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Viva Hollywood, the legacy of Latin and Hispanic artists in American film, Luis I. Reyes ; foreword by Jimmy Smits

Label
Viva Hollywood, the legacy of Latin and Hispanic artists in American film, Luis I. Reyes ; foreword by Jimmy Smits
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-269) and index
resource.biographical
contains biographical information
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Viva Hollywood
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
1291313103
Responsibility statement
Luis I. Reyes ; foreword by Jimmy Smits
Series statement
TCM Turner classic movies
Sub title
the legacy of Latin and Hispanic artists in American film
Summary
Through an authoritative narrative and lavish photography, this is an in-depth history of the stars, films, achievements, and influence of the Hispanic and Latino community in Hollywood history from the silent era to the present day. Overcoming obstacles of prejudice, ignorance, and stereotyping, this group has given the world some of its most beloved stars and told some of its most indelible stories. Viva Hollywood examines the stars in front of the screen as well as the people behind-the-scenes who have created a rich legacy across more than 100 years. The role of Latin women on screen is explored through the professional lives of Dolores Del Rio, Rita Hayworth, Raquel Welch, Salma Hayek, Penélope Cruz, and many more. The book covers the films and careers of actors ranging from silent screen idol Antonio Moreno, to international Oscar-winning star Anthony Quinn, to Andy Garcia and Antonio Banderas. A spotlight is also given to craftspeople who elevated the medium with their artistry--visionaries like cinematographer John Alonzo, Citizen Kane scenic artist Mario Larrinaga, and Oscar-winning makeup artist Beatrice de Alba
Table Of Contents
Foreword / by Jimmy Smits -- Introduction -- Latin and Hispanic film origins: how it all began -- Matinee idols: Latin lovers and dancing señoritas -- Tutti frutti hats and good neighbors: Hollywood goes Latin for World War II -- Present and accounted for: Hollywood film classics -- Postwar social problem films and emerging stars (1945-1965) -- Turbulent times: the '60s and '70s -- Authentic voices: Hollywood reimagines Latinos -- Latina protest and empowerment -- A contemporary class of leading men -- New visions: looking toward the future
Target audience
adult
Classification
writerofforeword
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