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- All posts should be previously unpublished.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
Is the Spanish Dracula fair game?
This sounds awesome, Aurora! This old chicano must think of contributing in some way. 😀
Please do!! 😀
I’ll write about the film career of famed Mexican wrestler El Santo, with a focus on the movie Santo vs. the Vampire Women!
Rich- Great idea!!!!
LOVE THAT!! Thanks, Rich!
May I do Dolores Del Rio in RAMONA? Does that even count?
You got it! Was planning one on that myself from the fabulous screening we saw, but you’ve taken a load off! 😀 SUCH FUN! Thanks, Kellee!
You all are killing me with these fantastic blogathons! Ramon Navarro, gosh darn was he a sexy bastard! tragic end too… You’re a pistol Aurora !
LMAO! So are you! I was seriously contemplating not doing this, but I couldn’t let it go. SOOO many blogathons and everyone’s overwhelmed. So here I am! 🙂
Ha!!! Yep, you think U want to take a little break from writing and do more watching, and then buzzdt! like moths to the flame… U just can’t help yourself… Seriously, it’s such a wonderful theme!
Reblogged this on the last drive in and commented:
Aclamaciones!!!!! Once Upon a Screen announces Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage Blogathon 2015
THANKS for the reblog, Joey!!
Hello, I’d like to write about Border Incident if that’s OK with everybody. Amanda from Old Hollywood Films.
Wonderful!! Thanks, Amanda!
Oh, now I am undecided! I can’t decide between Ricardo Montalban or maybe writing about the Zorro movies made during the classic era! I’ve written about Mr. Montalban before, so I am leaning towards Zorro.
OH MAN!! Don’t want to influence you so I’ll say nothing except that if I can get my hands on Montalban’s MYSTERY STREET I’ll do something on that. Anything you do will be wonderful, Terry!
Oh, your mention of Mystery Street gave me an idea! I could write about the Ricardo Montalban movie Border Incident. It would fit the blogathon perfectly!
That’s already been chosen. Although I won’t stop repeats I thought you should know.
Darn. Oh well, it may be for the best. I just remembered I could write about one of my childhood crushes and one who is still with us, Rita Moreno!
LOVE IT!! I’ll add that if it’s a go, but no problem if you need more time to decide.
Hey, Aurora, can I cover Luis Valdez’s Zoot Suit (1981)?
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Fantastic, Summer! Glad to have you onboard! 🙂
Is it okay if I make my post a double-header, I want to add the musical comedy “The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit” (1998), it shares major elements with “Zoot Suit”.
I have a wonderful topic (and I’m not biased!): the silent Latina stars Myrtle Gonzalez and Beatriz Michelena.
Me encanta, Le!! 🙂 Thank you!
Hi Aurora – It’s me Teresita from “CineMaven’s: Essays from the Couch” ( https://cinemavensessaysfromthecouch.wordpress.com/ ). Last year you allowed me to post as a guest writer on your blog for your inaugural HOLLYWOOD’S HISPANIC HERITAGE BLOGATHON. ( Thanx again! ) Well this year, I’d like to come in on my own steam. May I please cover Dolores Del Rio in her 1946 film “LA OTRA”?
Si, Teresita!! Great choice! I haven’t seen that in eons. 🙂
Can I put my name down for a post about Cesar Romero?
YAY!! Of course!! Happy you’re joining me in this. 🙂
Is anyone doing Maria Montez in The Mystery of Marie Roget 1942… If not I’m your girl!!!
Did I respond with a WOOT? If not, WOOT!
You certainly WOOTED!!!!!
I’d love to write on Katy Jurado as femme fatale in High Noon as Western noir.
I was hoping Katy would be spoken for!! Wonderful! Thank you. 🙂
Hi Aurora. Can I write about 1996’s “Lone Star”?
Yes, please! Happy to have you join in, Marsha! 😀
Can I take part? Topic: The Many Faces of Anthony Quinn.
Can I do a post about the films of Robert Rodriguez?
Yes! I’m a fan! Thank you. 🙂
As we discussed on Twitter, I will write about telenovelas and how they are impacting American TV.
Yes! Can’t wait! Adding new entries tonight. 🙂 thanks, Debbie!
Aurora: count the Horn Section in; I’d like to write about Adele Mara. (Will be doing a couple of her films for another blogs thin in Sept so it will be a nice continuation 🙂
Wonderful, Hal!! I’ll add you to the list this evening. Thanks for joining! 🙂
Hope I’m not too late to subscribe! 🙂 I’d like to write about Sara Montiel in Vera Cruz. My blog is The Wonderful World of Cinema (but I think you already know that!): https://thewonderfulworldofcinema.wordpress.com
WONDERFUL!! Not too late at all! Not sure why I didn’t receive notification of your comment, but adding you right away! Terrific choice!
Hi Aurora, Going to write an article on Juano Hernandez. It will be part bio and part a look at the film Intruder in the Dust. https://twentyfourframes.wordpress.com/
I’m beyond thrilled you’re joining in, John!! Thanks and I LOVE JUANO!! 😀
Reblogged this on The Movie Rat and commented:
An October blogathon a-comin’. I will be discussing the films of the talented, versatile auteur Robert Rodriguez!
