Synopses & Reviews
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. Rodríguez is professor of sociology at Fordham University. She has recently updated the classic Coser, Kadushin, and Powell text, Books: The Culture and Commerce of Publishing. She has also been a consultant to a number of television shows and documentaries, most recently, Dora, the Explorer and Sesame Street.