TROPICANA Havana Cuba 4 Plastic Stirers ballet theme

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  • Item Category: Alcohol & Smoking
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 27,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction
Four original plastic stirers from the internationally famous and legendary Cuban night club Tropicana . In perfect condition, four different transparent colors, on the back it reads : TROPICANA Hecho en Cuba, Habana Cuba Strauss It represents the famous ballerina that appears in this night Club sculptured by Rita Longa. Tropicana es un famoso cabaret cubano creado en 1940 en la zona de Marianao, es conocido como "Un paraíso bajo las estrellas" pues fue construido al aire libre en una zona boscosa aprovechando el fresco de los árboles, convirtiéndose en un cabaret completamente diferente a los tradicionales. Se nutrió del ballet, del circo, del carnaval, de los boleros, del cha cha chá para lograr su creativo espectáculo artístico, cuya fama ha recorrido el mundo entero conviertiendose su nombre en algo de leyenda. En sus escenarios han actuado incontables estrellas cubanas como Olga Guillot, Bola de Nieve, Rita Montaner, Celia Cruz, Vicentico Valdes, Xiomara Alfaro, Rolando Laserie, Miguelito Valdés (Mister Babalú), Facundo Rivero y su cuarteto, cuartetos también como las D' Aidas y Los Faxas, Las Hermanas Lago, Celina y Reutilio, Ana Gloria y Rolando, Manteca, la orquesta de Armando Romeu, que dirigía una nutrida banda en la que participaron Bebo Valdés, Peruchín Justiz, Isidro Pérez, Kiki Hernández y Daniel Pérez, Fernando Vivar, Guillermo Barreto, Alejandro "El Negro Vivar", y Tata Palau, formación catalogada entonces por los críticos como la mejor jazz band cubana que amenizaba noche por noche este centro nocturno. En fin... un despliegue de estrellas talentosísimas que pertenecieron a la farándula inolvidable de la Cuba de ayer, donde el Tropicana sí fue "Un Paraíso Bajo Las Estrellas" y podía disfrutar el ciudadano cubano igual que el extranjero... allí se daban cita todas las grandes personalidades del mundo empresarial y artístico, como Nat King Cole, Peggy Lee, Carmen Miranda, Liberace, Agustín Lara, Pedro Vargas, Daniel Santos, Sonia y Miriam, Lucho Gatica, Josephine Baker, Toña la Negra, Red Mitchell, Conte Candoli, Milt Jackson, Woody Herman, Ralph Burns, Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Hedy Lamarr, Betty Grable, Lena Horne, Harry Belafonte, Sarah Vaugham, George Raft, Jacqueline Francoise, etc. Está matizado por el folclore cubano, por su colorido, variedad de ritmos, la belleza y gracia de sus bailarinas y la calidad de sus artistas. Tropicana is a cabaret and club in Havana, Cuba. It was launched in 1939 on a six-acre (24,000 m²) suburban estate in Havana's Marianao neighborhood.. The Tropicana showcased lavish shows staged by choreographer Roderico "Rodney" Neyra. Headliners included Xavier Cugat, Carmen Miranda, Nat King Cole and Josephine Baker. Heralded as a "Paradise Under the Stars," the Tropicana became known for its showgirls, conga sounds, domino tournaments and flashy, spectacular productions. The long list of celebrities who flocked to the Tropicana included Édith Piaf, Ernest Hemingway, Jimmy Durante and Marlon Brando. Beginning in 1956, Cubana Airlines' Tropicana Special was a round-trip flight that ferried club customers from Miami to the Tropicana and returned them to Florida at 4am the following morning.. The Tropicana had an impact in spreading Cuban culture internationally. New York's Tropicana was a Latin music club launched in 1945 by two Cuban restaurateurs, the brothers Manolo and Tony Alfaro, who made it the most glamorous nightclub in the Bronx. On the TV series I Love Lucy, the character Ricky Ricardo (played by Cuban-born Desi Arnaz) was a singer and bandleader at Manhattan's fictional Tropicana nightclub, now recreated in reality in Jamestown, New York at the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center's Tropicana Room. In 2004, the Atlantic City Tropicana opened The Quarter, which attempts to recreate the architecture, atmosp and cuisine of Old Havana during the 1940s. In its September 1956 issue,Show magazine displayed a four-page spread on Tropicana (1957), a Mexican musical comedy filmed on location at the cabaret and featuring some of the Tropicana's performers. The pro...

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