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Dolores Del Río: Beauty in Light and Shade

Linda B. Hall


Dolores del Río's enormously successful career in Hollywood, in Mexico, and internationally illuminates issues of race, ethnicity, and gender through the lenses of beauty and celebrity. She and her husband left Mexico in 1925, as both their well-to-do families suffered from the economic downturn that followed the Mexican Revolution. Far from being stigmatized as a woman of color, this Mexican star was acknowledged as the epitome of beauty in the Hollywood of the 1920s and early 1930s. While she insisted upon her ethnicity, she was nevertheless coded white by the film industry and its fans, and ... More

Keywords: Dolores del Río, Hollywood, Mexican cinema, race, ethnicity, gender, beauty, celebrity, Mexican film

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804784078
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804784078.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Linda B. Hall, author