National Geographic : 1937 Sep
TROPIC COLOR IN TRINIDAD (c) iNational Ueographic Society rinlay Photograph by Edwin L. Wisherd AMERICAN MOVIES ADD ZEST TO LIFE IN TIlE TROPICS " India Speaks " should have particular appeal in Trinidad, for though this British island in the West Indies is half a world away from the Orient, its population and that of near-by Tobago include some 137,000 East Indians, originally imported to work on the plantations (Plates II, IV, V, and VII). The majority of the inhabitants, however, are of African descent. Sometimes natives spend an entire holiday going from one Port-of-Spain theater to another, seeing all the shows in town. To these boys buying peanuts, the names of Hollywood stars are thoroughly familiar.