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Rolando Laserie Papers

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Personal Papers

Photographs: Cuba

Photographs: Outside Cuba



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Rolando Laserie Papers, n.d., [1930]-1995 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By Zoe Blanco-Roca; Updated by Marta Martinez, December 2009

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Collection Overview

Title: Rolando Laserie Papers, n.d., [1930]-1995Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1958-1963

ID: CHC5123

Creator: Laserie, Rolando (1923-1998)

Extent: 4.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: The Rolando Laserie Papers are organized into three series  Please see the Finding Aid/Inventory section of this guide for more detailed information and a container list.

Formats/Genres: Photographs

Languages: Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Rolando Laserie Papers consist primarily of photographs but also include correspondence, programs and clippings.

Biographical Note

The singer Rolando Laserie (1923-1998) from Santa Clara province in Cuba began his musical career as a percussionist with bands in his hometown.  Laserie later moved to Havana, where he performed with various musical groups including Benny Moré’s Banda Gigante.  Known as “El Guapachoso” (the Ebullient One), Laserie recorded many albums and attained great popularity with his unique interpretation of boleros, guarachas, and other musical genres. Among his best known songs are “Sabor a Mi” and “Amalia Batista.” He was also famous for the interjection “¡de película!” (“out of a movie!”).

In 1960, Laserie went into exile with his wife Gisela, living and performing in Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela, and New York before settling in the 1970s in Miami, Florida, where he died on November 22, 1998.

Subject/Index Terms

Musicians - Cuba
Singers - Cuba

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 1.75 linear feet

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please, contact chc@miami.edu for more information.

Acquisition Method: Gift of Gisela Laserie

Original/Copies Note: Selected materials from this collection have been digitized. For more information please see http://merrick.library.miami.edu/cubanHeritage/chc5123.

Preferred Citation: Rolando Laserie Papers, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries

Other Note: Sponsor Note: The finding aid for this collection was updated and selected photographs digitized with the support of a grant from The Goizueta Foundation.


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[Series 1: Personal Papers, n.d., 1956-1995],
[Series 2: Photographs: Cuba, n.d., [1930]-1990],
[Series 3: Photographs: Outside Cuba, [1950]-[1990]],
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Series 1: Personal Papers, n.d., 1956-1995Add to your cart.
Clippings, correspondence, honors and awards, and programs.
Arrangement: Alphabetical order by document type.
Extent: Box 1 (0.5 linear feet)
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Album de Oro de la Farándula, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Caricatures, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Clippings (Miami Herald, Nuevo Herald, El Herado, El Diario, La Prensa), n.d., 1956-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Clippings (Miami Herald, Nuevo Herald, El Herado, El Diario, La Prensa), n.d., 1956-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Clippings (Miami Herald, Nuevo Herald, El Herado, El Diario, La Prensa), n.d., 1956-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Clippings (Miami Herald, Nuevo Herald, El Herado, El Diario, La Prensa), n.d., 1956-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Clippings (Miami Herald, Nuevo Herald, El Herado, El Diario, La Prensa), n.d., 1956-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Clippings (Miami Herald, Nuevo Herald, El Herado, El Diario, La Prensa), n.d., 1956-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Clippings (Miami Herald, Nuevo Herald, El Herado, El Diario, La Prensa), n.d., 1956-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Clippings (Miami Herald, Nuevo Herald, El Herado, El Diario, La Prensa), n.d., 1956-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1984, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Honors and Awards, 1986, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Memorabilia, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Programs, n.d., 1980, 1984-1987, 1991-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Sheets Music, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Song books, n.d., 1957, 1974, 1983, 1984Add to your cart.
Series 2: Photographs: Cuba, n.d., [1930]-1990Add to your cart.
Portraits and group photographs taken in Cuba of Rolando Laserie and other Latin American entertainers and musical groups, nightclubs, and television programs.
Arrangement: In alphabetical order by last name. Musical groups, nightclubs, and television programs appear at the end of the series.
Extent: Boxes 2 and 4 (0.75 linear feet)
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Portraits of Rolando Laserie, n.d., 1930?, 1956-1960, 1981?, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Academia Cubana de Altos Estudios Masónicos, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Álvarez, Fernando (singer), 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Álvarez, Tony (singer) photocopy, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Álvarez Guedes, Guillermo (comedian) and Ernesto Duarte (musician and composer), n.d., 1958, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Alvarez Mena, Manolo, ca. 1950sAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Bardisa, Raquel (dancer), Isidoro Camara (singer), Armand (photographer), n.d., 1958-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Calero, Sonia (dancer), 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Coney Island Park, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Cosme, Eusebia and Gina Romana, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Cruz, Celia and Omara Portuondo, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Guzmán, Adolfo and Cachao, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Lay, Rafael and Orlando Vallejo, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Martínez, Rogelio (Sonora Matancera conductor), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Mendoza, Celeste, 1958-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Moré, Benny, n.d., 1953, 1956Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Moré, Benny: Benny Moré Orquestra (oversize photograph), 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Pol, Pedro de and Raúl Martínez, 1967?Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Rivera, Paquito de, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Tin-Tan (comedian), 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Valdés, Miguelito, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Vargas, Pedro, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Cojunto Jóvenes del Cuadro, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Cuarteto Facundo Rivero, 1960, ca. 1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 24: Cuarteto "Los Rufinos", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Night Club - Tropicana, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Jardines de La Tropical, n.d., 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Night Club - Venezia Night Club de Santa Clara, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Cabaret Sans-Souci, 1956-1958Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Orquestras: Anacaona, 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Orquestras: Caijo Castro, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Orquestra: Cubanicay, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Orquestra: Ritmo Habanero de Orestes Garcia, 1930sAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: Orquestra: Sabor de Cuba de Bebo Váldes, 1950-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 34: TV Programs: Casino de La Alegría, 1958-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 35: TV Programs - CMQ Biondi, Pepe, 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 36: TV Programs - CMQ Television "Jueves de Partagás", Mendoza, Celeste, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 37: TV Program - "Garido y Piñero", 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 38: TV Program - "Olga y Tony", 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Miscellaneous, 1950s-1960sAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: TV Programs unidentified, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Series 3: Photographs: Outside Cuba, [1950]-[1990]Add to your cart.
Photographs of Rolando Laserie and other entertainers in various locations in Latin America and the United States.
Arrangement: In alphabetical order by location name.
Extent: Boxes 3 and 4 (0.75 linear feet)
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Argentina, n.d., 1961-1962, 1969, 1975?Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Chicago, Illinois, n.d.Add to your cart.
(with Orestes "Minnie" Miñoso)
Folder 3: Colombia, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Ecuador, n.d., 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Los Angeles, California, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Miami, Florida, n.d., 1990sAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: México, n.d., 1960-1961, 1967-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 8: México, n.d., 1960-1961, 1967-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 9: New York, 1958, 1961-1963, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 10: New York, 1958, 1961-1963, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Panamá, n.d., 1957-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Perú, n.d., 1959-1960?Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Puerto Rico, n.d., 1958?-1960?Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Spain, n.d., 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 15: United States of America, n.d., 1961-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Venezuela, 1954-1959, 1964-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Unidentified, n.d., 1958-1959, 1960sAdd to your cart.

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[Series 2: Photographs: Cuba, n.d., [1930]-1990],
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