Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage Blogathon #DePelicula

Hispanic Heritage Month began in 1968 to celebrate the contributions, histories and cultures of American citizens of Hispanic origin. The yearly month-long series of events begins on September 15 and ends on October 15. I like to do my small part on this blog and across social media by hosting the Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage Blogathon, which kicks off its fourth incarnation with this announcement. I’m excited to continue this tradition and hope you can join me in spotlighting movies and TV shows by, with and for Hispanics.


If you’d like to join, but can’t think of a topic or topics here are a few lists to get you started:

Latinos in Film from Wikipedia



  • I will not limit multiple posts about the same actor, film or subject since everyone’s take is different. I hope for originality, however, and unique topics will get an extra smile from me.
  • I am also open to commentaries on all eras of film and television about Hispanic themes and players.
  • 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  • All entries should be previously unpublished and can be blog posts, videos, interviews, pictorials, podcasts or anything that you enjoy.
  • Please include links to this blogathon and the event banner in your entry. I guess this is where I should apologize for the one, plain banner available, but I like to keep things simple. Not to mention I have limited artistic capabilities with technology. That said, what counts are your words and posts.
  • Your entries should be published by October 15, the final day of Hispanic Heritage Month – when I will promote all entries. You can post the direct links in the comments section or email me at citizenscreenclassics at gmail.com
  • Any and all promotion of this event would be greatly appreciated.
  • If you tweet using the #DePelicula tag throughout Hispanic Heritage Month I will share your posts across platforms to spread the word. I’ve noted my social media accounts at the end of this post.

Gracias, amigos!

Participating Blogs and Topics

The Dream Book Blog – Beatriz Michelena in Salomy Jane (1914).

A Person in the Dark – “Why I Cheated on Cary Grant with Gilbert Roland”

Ana Eire guest essay on Once Upon a Screen

Old Hollywood Films – Spanish-language Dracula (1931)

Caftan Woman – Ramon Navarro as Inspector Ortega in Don Siegel’s The Big Steal (1949)

Noralil Ryan Fores guest post on Once Upon a Screen – Mikhail Kalatozov’s I Am Cuba (1964)

Silver Screenings – Dolores Del Rio mural in Hollywood

Wide Screen World – Rita Hayworth

The Wonderful World of Cinema – Icíar Bollaín’s También la lluvia (Even the Rain) (2010)

Thoughts All Sorts – Alfonso Cuaron’s Y Tu Mamá También (2010)

Moon in Gemini – Juana Ines TV series

Realweegiemidget Reviews –  Stanley Donen’s Blame It on Rio (1984)

Susu guest post on Once Upon a Screen – Favorite Cuba-themed movies

Mildred’s Fatburgers – Alberto Gout’s La Aventurera (1950) with Ninon Sevilla

Movies Silently – Silent Film’s Hispanic Heritage

Sarah Owens guest post on Once Upon a Screen – The Careers of José Iturbi and His Piano

Once Upon a Screen – El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor)

Critica Retro – The Career of Jose Ferrer

The Midnite Drive-In – John Landis’ Three Amigos (1986)

CineMaven’s Essays from the Couch – Julio Bracho’s Crepúsculo (Twilight) (1945)

A Shroud of Thoughts – The Cisco Kid

Once Upon a Screen – Antonio Momplet’s Vértigo (1946)


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  1. HI Patricia!
    I guess I’m getting the jump on this blogathon :-). I’d love to participate in this important event. I’d love to do my post on the Hispanic silent film actress Beatriz Michelena in the early silent Salomy Jane (1914).

    I’ll be doing my post fairly early in the blogathon (on September 24). You mention in the instructions to send the post to you. How would you like us to do that? Should we send the link via email to you (and if so, what is your email address) or should we post the link here in the comments section? I’m not quite clear on that.

    Tam May
    The Dream Book Blog

  2. I am so thrilled and happy to find this blogathon. Such a great idea, and I will be delighted to be part of it. I am definitely in, just have to decide on the topic/film now. I will be back with my choice.

  3. Hi there! I just started reviewing a stack of wonderful silent films from assorted Spanish-speaking countries in the Americas (Colombia, Bolivia, Chile, Mexico) and would love to do a compilation post. Something like, “Silent Film’s Hispanic Heritage”

  4. Hi, Aurora!
    I had a hard time deciding my topic but I finally made up my mind: I want to write about Buñuel in Mexico.
    Le from Critica Retro

  5. Hi there! I would like to do a comparison between the Spanish and English-language versions of Dracula.
    -Barry P.
    Cinematic Catharsis

    1. Hi. Ok. Someone else already chose Spanish Dracula, but I didn’t specify no repeats so that works. I’ll add you to the list a bit later. Thanks for taking part.

    1. Thanks, Terry!! My roll-call post will be published late tonight and I’ll promote all entries on Twitter and on my facebook page tomorrow. 🙂

  6. Guess I arrived late for the party. I can’t wait to next year though! Because I’d love to participate. It sounds really fun! And it would really help to promote Latin America’s classic films. As a Latin myself, I really appreciate it. Thank you so much for keeping our legacy alive!

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