The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in Hollywood

Narrated by Wanda De Jesus, The Bronze Screen honors the past, illuminates the present, and opens a window to the future of Latinos in motion pictures. From silent movies to urban gang films, stereotypes of the Greaser, the Lazy Mexican, the Latin Lover, and the Dark Lady are examined. Rare and extensive footage traces the progression of this distorted screen image to the increased prominence of today’s Latino actors, writers, and directors. Featuring insights on Anthony Quinn, Rita Hayworth, Rita Morena, Raquel Welch, Benicio Del Toro, Antonio Banderas, Desi Arnaz, Salma Hayek, John Leguizamo, Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Smits, Raul Julia, Cesar Romero, Carmen Miranda, Dolores del Rio, Lupe Velez, Ricardo Montalban, Jose Ferrer, Cheech

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