Hi Auroroa, I know this is going to sound stupid but I want to do, Born in East L.A., written, directed, and starring Cheech Marin. I know it’s kind of cheesy but I like it a lot more than I think I would.
Not weird at all! Love the idea! Thanks so much for joining the fun, Chris!
Could I do a post on Pedro Armendariz and Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez and the John Wayne films they appeared in? It will be titled: John Wayne and the Two Pedros.
Love it!! Wonderful, Phyl! Glad to have you join us!
Very much NOT a classic, but please could I take Frida (2002)?
You got it!! Thanks fir taking part. 🙂
May I write about Xavier Cugat and his female singer Lina Romay?
Sure thing! Love it! Thanks for joining. 😀 I’ll add you to the list later today.
Hi, I’d love to participate, and would like to write about Segundo de Chomon. I do wish you had at least one vertical image, so I could pimp this in my sidebar. Would it be all right if I made one? I’ll share it here if I do.
Hi! Thanks for joining and sure, go ahead and create an image. I’d appreciate it if you can share it and I’ll add it to the choices. – Aurora
I just saw this blogathon. I’d like to do something on actress Margo. I don’t know what yet but I’d like to claim her for a piece at least. I do want to highlight her philanthropy.
Decidedly un-fancy, but here’s a link to a smaller vertical announcement: http://i.imgur.com/2aXJvsj.png
It’s similar to the ones I did last year, but love it. I’m innately unfancy. 🙂 THANK YOU!
Hi there! I just saw this post, and sadly I’m unable to commit to writing anything on so short notice, but it sounds like a great event. I have covered a couple of Spanish silent films on my blog before though – it’s probably not blogathon relevant (not Hollywood; posted earlier this year), but I wondered if you might be interested in reading about a film starring a famous Spanish dancer of the early twentieth century: https://silentsplease.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/pasionaria/
Thank you and good look on the blogathon!
Hi! Actually, I’ll feature it on the list. I don’t usually like to include older posts, but would love to spread the word. 🙂
Oh wow, cool! Thank you. I hope that some people will enjoy reading about Tórtola Valencia and her film(s). I will surely participate with a proper post for your next blogathon. 🙂
PS Above, I meant to write “luck” instead of “look”, lol.
The Tower of the Seven Hunchbacks (Spanish:La Torre de los Siete Jorobados i would love to review if fine for it?
YES!! Thanks so much! Added you to the list. 🙂
Hi Aurora – Here is my link to Dolores Del Rio’s “La Otra” – https://cinemavensessaysfromthecouch.wordpress.com/2015/10/11/la-otra-1946/
Wooohooo! Thanks! 😀 you get a gold star for being numero uno!
I just wanna be the teacher’s pet…. L0L!
The article on Border Incident for Old Hollywood Films is ready for tomorrow: http://www.oldhollywoodfilms.com/2015/10/border-incident.html
Thanks for hosting!
Okay here’s my post, I omitted the second film. it is only Zoot Suit, https://serendipitousanachronisms.wordpress.com/2015/10/11/zoot-suit-1981-hollywoods-hispanic-heritage-blogathon/
Thanks! Can’t wait to read!
Aurora, my post is up at The Horn Section: http://hornsection.blogspot.com/2015/10/hollywoods-hispanic-heritage-blogathon.html
THANKS!! I’ll promote them all tomorrow. 🙂
It’s up! So psyched! http://themovierat.com/2015/10/12/hispanic-heritage-blogathon-the-films-of-robert-rodriguez-2
Can’t wait to read it!!!
Hi Aurora! Comet Over Hollywood’s post on Xavier Cugat + a bit on South American influence on 1940s culture is up: http://cometoverhollywood.com/2015/10/11/now-youre-cooking-just-like-cugat-says-with-gasoline/
THANKS SO MUCH!!
https://wolffianclassicmoviesdigest.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/the-tower-of-the-seven-hunchbacks/ Hey Aurora my review of The Tower of the Seven Hunchbacks (Spanish:La Torre de los Siete Jorobados,thanks so much for this wonderful event.
I’m sitting with a friend in the hospital, so I got it in just under the wire. Hope you can still add it! Segundo de Chomon: http://filmdirtblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-short-spooky-films-of-segundo-de.html
No problem & will promote, but not until morning. THANK YOU and I hope your friend is ok.
No Carmen Miranda? She was a huge star and the highest-paid actress in Hollywood in the 40’s. She also had a great influence in the fashion industry with her turbans and her sandals and platform shoes. She introduced the brazillian music to the americans. As a brazillian I protest!
That means you’ll submit an entry on her for next year, Claudio? I’m excited!!! Everyone chooses who they want to discuss. I’m a huge fan of Carmen’s!
Thank you for your reply. I’d love to submit an entry on Carmen, but I’m afraid my English is not good enough.