Those of you who host blogathons regularly know it’s difficult to come up with new and exciting announcements. That’s particularly true if it’s the sixth installment of the same blogathon as is the case with the 2019 Hollywood’s Hispanic Heritage Blogathon, which I am announcing today. That doesn’t mean, however, that I’m less than thrilled to be back in celebration of the long and meaningful tradition of Latino players in Hollywood. On the contrary, I’m especially excited this year as there are important reasons to be reminded of the contributions the many Hispanic cultures have made to film and television.
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. This blogathon is my small contribution and I hope you join me in making this a memorable event.
Please join me on or before September 29, 2019 to celebrate Hispanic Heritage in Hollywood by discussing actors, films, or television programs that celebrate, depict or examine aspects of Hispanic culture. The topic possibilities are endless. While this blogathon’s focus is primarily “classic” Hollywood cinema, I cannot ignore the impact Hispanics are making in films and television today so feel free to write about a contemporary Latin American actor, filmmaker, film or television show.
As always, the rules and regulations are easy to follow. Let me know what your topic is with a comment below and publish it on or by September 29. Also…
- No need to yell “dibs!”–multiple posts about the same actor, film or subject are welcome. This event calls for variety.
- Please provide me with your blog title and twitter tag, if you have one, so I’ll have that all ready to promote your participation in the blogathon.
- Please include one of the two banners on your blog post to help promote the blogathon. Since my artistic ability and technology do not mix the banners are simple, but I chose two beautiful faces to make up for that.
Bienvenidos y gracias, amigos!
Blogs and Chosen Topics
Pale Writer – Ricardo Montalban in Mystery Street (1950)
Dubsism – Erik Estrada in Midway (1976)
Sean Munger – Spain in the Movies
A Shroud of Thoughts – Stand and Deliver 30th Anniversary
Caftan Woman – Pedro de Cordoba sampler
A Shroud of Thoughts – West Side Story (1961)
Realweegiemidget Reviews – La Bamba (1987)
A Shroud of Thoughts – Robert Cabal retrospective
Poppity Talks Classic Film – Cesar Romero in Captain from Castile (1947)
The Midnite Drive-In – Cheech Marin solo project, Born in East LA (1987)
Crítica Retrô – Garras de Oro (1926)
Hometowns to Hollywood – Lupe Velez, Her Life and Hometown
The Movie Night Group’s Guide to Classic Film – Coco (2017)
Musings of a Classic Film Addict – Bird of Paradise (1932)
Moon in Gemini – Camila (1984)
Ana Eire guest post on Once Upon a Screen – The Ring (1952)
Outspoken & Freckled – Border Incident (1949)
Pure Entertainment Preservation Society – The Spanish Main (1945)
Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights – The Santo movies
Movie Rob – The Mark of Zorro (1940)
Once Upon a Screen – Cuba in the Movies