Heroes, Lovers, and Others

The Story of Latinos in Hollywood

By Clara E. Rodriguez; Ce Rodriguez
(Smithsonian Books, Hardcover, 9781588341112, 256pp.)

Publication Date: May 2004

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"Heroes, Lovers, and Others" tells the fascinating history of Latinos in film, from the birth of the movies to the present, through a series of stories about Hollywood's most famous and enduring stars. The book features such Latino legends as Dolores del Rio, Rita Hayworth, Ramon Navarro, Desi Arnaz, Anthony Quinn, Raquel Welch, Selma Hayek, and Antonio Banderas. The sparkling parade of Latino film stars presented against the backdrop of American social and cultural history changes the way we think of race and ethnicity in Hollywood and challenges us to reexamine conventional ways of viewing our past.



About the Author
Clara E. Rodriguez is a Professor of Sociology at Fordham University's College at Lincoln Center. She is the author of numerous books and has been a Visiting Professor at Columbia University, MIT, and Yale University. She has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation and a Senior Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. She was previously the Dean of Fordham University's College of Liberal Studies.

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