Please visit th newly created, official Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage Blogathon post to access the fabulous submissions.
Hispanic Heritage Month, whose roots go back to 1968, begins each year on September 15 and ends on October 15. In celebration I am reprising the Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage Blogathon to commemorate the imprint Hispanics have made on Hollywood. I’m excited to continue with what I hope will be a yearly event that spotlights unfamiliar or all-too-often forgotten Hollywood players and movies.
You may remember that Kay of Movie Star Makeover co-hosted this event with me last year. I’m sad to say she is unable to fulfill hosting duties this year so I am going it alone and hope that she is at least able to participate. It wouldn’t be the same without her.
Last year’s event proved both enriching and entertaining and I’m hoping to top that. Here are a few topic guidelines…
I welcome posts celebrating Hispanic Heritage in Hollywood that focus on actors, filmmakers or films 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, I 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. No year limit will be set. Ditto if you wish to examine the legacy of Mexican or Spanish cinema and the like. As was the case last year this event maintains a good neighbor policy! Let me know if you need some suggestions.
Chosen topics and participating blogs will be listed at the end of this post and updated daily.
Date: October 12, 2015 (El Dia de La Raza)
- I’m hoping for as wide a list of topics as possible, but will not limit multiple posts about the same actor, film or subject since everyone’s take is different.
- Please enter your topic of choice in the comments section of this post. This announcement will serve as the base for topic submissions. Now that we have such a variety of social media platforms it’s easy to lose track.
- Including your blog’s title would be most helpful to ensure I get them all correct. A link is even better!
- All posts should be previously unpublished.
- Please include links to this blogathon and the event banner in your entry. Since I was left to my own devices I came up with two decent banners and two…not so much. Hey – I tried. Any and all promotion of this event would be greatly appreciated.
Bienvenidos y gracias, amigos!
Second-rate banners to use at your discretion:
Chosen Topics and Participating Blogs:
Spanish DRACULA – The Stop Button
The Conga Line – Once Upon a Screen
Dolores Del Rio in RAMONA – Outspoken & Freckled
El Santo in SANTO VS. THE VAMPIRE WOMEN – Wide Screen World
BORDER INCIDENT – Old Hollywood Films
Antonio Moreno in JOHN RANCE, GENTLEMAN – Movies, Silently
Jose Iturbi in Hollywood – Sarah, guest post on Once Upon a Screen
Rita Moreno – A Shroud of Thoughts
ZOOT SUIT – Serendipitous Anachronisms
Myrtle Gonzalez and Beatriz Michelena – Critica Retro
Dolores Del Rio in LA OTRA – CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch
Cesar Romero – Out of the Past
Maria Montez in THE MYSTERY OF MARIE ROGET – The Last Drive-In
Katy Jurado – B Noir Detour
LONE STAR – A Person in the Dark
Anthony Quinn – Flickin’ Out
Films of Robert Rodriguez – The Movie Rat
Telenovelas and how they are impacting American TV – Moon in Gemini
Adele Mara – The Horn Section
Sara Montiel in VERA CRUZ – The Wonderful World of Cinema
Juano Hernandez Biography, INTRUDER IN THE DUST – Twenty Four Frames
BORN IN EAST L.A. – Blog of the Darned
John Wayne and the Two Pedros (Armendariz and Gonzalez Gonzalez) – Phyllis Loves Classic Movies
FRIDA – Girls Do Film
Xavier Cugat and his female singer Lina Romay – Comet Over Hollywood
Segundo de Chomon – Film Dirt
Margo Albert – Bunnybun’s Classic Movie Blog
From “Que Pasa, U.S.A.?” to THE BIG BOODLE with Velia Martinez – Once Upon a Screen
Tórtola Valencia in PASIONARIA – Silents Please
The Tower of the Seven Hunchbacks (La Torre de los Siete Jorobados) – Wolffian Classic Movies Digest