Havana Nocturne: A Mob Tour: Feb. 14-18, 2019
This one is quite different from other Postmambo Studies tours. Among the differences is that it's short, as we see from the dates. We get to stay in Havana, meaning we don't have to pack and move everyday. And there is free time to explore on one's own. Nor is it as music-heavy. But -- this is Cuba. There is music, wonderful music.
It's really different (and shorter -- did I mention shorter?) than the long one one through Eastern (Caribbean) Cuba which I embark January 2.
We will be hanging out at such places as where the Luciano Havana Mob Conference (including Frank Sinatra), was held, the presidential suite of the Hotel nacional, the fabled Tropicana -- yah, it's still there and has never stopped having performances, tour the Meyer Lansky hotels, etc.
Remember the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, the event that sets off the events of the still splendid BillyWilder 1959 film Some Like It Hot, with Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemon? Yah. 1959, which by the end, was the end of Lansky's and the mob's rule of Havana too. Pretty darned cool, yah?
Terrific way to spend Valentine's Day, 2019, particular as the weather critters are mumbling about Polar Vortex blizzards over here then . . . .