“Night of the Living Muñoz Marín.” …. “Luis Muñoz Marín had a serious opium habit.” …. here you have it!!
Luis Muñoz Marín had a serious opium habit. Once in a while it showed.
The man on foot in this photo is Rexford G. Tugwell.
He had been governor of Puerto Rico for five years, from Sept. 19, 1941 to Sept. 2, 1946.
This photo was taken in late December 1946, at a publisher’s reception in honor of Tugwell’s new book on Puerto Rico, The Stricken Land.
Jesus Piñero was now the US-appointed governor, and preparations were underway for the first-ever elected Puerto Rican governor – elected by the island voters themselves.
Luis Muñoz Marín, the president of the PPD Party and President of the Puerto Rico Senate, was in line to be that first elected governor.
That is him sitting down, smoking his last inch of cigarette, looking sideways at the photographer.
Notice the hand on Rexford Tugwell’s hip. The tight expression in his mouth. His legs spread…
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