The Havana Trader Vic's opened at a volatile time -- just six months after the restaurant opened, its American manager was shot while running to catch one of the last airplanes out of Cuba back to the US. This location is still open and Polynesian, but it is no longer a Trader Vic's -- it is run by the Cuban government as El Polinesio
Bar & Restaurant
. The 1964 movie "I Am Cuba"
used decor, notably some birdcage lamps, from this Trader Vic's.