Latina/o Stars in U.S. Eyes

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

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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 476.27g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0252034546
  • 9780252034541

Review quote

"A must read for anyone interested in media, film, ethnic studies, or Latina/o studies. . . . Recommended."--Choice "Exceptionally well written and researched and achieves the rare triumph of being highly informative and academically rigorous, yet simultaneously accessible and thoroughly enjoyable to read."--Feminist Media Studiesshow more

About Mary C. Beltran

Mary C. Beltran is an assistant professor of communication arts and Chicana/o and Latina/o studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the coeditor of Mixed Race more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction: Latina and Latino Stars, in U.S. Eyes; 1. Latin Lovers and American Accents: Dolores Del Rio and Hollywood's Transition to Sound; 2. The Good Neighbor on Prime Time: Desi Arnaz and I Love Lucy; 3. A Fight for 'Dignity and Integrity:' Rita Moreno in Hollywood's Post-war Era; 4. The Burden of Playing Chico: Freddie Prinze and Latina/o Stardom in Television's Era of "Relevance"; 5. The Face of the "Decade": Edward James Olmos and Latino Films of the Eighties; 6. Crossing Over the Latina Body: Jennifer Lopez and the 1990s "Latin Wave"; 7. Ethnic Ambiguity in the Era of Dark Angels: Jessica Alba and Mixed Latina/o Trendsshow more