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One of his usual clients was Ernest Hemingway. He visited Jose Garcia in several occasions with his pal, Joe Russell who was the owner of another Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Cayo Hueso, a name Hemingway had suggested in honour to Mr. Garcia. The tourists that visited Havana during that epoch, mostly North Americans, preferred two places:

Early souvenir photo from the famous Sloppy Joe's Bar in Havana NOTE; Now there is a Sloppy Joe's Bar in Key West, Fla. and it was one of Ernest Hemmingway's favorite hang out.

Charlie Chaplain was a delightful and intelligent man - one of my FAVORITE people EVER - but so many people see him with the iconic ‘stache. Can you believe how gorgeous he was? No wonder he had 4 wives - including Paulette Goddard!

Sir Charles Chaplin was a delightful and intelligent man - one of my FAVORITE people EVER - but so many people see him with the iconic ‘stache. Can you believe how gorgeous he was? No wonder he had 4 wives - including Paulette Goddard!

Young Elizabeth, a strong swimmer. The girls were always anxious to do what other children did. Here, swimming lessons at the Bath Club. For the first trip, the nanny made preparations of such magnitude, they might have been going to a desert island. There were large bath towels, dusting powder, combs and brushes, even a small box of chocolates. The Duke (their father), often came to watch.

The day the Queen threw a tantrum and tipped a pot of ink over her own head

QUEEN VICTORIA(1819-1901) WITH HER GRANDDAUGHTER, ALIX OF HESSE,   who grew up to be Tsarina Alexandra Feodrovna of Russia (         -1918) - em: Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria and her grandaughter Victoria Eugenie ‘Ena’, Queen of Spain By Alexander Bassano Half-plate glass negative, 1897

Cubanas Sociedad Habanera. Havana 1950 LIFE Magazine photo. High society Cuban women

vintagecuba: "Eight of Cuba’s loveliest society girls gather in a Havana garden to compare notes on their new clothes, most of which come direct from Paris" From LIFE Magazine - Feb 1950

Photograph by Nina Leen. Havana, Cuba, 1946.

Stumbled across this beauty in the Life Magazine archives, marked as ‘Havana Glamour Girl’. This photoset was taken by Nina Leen in I’m so envious of this lady’s wardr…

People playing slot machines in the casino of the Riviera Hotel. Photograph by Francis Miller. Havana, Cuba, February 1958.

People playing slot machines in the casino of the Riviera Hotel, just ahead of the Communist Revolution, Havana, Cuba, photograph by Francis Miller.

1940s Cuba Tropicana Rumba Dancer Xonia

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c. 1950 A party in Havana where the mothers chaperone their unmarried daughters. | The Havana high life, before Castro and the Revolution

The Havana high life, before Castro and the Revolution

The Havana high life, before Castro - c. 1950 A party in Havana where the mothers chaperone their unmarried daughters.

Lecuona was born in Guanabacoa, Havana, Cuba. He started studying piano at an early age, under his sister Ernestina Lecuona, a famed composer in her own right. As a child prodigy, he composed his first song at the age of 11.[3] He later studied at the Peyrellade Conservatoire under Antonio Saavedra and the famous Joaquin Nin. Lecuona graduated from the National Conservatory of Havana with a Gold Medal for interpretation when he was sixteen.

Lecuona was born in Guanabacoa, Havana, Cuba. He started studying piano at an…

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