TITLE

Film and Theater

AUTHOR(S)
Lim�n, Jos� E.; Mintzer, Richard
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Trailblazers: Latino Americans in Sports, Film, Music & Governme;2005, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the Hispanic Americans who achieved fame in film and theater in the U.S. Latinos have long been part of the U.S. stage and cinema, but for many years, stereotypes forced Latino performers into a limited number of roles. Frustrated by being depicted in a way that was often not very positive, many performers left the U.S. and made movies in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries. Some Latino performers, however, were determined to succeed in Hollywood and worked very hard to be noticed by talent scouts. In the 1920s, silent-film star Lolita Dolores Martinez was among the first major Latino actresses to achieve U.S. fame. INSET: And the Oscar Goes to....
ACCESSION #
16757780

 

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