Donald McPhail - The Millionaires Cruise: Sailing Toward Black Tuesday

Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 7:00pm

In The Millionaires Cruise: Sailing Toward Black Tuesday, it's September 1929, and the world's newest luxury liner sets sail from San Francisco on the most glamorous cruise ever offered. The sleek SS Malolo embarks on a sixty-day sailing to the most exotic ports in the Pacific. Dubbed "The Millionaires Cruise" because of its wealthy passengers, none of these celebrated guests realizes that in just thirty days the stock market will collapse and their lives will be shattered. Author Donald McPhail's unique take on an actual cruise presents scoundrels and seducers, entertainers, idealists, and other memorable characters; and picturesque ports of call where drugs, sex, and violence come as no surprise. This is also the story of enigmatic South African Duff Malone, top cruise director for the world's largest travel company, charged with managing an unmanageable situation.

Donald McPhail spent many years as a travel writer and travel executive. His articles have appeared in the San Francisco Examiner, Vancouver Sun, and Johannesburg Star, as well as inflight and travel industry magazines.

This event will be introduced by noted jazz pianist Dick Fregulia, playing songs of the era.

 

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925