Friday, August 29, 2008

Let's Get to Work!

More Xicanosmotic Toys!

Regular correspondent Daphne Strassman writes in with a link to super cool chupacabra toy! They just "found" bigfoot, can a chupa sighting be far away?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Latinas? Bananas? Buttocks!? Carmen Miranda is Back in the House!


original posting August 6, 2008

Just a quick link to a new DVD collection of a plethora of hits featuring that banana-clad, dancing, one-woman-show Carmen Miranda! You can read a quick riff on Carmen by Myra Mendible in the full-text, online introduction to Bananas to Buttocks on the UTPress website.

Here are two videos as well: the first, an animated classic from Disney with Miranda doing lead vocals; the second, Miranda showing her charms in English in a sequenc from Weekend in Havana (1941).

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