Latina/O Stars in U. S. Eyes The Making and Meanings of Film and TV Stardom
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Description: This book explores the role film and television stardom has played in establishing, reinforcing, and challenging popular ethnic notions of Latina/os in the United States since the silent film era of the 1920s. In addition to documenting the importance of Latina and Latino stars to American film and television history, Mary C. Beltraacute;n focuses on key moments in the construction of "Hollywood Latinidad" by analyzing the public images of these stars as promoted by Hollywood film studios, television networks, producers, and the performers themselves. Critically surveying the careers of such film and television stars as Dolores Del Rio, Desi Arnaz, Rita Moreno, Freddie Prinze, Edward James Olmos, Jessica Alba, and Jennifer Lopez, Latina/o Stars in U.S. Eyes also addresses the impact of the rise in Latina and Latino media producers and the current status of Latina/o stardom.
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Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 7/13/2009
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
|Introduction: Latina and Latino Stars in U.S. Eyes|
|Latin Lovers and American Accents: Dolores Del Rio and Hollywood's Transition to Sound|
|The Good Neighbor on Prime Time: Desi Arnaz and I Love Lucy|
|A Fight for "Dignity and Integrity": Rita Moreno in Hollywood's Postwar Era|
|The Burden of Playing Chico: Freddie Prinze and Latino Stardom in Television's Era of "Relevance"|
|The Face of the "Decade": Edward James Olmos and Latino Films of the 1980s|
|Crossing Over the Latina Body: Jennifer Lopez and the 1990s "Latin Wave"|
|Ethnic Ambiguity in the Era of Dark Angels: Jessica Alba and Mixed Latina/o Trends|