Theodore Roosevelt visits the Alvarado Hotel in Albuquerque during his 1912 Presidential Campaign

In his campaign for President of the United States in 1912, Teddy Roosevelt came to the new 47th state, New Mexico. The main hub was the Alvarado Hotel in Albuquerque.

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A Harvey Girl's Memories and the Demolition of the Alvarado Hotel

September 1972

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Elsie and Elsa: Historical Fiction by Ronn Perea

Author - Historian - Public Speaker

Author, Ronn Perea's Historical Fiction "Elsie and Elsa" is for Southwest History Buffs who enjoy tales about Extraterrestrials, Entertainment and Espionage in the Land of Enchantment... Who would have ever thought two ordinary Albuquerque girls turned Rosie the Riveters, Elsie and Elsa, could have so much international history happen all around them in the great American Southwest and not even be aware of it!

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Secret History of New Mexico with Author, Ronn Perea

Sample Reading from Elsie and Elsa - Chapter 16; Pages 63-65 & Chapter 17; Pages 66-67

Elsie and Elsa Become Rosie the Riveters at Hughes Aircraft Company

December 15, 1944, Elsie and Elsa work as Rosie the Riveter at Hughes Aircraft Company in Glendale, CA. This episode includes a tribute to Glenn Miller. If you enjoyed Ronn Perea's reading of this sample, you'll love Elsie and Elsa and all of the stories of Extraterrestrials, Espionage and Entertainment...

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Ronn Perea, also known as the Godfather of New Mexico Comedy, is celebrating his 37th anniversary in the Comedy Club business! Ronn has been a proud member of the Southwest Writer’s Club for decades. Ronn is also a Public Speaker about the History of New Mexico. He is currently promoting his new historical fiction novel: Elsie & Elsa!

History of New Mexico: Enjoy a Walk Through History with Ronn Perea...

The Day the Russians Stole the Atomic Bomb Secrets - Spy House Albuquerque

June 2, 1945: David Greenglass met with Harold Gold, a Russian courier, to exchange the atomic bomb secrets at 209 N High St in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Click the link below to get the minute by minute account of the event from Author and Historian, Ronn Perea…

Kirk Douglas shot favorite movie Lonely are the Brave in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Kirk Douglas made 90 films. He reminisced that his favorite movie of all of them was the contemporary cowboy and his horse opera called LONELY ARE THE BRAVE.

The film company called its headquarters the Western Skies Hotel…

Secret History of New Mexico with Author, Ronn Perea

Sample Reading from Elsie and Elsa - Chapter 33; Pages 205-206

A Harvey Girl's Memories and the Demolition of the Alvarado Hotel in 1970

September 1970: Rose Lovato recalls her days working with her friends as Harvey Girls at the historic Harvey House at the Alvarado Hotel on Route 66 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She recalls the premier musical performers who played the ballroom inclucing Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller.

If you enjoyed Ronn Perea’s reading of this sample, you’ll love Elsie and Elsa and all of the stories of Extraterrestrials, Espionage and Entertainment…

Elsie and Elsa

Electronic ISBN: 978-1-62815-743-7

Print Book ISBN: 978-1-62815-744-4

1943 – 1975


During the mid-20th Century, many historical events occurred in the American Sou

thwest that shaped the lives of many families.  This story brings to light those events and the people that changed the course of history.

We will visit the WWII secret prisoner of war camps plus inside scenes from the Santa Fe American Japanese Internment Camp and its secret allies.

Then, there’s the atomic bomb espionage, the embryonic birth of technology, the Pope, the President, movie stars, celebrities and a future rock-n-roll sex god.

As this story takes place a life shaping relationship will grow between two high school girls Elsie and Elsa.

You will want to pass this book on to your next generation…

244 pages of history you did not know!

If you buy Elsie and Elsa here, Ronn will personally autograph it and send it to you.

An Interview with Ronn Perea by KL Wagoner - SouthWest Writers

Ronn Perea might be best known for his ventures into comedy and theater productions in the United States and abroad, but he is also a history buff and a published author. His newest book is the historical novel Elsie and Elsa (2018) which sheds light on important events that occurred in the American Southwest from 1943 to 1975….READ MORE >>



Comedy club producer Ronn Greco takes his show on the road over America’s Mother Road, Route 66, revealing the behind-the-scenes secrets of the comedy club industry during its heyday. Greco creates comedy club stages where once there were none and fills the American Southwest with laughs. He finally dips his toes into the Pacific. Along the way and through the years we witness the tragedies and glories, romances and passions, and the business and adventures of comics as they come in and out of their producers life.


The Email Tango

Musical Cabaret producer, Peter Arias, bachelor days are over. He wants to get married and, having inherited dancing genes from his mom and pop, he figures a good place to meet women is at dance clubs where he unexpectedly becomes seduced by the ‘Tango.’ But, after a misadventure with a local lady, he gets drawn into the addiction and allure of pursuing romance with women of the world. He communicates with them via the new method called email and travels far and wide in search of his permanent tango partner.

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Public Speaker, Southwest Writers Club, Author, Historian

Producer of Musical Theatre and Comedy Club

Books by Ronn Perea:

How I Got My Kicks on Route 66 & The Email Tango