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Saturday, August 04, 2012
Friday, August 03, 2012
Thursday, August 02, 2012
One of the highlights of career was researching TOUCH OF EVIL, Orson Welles's remarkable comeback film from 1958; here's a pretty remarkable set of scenes from Welles's bordertown epic:
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Readers of Tex[t]-Mex know that I tried to write the book on this Academy Award winning ratoncito--here's a period lobby card promoting one his shorts, Here Today, Gone Tamale (1959). directed by Friz Freleng.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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Ceci Bastida Outs Her Cool Musical Tastes (Ramon Ayala, Perez Prado, & The Clash) Via Amoeba Records' Tumblr
Monday, July 30, 2012
"In Mexico City, five real-life "social wrestlers" have capitalized on the popularity of Mexico's larger than life Lucha Libre wrestlers to fight for social justice rather than trophies. Wearing custom masks, costumes and capes like the wrestlers who inspired them, these anonymous grassroots superheroes protect their metropolis against injustice. Super Animal challenges bullfighters to leave the bulls alone and fight him instead. After a savage beating kills his boyfriend, Super Gay becomes a champion of gay rights, fighting rampant homophobia. Ecologista Universal battles environmental destruction of every kind, all on foot. Super Barrio is the defender of poor tenants, helping them resist evictions by slumlords cashing in on gentrification. With a mixture of live action, comic book-style animation and a surf guitar soundtrack inspired equally by mariachi music and Batman, Super Amigos shows that with a little imagination, a good heart and the right mask, anyone can activate their communities to triumph over evil."
Click to enlarge the image or click here for the Vintage Sleaze blog posting--do note, that while rather tame by HBO standards, the images linked here may be NSFW depending on how prudish your workspace is....