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Roger Asquith

Roger Asquith and Lucille BallRoger Asquith first operated a radio in the Royal Air Force. He later trained as a Marine Radio Officer in London and then set sail around the world on British, Australian, Swedish vessels and finally the hell ship known as the CUBAN TRADER. After a year as a trainee TV cameraman for the CBC in Canada, Roger went to Hollywood. Unable to get a job in television. Roger first worked in the sound department at Walt Disney on the dubbing of Lady and the Tramp into foreign languages, the managed the HOLLYWOOD NEWS SERVICE writing articles for British, Australian and American magazines where he hobnobbed with stars from Elvis Presley, Bette Davis, George Cukor, Marilyn Monroe to Lucille Ball. Roger later opened a bar on the Costa de Sol in Spain, which inspired another story, a wild adventure chasing a thief in drag from Palm Springs to Spain and finally a Sultan’s Sex Palace in exotic Tangiers. SELBY will soon follow the Cuban Trader hell ship to a book shelf or Kindle near you. Roger now lives a much quieter life somewhere in the Gloustershire English Cotswolds.

Roger Asquith's Cuban Trader Interview with BBC

 

 

 

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