ERIC Number: EJ725861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar-22
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Dolores Del Rio, the First "Latin Invasion", and Hollywood's Transition to Sound
Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, v30 n1 p55 Spr 2005
The career and promotion of Mexican actress Dolores Del Rio as a case study of how Hollywood's shift to sound film affected Latino and Latina actors is examined. It reveals the way in which the starring opportunities for Latinos dwindled when accent and language increasingly marked them as nonwhite in the 1930s in the talkie films.
Descriptors: Films, Hispanic Americans, Pronunciation, Careers, Employment Opportunities, Acoustics, Females, Case Studies
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, 193 Haines Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1544. Web site: http://www.chicano.ucla.edu.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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