In an endeavour to attract more dollar paying tourists to his pocket-size republic, General Batista had the Hilton Hotel chain build one of their dwelling-places in Havana.
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Background: In an endeavour to attract more dollar paying tourists to his pocket-size republic, General Batista had the Hilton Hotel chain build one of their dwelling-places in Havana. Whilst hoping that no one 'busts the bank' on his roulette tables, Batista tries to quel a revolution, that day by day grows more deadly.
To attend the opening ceremony of this steel and concrete construction came film stars. Planeloads of them from the United States. The scintillating gathering included Rory Calhoun, Terry More and Leo Carrillo. For their protection against any kidnap attempts -- such as happened to the ace racing driver Fangio --- by Batista's rebellious opponents, there were plenty of heavily armed riot police, lounging conspicuously in the Hotel forecourt.
Conrad Hilton, the millionaire hotelier, was there for the occasion, and he is seen being greeted by Mr. Arthur Elmigner, vice president of Hilton International, accompanying Hilton is Dorothy Johnson.