9780195335132

Heroes, Lovers, and Others The Story of Latinos in Hollywood

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  • ISBN13:

    9780195335132

  • ISBN10:

    0195335139

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/1/2008
  • Publisher: Oxford
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Summary

Heroes, Lovers, and Others tells the fascinating history of Latino actorsin American film from the silent era to today. Rodriguez examines such Latinolegends as Desi Arnaz, Dolores del Rio, Rita Hayworth, Raquel Welch, AnthonyQuinn, Selma Hayek, and Antonio Banderas More than just a collection ofcelebrity stories, the book explores the attitudes, cultural conditions, andassumptions that influenced the portrayal of Latinos in film as well as theirreception by the public. Heroes, Lovers, and Others is a comprehensive volumepacked with carefully researched information and analysis for both students andcinema enthusiasts alike.

Author Biography


Clara Rodriguez Professor of Sociology, Fordham University. Currently at work on an update of the classic Coser, Kadushin and Powell text, Books: The Culture and Commerce of Publishing, which will be published by Stanford University Press. She has also been a consultant to a number of television shows and documentaries, most recently, "Dora, the Explorer" and "Sesame Street."

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Hollywood and the Times
The Silent and Early Talkies Era
The ""Good Neighbor"" Era
THe Cold War Era
The Era of Contestation
The Postmodern Era
Selected Readings
Index
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