Friday, April 15, 2011

Another Chapter in the Graphic History of Caucasians in the Americas (oh, and one, maybe, 'mexiCAN'...)

Arizona: Enchanted Land of Asking for Proof of Citizenship

Birthers rejoice! Your message has been heard loud and clear in Arizona. Read here on how real American Jan Brewer intends to maintain office holders in her state pure and legitimate. None of this Kenyan-border-crossing-to-come-over-and-subvert-our-laws-kind-of- person will hold office in her state. No sir.

Image courtesy of Taylor Jones

Vintage Ken in Mexico Doll, 1964 | Another Installment of Ersatz "Mexicans" in American Mass Culture sure to click the pictures! i love the one with Kenito standing with his back to us; the most poignant ethnic mannequin semiotic artifact in history?

Negotiating LATINA Identity.... San Antonio PCA...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Amazing Publicity Still | The Lady from Shanghai | Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles

Click the image to enlarge; originating source {many other high-res prints there}

Cool closing sequence--Spanish-language edition

...updated Thursday, April 14, 2011

...and Welles' 'sharks' scene from this singular cinematic opus!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

HILO! Cool New Blog...

Discolored Fragmented Image Graces Girl Scout Hispanic Marketing Campaign

While some are horrified by the 2010 Census report on the Latino Population surge, others are making lemonade, and maybe thin mint cookies. In an attempt to engage the Hispanic market, Girls Scouts of America have launched a marketing campaign en Español. Here's the somewhat creepy fragmented and distorted image with which Girl Scouts seeks to tap into the Hispanic girl pool.

Guanabee nos dió el tip

Plaza Sésamo gets their Colombian Groove On.

The NY Daily News fell into the threadbare stereotype of labeling anything Latin "caliente." Read the article telling us that Colombian superstar Juanes dropped by Sesame Street to teach Elmo some Spanish.

Here's some video of behind the scenes.

But check out Big Bird when he gets a little Celia Cruz:

And doing the number comparsa

And then Linda Rondstadt taught everyone about Charros

Blood in the Streets, Tears Down the Cheek...

Mex in the City: New Blog Sighting via Burrohall

Gracias to the Burrohall! where i stole the linkazo!

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Latest on Jamaica Skin Bleaching or a Meditation on Self-Fashioning/Self-Loathing

Thanks to Southern Californa malcontent/
intellectual Dr. Marc García-Martínez for the headsup!

Yet Another Chapter in the Graphic History of Race in the American Imagination

Golden Age Comic Book Stories continues to evolve as one of the finest archives for high-resolution graphics documenting the rich history of graphic storytelling in the United States; a must-visit site for American Studies researchers! As with most of the images posted on the Tex[t]-Mex Galleryblog, click to enlarge--the source link appears below.

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