girl » Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:12 pm

if it includes RUM - they're into it
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Postby rockland » Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:34 pm

And wow. (photo from Tiki Central. I should give credit)

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Postby hala bullhiki » Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:03 pm

cant wait to pick this book up. heard about it a little while back, and had forgotten about it until i saw svens thread at tiki central.

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Postby nichols » Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:19 am

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Mr. Peter Moruzzi profiled in the Desert Sun today!

Cuba in her heyday
BRUCE FESSIER • THE DESERT SUN • AUGUST 17, 2008

Peter Moruzzi would like to be your tour guide to Havana.

Unfortunately, neither he nor most Americans are permitted to travel directly to Cuba.

Moruzzi, founder of the Palm Springs Modern Committee, has written his first book, “Havana Before Castro: When Cuba Was A Tropical Playground,â€￾ about the mid-century modern culture of Cuba. To hear him tell it, Cuba is almost frozen in the era before Fidel Castro overthrew Fulgencio Batista's dictatorship on New Year's Day, 1959.

“I hope once the travel ban is lifted people will want to go (to Cuba) because there's certainly a lot to see,â€￾ said Moruzzi, 46, of Palm Springs. “It's a time capsule.â€￾

Moruzzi can't say if he's traveled to Cuba, even indirectly, for fear of U.S. government retribution. But he explained freely how he became interested in Cuba's history...

http://www.mydesert.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a ... /808170308

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Postby rockland » Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:38 am

Appoligies if i have already posted this.
(i did somewhere)

A recent film by Tim Main
Kubachrome: The Very Last Home Movie, 2006. (Trailer)
"Cuba, January and February 2006. I shot 42 cartridges (over two hours running time) of the last Super 8 Kodachrome available. This beautiful film stock is no longer manufactured or processed by Kodak. This trailer is just a small portion of my footage from the trip. I'll be making it into a longer film soon. Music by Marc Ribot."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpUV24H45pA

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Postby nichols » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:22 pm

PARTY!

(actually, two parties)

for HAVANA BEFORE CASTRO
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Sep. 20 at Wacko and Oct. 12 at 8Ball

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic ... 1654#71654

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Postby nichols » Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:22 pm

SUNDAY!
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8 Ball
Sunday, October 12, 2008 4PM
3806 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 845-1155
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http://havanabeforecastro.com/


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