1950s

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)} [Mas…]

forbiddenlovecoverForbidden to Love Him (1953), features a handsome Native American guy who can “pass” as white and his sweetie, a hot blonde. No biggie, eh? In 1950s America, interracial marriages were maligned by racists and actually forbidden by some states’ anti-miscegenation laws.

Check out these highlights via Pappy’s Golden Age Comics Blogzine: [Mas…]

paplogoI love Pappy’s comics blog — one of the best in the biz! And I love the treasure trove of stuff he unearths and shares; with or without knowing it, he has curated one of the best short histories of Latina/o representation available on the net! A grand tip of the sombrero to Pappy!

Here’s his latest find! [Mas…]

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chiquitaWhy are imported bananas so cheap while apples grown next door are expensive? I’m Chiquita Banana and I’m here to say: I’ve got your answer and it’s CIA. [Mas…]


Ward, something is bothering the Beave. Wait, that’s not right. What? Lassie? What’s wrong, girl?

Things were simpler then: Convenience food ad from the 50s (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE October 16, 2012 Cartoons
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Things were simpler then, when you didn’t have to worry about stuff like cholesterol and vegetables and carbs and gluten — the good old 1950s when a foil-wrapped TV Dinner meant a party for your mouth — a mouth party in vivid black and white! It was the Age of Tang for Pete’s sake! How […]

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Sabado Pochonte Video: ‘Gang Boy’ 1955

by Comic Saenz January 14, 2012 Cultura
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Gang Boy (1955) is a gem of an “educational film” from the Ozzie y Harriet Era by genre master Sid Davis. “This 50s film is surprisingly sympathetic in its portrayal of a Chicano gang leader and the events leading up to the formation of the gang,” writes reviewer Christine Hennig.

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