Lupe Vélez: The Life and Career of Hollywood’s “Mexican Spitfire”

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McFarland, Aug 3, 2012 - Performing Arts - 248 pages
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Here is the first extensive, full-length biography and career record on the life and work of Mexican whirlwind Lupe Vélez (1908–1944). Over the years many crude myths have surfaced about Vélez, the most notorious that she “died with her head in the toilet.” This biography not only studies Lupe’s personal life and career—including her tempestuous marriage to Johnny Weissmuller—but also examines her death in detail. It has been almost seven decades since her untimely end; at long last, the ugly rumors and myths are debunked—for good. Included are never-before-told family stories and photographs from Lupe’s second cousin, and an analysis of the actress’s lasting influence on popular culture. The foreword by Oscar-winning film historian Kevin Brownlow focuses on the fact and fancy behind Lupe Vélez’s colorful public image.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Kevin Brownlow
1
Preface
3
Introduction
5
1 A Stormy Beginning
9
2 First Love
15
3 I Must Be Good
18
4 Time to Grow Up
23
5 Hollywoods Hard Knocks
30
13 The Girl from Mexico 1939
113
14 Lupe and The Lone Ranger
117
15 Little Girl Beeg Boy
121
16 The Mexican Spitfire Series
126
17 Nana 1944
139
18 Broken Promises Fatal Consequences
145
19 The Aftermath
159
20 The Will
165

6 The Train to Tinseltown
39
7 The New Girl
45
8 Loop and Coop
59
9 Misunderstood
73
10 The Voice of Vélez
78
11 Me Tarzan You Lupe
87
12 Stage Screen and Splitting Up
98
Filmography 19271944
173
Appendices
211
Chapter Notes
224
Bibliography
229
Index
235
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Film historian Michelle Vogel lives in Victoria, Australia. Her popular blog can be found at mvozus.wordpress.com.

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