Carmen Miranda Talks About Her Elaborate Costumes Ca. 1948

Carmen Miranda Talks About Her Elaborate Costumes Ca. 1948

Streaming Video - 1948
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During the 1930s and 1940s, actress Carmen Miranda represented the ultimate Latina woman to American audiences. Her character was a cheerful and exaggerated mix of Latin American stereotypes. At the height of her career, Miranda was the highest-paid actress in Hollywood. Miranda's success, however, was closely linked to U.S. political relations with Latin America. During the 1930s, as tensions grew in Europe, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Good Neighbor policy in an attempt to warm relations with Latin America. By the end of World War II the political atmosphere had shifted and many Hispanic and Latin stars, including Miranda, fell out of the spotlight.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : WPA Film Library, [1948]
Copyright Date: ©1948
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 min., 32 sec.)) : sound.
video file, rda
Additional Contributors: Films Media Group
WPA Film Library

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