ANUNCIO: Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage Blogathon

Hispanics in Hollywood have left a deep imprint on the movies.  Whether by way of stereotypical depictions that range from the latin lover to the subservient housemaid or via the talents of ambassadors like Carmen Miranda and Xavier Cugat, Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage is rich and deserving of celebration.  In that vein and to coincide with Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins today (September 15 – October 15) co-hosts Kay (@KayStarStyle) of Movie Star Makeover and Aurora (@CitizenScreen) of Once Upon a Screen launch the Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage blogathon.

7 Dolores

Movie Star Makeover and Once Upon a Screen welcome bloggers to share posts celebrating Hispanic Heritage in Hollywood by discussing actors or filmmakers (like Rita Hayworth, Cesar Romero and Desi Arnaz) and films (like MEXICAN SPITFIRE, FIESTA, ZORRO or HOLIDAY IN MEXICO) that celebrate, depict or examine aspects of Hispanic culture.  Or, you may also choose to discuss the treatment of a Hispanic Hollywood player or players in general on screen or behind the scenes.  The possibilities are endless.  While this blogathon’s focus is primarily “classic” Hollywood cinema, we recognize the impact Hispanics are making in films today so if you’re burning to write about a contemporary Latin American actor, filmmaker or film, that’s fine, too. Ditto if you wish to examine the legacy of Mexican or Spanish cinema and the like.  We maintain a good neighbor policy!

2 Desi

Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage Blogathon will run October 11-12 (Sat-Sun), so please submit your posts by October 9-10, to ensure we’ve got time to get things organized and prettied up.

Casa-keeping notes:

  • No need to yell “dibs!”–multiple posts about the same actor, film or subject are welcome. We love various riffs on the same melody, don’t you?
  • Please provide us with your blog title, twitter tag, and contact info so we’ll have that all ready to promote your participation in the blogathon.
  • Si! to archived posts or double-dipping (using your post here and on other outlets) –  as long as those posts are refreshed to include links to this blogathon, the host pages and banner.
  • Please include one of our festive banners on your blog post to help promote the blogathon and for instant cool factor.

Bienvenidos y gracias, amigos!


More Banners:

6 Cantinflas

8 Margarita

1 Lupita

5 Cesar

3 Carmen

Participants and Topics

Theresa on Once Upon a Screen – BORDER INCIDENT (1949)

Backlots – Rita Hayworth

Outspoken and Freckled – VOLVER (2006)

Bunnybun’s Classic Movie Blog – Latina in ARABIAN NIGHTS (1942)

Once Upon a screen – Antonio Moreno and The Story of Spanish-language Hollywood

Silver Screenings – IN CALIENTE (1935)

Wide Screen World – Ricardo Montalban

A Shroud of Thoughts – The MEXICAN SPITFIRE movies

Caftan Woman – Tito Guizar in ON THE OLD SPANISH TRAIL (1947)

The Vintage Cameo – Katy Jurado

The Vintage Cameo – Carmen Miranda

Phantom Empires – The Cisco Kid IN OLD ARIZONA (1929)

Joel’s Classic Film Passion – Anthony Quinn

Bunnybun’s Classic Movie Blog – Hollywood Latinas Before Rita Moreno (video)

Once Upon a Screen – Lupita Tovar in SANTA (1931)

Moon in Gemini – Emilio “El Indio” Fernandez

Critica Retro – Douglas Fairbanks as Zorro

The Nitrate Diva – Spanish DRACULA (1931)

Margaret Perry – Mario Moreno “Cantinflas”

Movies. Silently – RAMONA (1910)

Movie Star Makeover – South of the Border Styles for Forties Senoritas

GIrls Do Film – FLYING DOWN TO RIO (1933)

Fernando on Once Upon a Screen – Dolores Del Rio, All Beauty and Class

Cinematically Insane – New Book on Lupe Velez Debunks the Myths of “Hollywood Babylon”

Wendy on Once Upon a Screen – Pedro Almendariz

Sister Celluloid – Thomas Gomez

Christy’s Inkwells – Cesar Romero

43 thoughts

  1. Hi! To be honest this is the first time we’ve announed submission of archived posts. You’d need to let me know the subject so I can note it on the list, refresh/update the post to include links to this blogathon and a banner and then just send me the direct link to the post that week so we can properly promote it during the blogathon weekend. As far as you video, just send me the title now and direct link that week and I’ll promote it.

    Let me know if this is clear. 🙂


  2. Quéééééé buena idea! I finally saw CANTINFLAS on Friday, and I’ve definitely been in the mood for some classic Hispanic/Latino cinematic excellence since then. I would love to do a post on Katy Jurado.

    I also have an older post on Carmen Miranda if you’d like to link to that! I’ll update it with the new banner and send the link in a sec.

    My Twitter name is @vintagecameos and site is Thanks!

  3. I LOVED Cantinflas so giving it AND the man a bit of attention for this. SOO happy you’re taking Katy Jurado! Love her. Was afraid she’d be ignored. YAY!! I’ll add you to the list for both Katy and Carmen.


  4. SO excited by this topic! Took me a while to settle on a subject–so many great possibilities!

    I’ve decided I would like to write about Emilio (“El Indio”) Fernandez, who directed several classics of the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, including Enamorada, Maria Candelaria and an adaptation of John Steinbeck’s The Pearl (La Perla). He was also an actor who appeared in Hollywood films and television.

    1. Hi Debbie! I replied to you yesterday and I don’t see the response here so am trying again. If this is doubled then don’t mind me! I’m super excited about this too and I’ve still to choose another topic myself. I know El Indio Fernandez’ films! Great topic! Adding to to this list. THAKS so much for participating.


    1. Replied to this from my phone and apparently it didn’t go through. EXCITED you’re joining us and I love that pick! Wonder if that’s the same story Dolores del Rio starred in 1928? In any case, THANKS!!


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