Past Event

Myths, Types, and Stereotypes: Latinos in Hollywood

A Road Scholar program by Beatriz Badikian-Gartler

The depiction of Latinos in Hollywood has gone through a remarkable trajectory: from bandits to lovers, from merely background figures to central protagonists. Paradoxically, there were more Latino characters on the screen during Hollywood’s Golden Age (1930-1950) than today, despite our political and social enlightenment and political correctness. However, a renaissance of Latinos on television and in film is taking place, albeit slowly. During this program, Beatriz Badikian-Gartler will present an overview of the trajectory of Latinos in Hollywood accompanied by slide presentation.

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