Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage Blogathon

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The celebration of Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage is upon us and I’m honored to be hosting a terrific array of posts for day one of this special event.  I’ll waste no time getting to the list, but first I want to thank Kay of Movie Star Makeover for co-hosting this blogathon with me.  She’s been, as always, a lady, a friend and a hoot!

Now…the entries for Day 1:

Bunny Bun’s Classic Movie Blog discusses Maria Montes as a Latina in ARABIAN NIGHTS (1942) and offers a terrific video on Hollywood Latinas before Rita Moreno.

At Joel’s Classic Film Passion we get a look at Anthony Quinn – Man of Many Faces.

Guest blogger on Once Upon a Screen, Wendy submits this entry on  “The Clark Gable of Mexico,” Pedro Armendariz.

“Hollywood was never my goal.”  The Vintage Cameo shines the light on Katy Jurado.

Moon in Gemini looks at the life and career of director, writer, and actor Emilio “El Indio” Fernandez.

The Vintage Cameo on Carmen Miranda who “played true to her heritage.”

From Once Upon a Screen, a revisit with Lupita Tovar in SANTA (1931), Mexico’s first talking picture.

Wide Screen World ama a Ricardo Montalban y lo demuestra en este bonito escrito.

Margaret Perry makes others happy with this look at Cantinflas: Mexico’s Answer to Charlie Chaplin.

Caftan Woman discusses the life and career of Mexico’s first big screen Mexican “singing cowboy,” Tito Guizar.

Silver Screenings looks at revenge Mexican style IN CALIENTE (1935).

Co-host Kay and her “South-of-the-Border Senorita Style” at Movie Star Makeover.

Entries for Day 2, hosted by Kay:

A Shroud of Thoughts studies the wonderful and wacky world of The MEXICAN SPITFIRE movies

Girls Do Film on Flying Down to Rio with Del Rio, Rogers and Astaire.

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

Critica Retro examines Douglas Fairbanks as Zorro.  And I mean EXAMINES.

Outspoken and Freckled offers a thoughtful look at VOLVER (2006).

The Nitrate Diva and the 6 reasons you should watch Spanish-language DRACULA.  I agree!

Theresa discusses the pulls-no-punches Anthony Mann 1949 entry, BORDER INCIDENT.

Movies, Silently gives us RAMONA (1910), a review and historical perspective.

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

Sister Celluloid on Thomas Gomez, the Soul Behind the Villain.

Christy’s Inkwells offers a touching tribute to Cesar Romero: more than just a Latin Lover…

From Backlots a discussion of Rita Hayworth and the Loss of Hispanic Identity.

Finally, by Once Upon a ScreenAntonio Moreno and The Story of Spanish-language Hollywood

Gracias todos!  Un grupo estupendo!

5 Cesar

11 thoughts

  1. Oh my there is so much reading to do. I’m learning so much on movies unfamiliar to me and a little more on actors I’ve heard of but unfamiliar with their careers and persona. Furthermore I love the pretty photos. Thank you for hosting and for all the contributors.

  2. My pleasure and thank YOU! I always learn so much from these events and this one is no different. Such interesting personalities and careers! Not to mention the many movies I add to my “must watch” list.


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