Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Women in Early Film—an Exhibit with focus on Mexican-American Women

Thought I'd share a fairly thoughtful on-line exhibit from The Women's National History Museum, a particularly germane segment of which focuses on Mexican-American women such as Dolores Del Rio and Lupe Veléz. This little historical showcase speaks to the racial/gendered/integumentary dynamics and strains Mexican and Mexican-American actresses experienced in (the oft cinematic-chauvanistic cesspool that was old) Hollywood. Worth a gander. En la lucha.   —Marc García-Martínez, Ese at large

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