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- All entries should be previously unpublished and can be blog posts, videos, interviews, pictorials, podcasts or anything that you enjoy.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.
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)
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.
The Dream Book Blog
Here’s the link to my blog post for this blogathon:
Great, thanks! I’m Aurora 😉
I would like to write about the Spanish language version of Dracula for Old Hollywood Films, if that’s OK
It’s wonderful. Thank you, Amanda! 🙂
I would like to jump back into the fray with one of my favourite guys, Ramon Navarro and his role as Inspector Ortega in Don Siegel’s The Big Steal.
YAY!! I forgot he was in that – Thanks for joining, Paddy!
Hi Aurora, I’d like to write about the Dolores Del Rio mural in Hollywood.
Love that topic, Ruth! I’ve failed to see the mural on my trips to Hollywood. Thanks for joining me. 🙂
Not terribly original, I know, but I’ve never written about her in depth, so what the heck: Rita Hayworth.
You got her! 🙂 Thrilled you’re joining me, Rich.
Hi, can I review Danny Trejo in Machete Kills (2013), love Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews, https://weegiemidget.wordpress.com/
Would love to join. Would “Y Tu Mama Tambien” count?
Yay I also pick a Gael Garcia Bernal film! I love your choice 🙂
Yes! Great. 🙂
Great movie and terrific choice. Thanks for joining! 🙂
I’m glad this is back! I had a lot of fun last time I participate 🙂 This year I would like to write about my favourite Spanish film which is También la lluvia (Even the Rain)! I’m at The Wonderful World of Cinema https://thewonderfulworldofcinema.wordpress.com/
Thanks, Virginie! I haven’t that one so I’m especially looking forward to your comments.
I would like to review a Mexican TV miniseries about the 17th century nun and poet Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. The series is called “Juana Ines.”
Moon in Gemini: https://debravega.wordpress.com/
Great, thanks Debbie. I think I’ve seen that available on Netflix and have wondered about it. Looking forward to your write-up.
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.
I’m coming back after a long hiatus and would love to participate in your blogathon. May I do “La Aventurera” with Ninon Sevilla?
I’m thrilled you’re making your return with this event. Thanks so much for joining. 🙂
Don’t forget to update me to Blame it on Rio – love Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews
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”
I love that idea! Thanks, Fritzi!!
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
Great topic! Gracias, Le. 🙂
Hi there! I would like to do a comparison between the Spanish and English-language versions of Dracula.
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.
Wonder if John Landis’ “¡Three Amigos!” would qualify?
Then put me down for it. Like I always say, Hay muchos que se pueden llamarse “guapos” pero hay solo uno “El Guapo!”
Hi Aurora, I just uploaded my post on Dolores del Río:
Hi Aurora ~ I’d like to join your blogathon with my entry on the Mexican film: “CREPÚSCULO” a 1945 starring Arturo de Córdova. This link will be live on October 15th. Thanxx a lot! https://cinemavensessaysfromthecouch.wordpress.com/2017/10/15/crepusculo-aka-twilight/
Hi Aurora! Here is my post, on the Academy’s Hollywood Home Movies, Latin stars edition 🙂 : http://www.thevintagecameo.com/2017/10/hollywood-home-movies-lala-special-edition/
Thanks so much for hosting this every year!
Wonderful!! Can’t wait to read and promote! Thanks again for joining me.
I have a post up on The Cisco Kid! http://mercurie.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-cisco-kid-was-friend-of-mine.html I plan to do one on Gilbert Roland this week.
Great, thanks Terry!
The Inspector General of Veracruz would like a word with you: http://www.caftanwoman.com/2017/10/hollywoods-hispanic-heritage-blogathon.html
Working on my roll-call post and heading over to read!!
Si seńor. Wooohoooo!
My post is up! Thanks so much for hosting.
Thank YOU!! 🙂
My post on Gilbert Roland is up! http://mercurie.blogspot.com/2017/10/gilbert-roland-latin-legend.html
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. 🙂
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!
My pleasure! Mark your calendar for next year!! 🙂