In what must be the strangest Babalú post to date, Val Prieto confessed that this morning (surely not in the "morning") he shared a vampirish kiss with the long-deceased 1950s actress and bon vivant Ava Gardner.
Val better be careful next time he goes to sleep "perchance to dream."
He may just be visited by Porfirio Rubirosa.
Who might just hit him with his polo stick.
Rubirosa was the Dominican ambassador to Cuba (and half a dozen other countries) during the reign of Trujillo. While Jackie Robinson and Jesse Owens were breaking color barriers in sports, "Rubi" (as he was known) was setting records and breaking barriers in another department. Rubirosa bedded every white starlet and billionaire heiress that crossed his path in his storied 40-year career as the planet's most famous Latin lover.
There was even a '50s Cuban song entitled "¿Qué es lo tuyo, Rubirosa?"
When I do frivolous posts, at least I find the Cuban angles.