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HAVANA B.C. Booksigning and slide show @ 8-Ball this Sunday
bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11156
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-10-09 09:15 am   Permalink

Please join author, urban archaeologist and architectural historian Peter Moruzzi for an afternoon book signing of the recently published "Havana Before Castro". Mr. Moruzzi will also host an exciting slide talk featuring:

Prohibition-era Parties --- Mob Run Hotel-Casinos --- Fabulous Nightclubs --- Outrageous Cabarets --- Famous Bars and Restaurants --- Amazing Havana Modern Architecture



On Sunday, October 12th, 4:00 p.m., at 8 Ball, 3806 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank CA 91505 --
http://www.8ballwebstore.com

Havana was America's Sin City before there was Sin City--home to nightclubs, casinos, brothels, and bars (this is where the daiquiri and mojito were invented). Americans flocked to this tropical Vegas during the 1920s to 1950s, turning it from a Prohibition-era playground into a glittering mob hangout--until it all came tumbling down in Castro's revolution.

Mixing period ephemera with amazing "then" and "now" photographs, author and architectural historian Peter Moruzzi recreates the Havana of the past, taking the reader on a journey from backstreet bordellos to soaring mid-century modern resorts, and everywhere in between. Escape the current climate to a better time and place, it's an armchair vacation you won't soon forget --and it's free (the slide show, that is)



While this post-Castro postcard of the POLINESIO (Trader Vic's) below might prove that communists make bad restaurant photographers :


...I would like to share some of the impressions that I had the opportunity to capture in Havana while photographing for the book, some of which ended up in the book, some of which can only be seen in Pete's slide show:










Dig?

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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-10-10 08:16 am   Permalink

Just in case anybody missed these posts (??! ), here are some more images taken for the project:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=29211&forum=1

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=29208&forum=12

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=29209&forum=2

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=29210&forum=10

Pete, me and Naomi will be there Sunday afternoon and will be glad to answer any questions about the book.
And here some more of the eye candy to be had on Sunday:









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tikitony
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Joined: Aug 18, 2002
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From: Ventura, CA
Posted: 2008-10-10 08:25 am   Permalink

Wow, amazing photos! Hope to make it!

 
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Sparkle Mark
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From: Porter Ranch, CA
Posted: 2008-10-11 3:23 pm   Permalink

Bump! See you all there!

Best
Mark


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-10-11 5:09 pm   Permalink

Oh goody, lookin' forward to seeing you guys!

 
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2008-10-11 6:01 pm   Permalink

See you guys there.

 
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Sparkle Mark
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Posted: 2008-10-12 10:12 am   Permalink

I have not been to 8 Ball yet, I am really looking forward to checking out the shop.

Best
Mark

PS. Bump!


 
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sparklegem
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
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From: The Living Conditioned Homes
Posted: 2008-10-12 9:02 pm   Permalink

What a terrific event!! Peter's slide show was beautiful and eloquent (just like Peter himself!). Naomi's store is completely fabulous!! All the best of the coolest; I purchased a big bag of secret gifts while there and plan to do all my shopping there. The slide show was so interesting and such a nice crowd. All of my favorite (well not ALL of my favorite, they were a few missing... Smokey where were you?...) people and so many nice people that I enjoyed meeting. Thank you to Peter and Naomi and the other behind the scenes people who made this lovely event happen.

 
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hiltiki
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Posted: 2008-10-12 11:52 pm   Permalink

Great slide show. Havana before Castro is an outstanding book. Sven and Naomi, thanks for such a nice and informative event.

 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-10-13 5:01 pm   Permalink

Thanks everyone for coming and supporting 8 Ball , every lil' sale counts nowadays!




Now in stock:



Tiki Nomad's Mauna Loa mug! American made with a touch of Spanish PNG.


 
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