Latin@ Literature Discussion Group: Heroes, Lovers, and Others–The Story of Latinos in Hollywood

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LOL_Heroes Lovers and Others.ENG_Coverby Clara E. Rodríguez

Wednesday, February 11, 7-8:30 pm, 3rd Floor, Seminar Room, Main Library

Heroes, Lovers, and Others tells the history of Latino actors in American film from the silent era to today. Rodriguez examines such Latino legends as Desi Arnaz, Dolores del Rio, Rita Hayworth, Raquel Welch, Anthony Quinn, Selma Hayek, and Antonio Banderas, while exploring the attitudes, cultural conditions, and assumptions that influenced the portrayal of Latinos in film as well as their reception by the public.

Heroes, Lovers, and Others cuenta la historia de actores latinos en el cine americano de la época del cine mudo hasta la era de hoy. Rodríguez examina esas leyendas latinas como Desi Arnaz, Dolores del Río, Rita Hayworth, Raquel Welch, Anthony Quinn, Salma Hayek y Antonio Banderas, mientras que la exploración de las actitudes, las condiciones culturales y suposiciones que influyeron en la representación de los latinos en el cine, así como su recepción por el público.

The group will meet Wednesday, February 11, 7:00-8:30 p.m., 3rd Floor, Seminar Room, Main Library. Attendees have the option to read in English and/or Spanish. Discussions may also be in English and Spanish. Copies of Clara E. Rodríguez’ Heroes, Lovers, and Others (available only in English) will be held at the 2nd floor Readers Services Desk one month before the discussion. Call to register at (847) 448-8620!

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