Latino Image Makers in Hollywood: Performers, Filmmakers and Films Since the 1960s

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McFarland, Apr 14, 2016 - Performing Arts - 344 pages
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Latinos have been part of the Hollywood film industry for more than 100 years, yet beyond the remarkable success of a few, their visibility and clout have generally not reflected their significance in American society. Worse, the Latino image has suffered from widespread stereotyping in film, and performers face unjustified constraints in the kinds of roles available to them. Decade by decade from 1960 onward, this book analyzes important films made by or about Latinos, details the careers of Latino performers and filmmakers of the time, and analyzes how film portrayals of Latino characters and subjects connect with political and social trends of each decade. It discusses the role of gender, social class, and ethnicity in film portrayals and provides an overview of the diverse and dynamic Latino community in the United States, while celebrating a substantial and enduring contribution to Hollywood film history.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
I The Origins of Latino Stereotypes
7
II The Evolution of Latino Film Images 18941919
11
III The 1960s
17
IV The 1970s
67
V The 1980s
120
VI The 1990s
204
VII The 2000s
278
Looking Back and Looking Forward
313
Chapter Notes
317
Bibliography
327
Index
331
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Frank Javier Garcia Berumen lives in Los Angeles, California.

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