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Latin American Actors Photographic Collection
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  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing Information
  • Content Description

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
    Title: Latin American Actors Photographic Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS-2021-08-27
    Physical Description: 1 Box (.417)
    Date (inclusive): 1920s-1960s
    Physical Description: Typical issues with old photographs, but no significant problems.
    Abstract: A collection of 118 photographic prints featuring Latin American actors in Hollywood films spanning from the 1920s to the 1960s. This collection includes studio portraits, publicity shots, photos from their private lives, as well as photos from behind the scenes.


    This collection is arranged in alphabetical order by last name, with the exception of a folder titled "Unknown/Unidentifiable", which is filed under "U".

    Biographical / Historical

    Photos of Latin American actors from WalterFilm.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright has not been assigned to SJSU. Copyright has not been assigned to San Jose State University Library Special Collections and Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from materials must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections and Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader. Copyright restrictions also apply to digital reproductions of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    Latin American Actors Photographic Collection, MSS-2021-08-27, San Jose State University Library, Special Collections & Archives.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Elena Castaneda in October 2021.

    Content Description

    The Latin American Actors Photographic Collection consists of 118 photos (mostly 8 x 10 in.), showing the history of Latin American representation in film. This collection contains images of 27 different people, arranged in folders by alphabetical order. One additional folder contains one photo that is unidentifiable/unknown. 11 of these film stars are of Mexican-descent. Other actors hail from Brazil, Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Argentina, Dominican Republic, and the United States. The largest folder is of Dominican actress Maria Montez, with 29 photos in total. She starred in various Hollywood films such as Sudan with Jon Hall and Tangier with Kent Taylor. The second largest folder is of Mexican actor Anthony Quinn, with 10 photos, featuring him from films such as A High Wind in Jamaica and The Rover. The date range of this collection is 1920 to 1960, but most of the collection is post-1940.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Montez, María, 1912-1951
    Quinn, Anthony
    Film + TV
    Latin American histories
    Actors and actresses.
    San José State University. Library. Special Collections & Archives