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Latina/o Stars in U.S. Eyes : The Making and Meanings of Film and TV Stardom, Paperback / softback Book

Latina/o Stars in U.S. Eyes : The Making and Meanings of Film and TV Stardom Paperback / softback


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In addition to documenting the importance of Latina and Latino stars to American film and television history, Mary C.

Beltr\u00e1n focuses on key moments in the construction of \u0022Hollywood Latinidad\u0022 by analyzing the public images of these stars as promoted by Hollywood film studios, television networks, producers, and the performers themselves.

Critically surveying the careers of such film and television stars as Dolores Del Rio, Desi Arnaz, Rita Moreno, Freddie Prinze, Edward James Olmos, Jessica Alba, and Jennifer Lopez, Latina/o Stars in U.S.

Eyes also addresses the impact of the rise in Latina and Latino media producers and the current status of Latina/o stardom.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual actors & performers
  • ISBN: 9780252076510



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