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Author Hall, Linda B. (Linda Biesele), 1939- author

Title Dolores del Río : beauty in light and shade / Linda B. Hall
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 358 pages) : illustrations
Contents Beauty, celebrity, and power in two cultures -- Mexican princess -- Hollywood baby beauty -- Unwelcome triangle -- Pushing the envelope -- Fame and its perils -- Second chance -- Affair -- Return -- Resurrection -- Diva -- Icon
Summary Dolores del Río's enormously successful career in Hollywood, in Mexico, and internationally illuminates issues of race, ethnicity, and gender through the lenses of beauty and celebrity. She and her husband left Mexico in 1925, as both their well-to-do families suffered from the economic downturn that followed the Mexican Revolution. Far from being stigmatized as a woman of color, this Mexican star was acknowledged as the epitome of beauty in the Hollywood of the 1920s and early 1930s. While she insisted upon her ethnicity, she was nevertheless coded white by the film industry and its fans
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references, filmography, and index
Subject Del Rio, Dolores, 1905-1983.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- Mexico -- Biography.
Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0804786216 (electronic bk.)
9780804786218 (electronic bk.)