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There has much discussion about the night life in Havana taken to the extreme.  This section contains various contemporary articles which shed some light on the "inside" of Cuba's night life.  In comparison, the nightlife of Miami is offered.  In most cases we have selected the most inflammatory articles to let the reader view from the extreme.  
Some more tame vacation targets of many mainstream Americans are also listed. For more on general tourism, go to the Tourism Menu.


[REF: Cabaret Yearbook, Winter Resort Number, Volume One, poss 1956, p20]

HAVANA  The sexiest city in the world -- that's what Havana has been termed by world travelers.  In the shadow of the presidential palace, in the capital's narrow ancient streets, there is indeed the open practice of the world's oldest profession.  But sex in Havana is not cheap and tawdry.  Sex is rather in the beat of city life, in the tropical scent of this vast metropolis, in the cosmopolitan outlook of its people.  For Havana is a woman, and fickle female that she is, must be entertained.  And so cabaret life is rich and exciting, different from anything found in the U.S.  It has a rhythm and gaiety all its own -- all but an hour by plane from Miami.


HAVANA

Cuban Gambling Casinos & The Mafia

NIGHTLIFE

SIN - With a Rhumba Beat -- Prostitution, Politics, Gambling.. Cuba 1950
Havana's Favorite Drink -- The Daiquiri
Havana is a Man's Town 1955
Cabaret's Guide to Havana night clubs and cabarets 1956
Guide to After-Dark Havana night clubs, bars...1956
Havana Nightlife Guide 1956
Havana's Tropicana Is Most Beautiful Club 1956
Havana Night Life by Jay Mallin ca 1956 unpublished work
Havana's Sans Souci Night Club 1957
World's Rawest Burlesque Show by Jay Mallin ..
Havana's Shanghai Theater 1957



MUSIC
Cuba's Tin Pan Alley 1947 Havana's shabbiest cabarets and voodoo lodges

GAMBLING - CASINOS

American Gambling Interests In Cuba 1959

HAVANA - Nightlife - Gambling by Jay Mallin ..
Cuba's Capones -- Top dogs in Batista's casinos



DANCERS -- ENTERTAINERS

Miriam Naves Loynaz: Havana Showgirl 1958
U.S. Stripper Bubbles Darlene Debunks Cuban Song "La Enganadora"
Betty Howard  packed Havana theaters 1956
Lovely Latin Cuban Dancer Elvira Padovano  a/k/a Chris Mara
Carmela - Cuban Stripper
Tybee Afra Afro-Cuban Rhythm Dancer



[REF: Cabaret Yearbook, Winter Resort Number, Volume One, poss 1956, p5]

MIAMI

Top winter resort in America, Miami becomes the entertainment capital of America in the winter months.  The Florida spa is jam-packed with thousands of vacationists, all well-heeled and out for a good time.  Miami does its best to give it to them in some of the plushest niteries in the land.  Whether it's an elegant hotel cabaret on the beach, a palatial bistro on one of the bay islands or just a strip spot out in the sticks, Miami is dedicated to giving its winter customers a long-remembered night on the town.  Everywhere the theme is the same girls, some of the best-stacked beauties in the land.  For Miami is a city of the outdoors, of sun and surf.  And its women have to be the most shapely for Miami's standard uniform is the swim suit.



 Guide to After-Dark Miami 1956 Miami
 Nightlife  Miami Beach Nightlife 1956
Miami
 Night Life Guide 1956
 Cabaret Guide To Miami 1956

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