Season 1, Episode 1 The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in Hollywood Cinema
First Aired: September 2, 2006
Part 1 of a two-part history of Latinos in Hollywood. Included: the early portrayal of Mexican men as bandits; the creation of the “Latin lover” stereotype; the birth of “Chicano cinema” with the classic film “Salt of the Earth”; and a look at “Giant,” “Touch of Evil” and “The Ring,” which presented realistic depictions of the prejudice experienced by Mexican-Americans. Also: a profile of Rita Hayworth.
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- Premiered: September 2, 2006
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- Premise: A showcase of Latino films that explore a variety of subjects, including Latino artists, athletes and performers. (more)