Hollywood Casting History: The ‘Latina Bombshell’ (toons)

by Memo Nericcio on February 22, 2016 in Cartoons, Cultura

disgustmeTime and again I have tipped my sombrero to the remarkable treasures to be found at Pappy’s Golden Age Comics Blogzine, but now he has outdone himself with a post that gibes/gels/fuses with my #textmex and #mextasy researches/art/presentations and more.

One of his latest entries is a comic book from 1951 that fictionalizes the life and times of Lupe Velez — the “Mexican Spitfire” at the heart of my research in Myra Mendible’s From Bananas to Buttocks and in my own Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the “Mexican” in America {(Quality Comics’ Love Secrets #41 (1941), reprinted from Love Confessions #9 (1951)}

mexstatic semiotic pleasure or go to Pappy’s blog has the whole comic, and you can read my interpretation of Lupe Velez’s life — her career in cinema and the tragic climax to her life — here.

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See the entire comic here….

POCHO copied this stuff from my Tex{t}-Mex blog, but I’m cool with that.

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