Bottoms Up! Y Como!

Bottoms Up! Y Como!

550.00

Compliments of AGUA CALIENTE In Old Mexico WHERE DRINKING NEVER CEASED. Tijuana, Mexico, c. 1934. Third Edition. 21 x 19 cm. (El Catecismo de la Libacion) A GUIDE FOR EVERYONE. Fearing the loss of customers after prohibition, Agua Caliente printed these booklets to remind the clientele of the gaiety to be had south of the border. Known as a gamblers and gangsters paradise with a racetrack and a casino, Agua Caliente immersed their customers in romantic escapism with exotic music and liberal libations. Rita Hayworth (Margarita Carmen Casino), performing as a dancer, was "discovered" here at the age of 16. Owner's inscription and doodles on front cover. Cover sunned. Interior crisp and clean. Orig. red stiff paper wraps, metal fastener. Good. Wraps.

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