Monday, January 26, 2009

Carmen Miranda, From Bananas to Buttocks

Just have time to post a quick YouTube video in honor of Carmen Miranda as a plug for Myra Mendible's cool cultural studies tome for UT Press, From Bananas to Buttocks: The Latina Body in Popular Film and Culture.



4 comments:

  1. You need to post the fabulous photo in Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon II of Carmen flashing her, um, papaya mid-air!

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  2. Cocino desgraciado!

    However, for academic reasons, you may have a point. So, ahem, where's a link to the picture!?????

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  3. Cochinos degraciados! My kind of guys!
    We've been detailing stereotypes on our blog lately, today we discussed a woman who wasn't even aware she was coming across as a chola; which gives me insight in the self involved bubble we create around ourselves.
    Also wrote about the law students at Tulane who thought it was cute to have a party with "the Border" as a theme.
    I suppose Mexican are still fair game, they would never have dressed in black face.
    One idiot at the party (we provided the link) wore a homeboy cholo get-up, how clueless is that, at least get your stereotypes straight.
    We found all of these great links at Guananbee which is a treasure trove of great stories regarding stereotypes, nasty gossip and garden variety idiocy.
    Certainly one of our favorite sites.

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  4. cool! thanks leesee for the knowledge and the links! gracias gracias, Memo.

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