March 1928 Times of Cuba vacation magazine
A Tropical Magazine, tourist edition
Now on the newsstands - 200 pages of the most readable Wit, Humor, Satire and Epigrammaticism that has appeared in this clever Havana Monthly Newspaper-Revue in its sixteen years of publication. Crowded with snap and inter-sprinkled with peppiness. Profusely illustrated with the best wit and caricature of Latin artists.
Two hundred brilliant and scintillating pages! Not a dry statistic - not even the picture of a palm tree. Nothing trite or tourist guide-y. And not a single advertisement! No “She ‘swayed suddenly toward his waiting (continued on Page 146).”
You’ll find old friends in Havanities, some of them discovered by The Times of Cuba. There is Betty Fellows (our famous “Blonde Stenographer,” no longer in Havana, alas!), Heddin Helward (ordinarily a serious executive, now with a large Chicago financial institution), Louise Winter (poetess), Beth Cheney Nichols (Haverhill, Mass., writer of verse considerably more tropical than her native New England), Ermon Miland Peck (Hartford, Conn., engineer, also of tropical literary tendency), Jane Thomas (the name conceals that of a well known American magazine writer), T. B. S. (not the initials of the writer, who is the plantation chief of a large sugar mill in Pinar del Rio but who wrote for the T/C from Rio Cauto, Oriente), John Perley Robinson, prolific Jacksonville. Fla., writer of pot-boilers and better), Frank (the first name of a well known Havana business man of many years residence), Leslie E. Sanders (somewhat erratic but dashing writer of Cuban verse with decided Kiplingesque lilt), Ora Waterman (our Camaguey Mrs. Pepys with an inheritance from Juvenal).
Then there are famous Tropical Classics-like the noted “Tropical Tramp, or Down and Out,” (favorite of Tom Towns of Holguin and often recited in its entirety by the late H. L. Hill of Havana), “The Little Brown Brother” (which had its part in landing its editor-now the editor of the T/C - in durance not so vile at Manila in the days of 1898), “The Ballad of Tampa Bay,” and a score of others, the authorship of some lost in antiquity.
The volume is of convenient pocket size-that of The Times of Cuba - on strong paper, with staunch board covers printed in red, brown, green and gold, as reproduced on the other side of this page. It is mailed in strong kraft envelopes, postage paid, or these envelopes may be obtained without extra cost at newsstands.
The only serious purpose of Havanities is to make Cuba better known and to further amuse and please the visitor already within our gates. The price has been fixed at One Dollar-lower than that of most books of similar scope and size. The first edition consists of 20,000 copies and no more will be printed unless there is a strong demand. It might be well, therefore, to order early.
NEWSDEALERS: Havanities may be bought in lots of ten or more at a substantial discount, affording a pleasing profit. A discount of ten percent is allowed private purchasers of ten or more copies. SEND IT HOME AS A GIFT. We mail presentation cards.
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San Larazo 95, Havana