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Mexican film stills
PASC 19  
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  • Preferred Citation
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  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Title: Mexican film stills
    Collection number: PASC 19
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 13.6 linear ft. (34 document boxes)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1955-1975
    Date (inclusive): 1933-1975
    Abstract: The collection consists mostly of stills from films produced in Mexico from the 1950s to the 1970s. There are a few titles from the 1930s and 1940s and a few from other Spanish-speaking countries. There is also a small but significant number of stills from exploitation films of the 1960s and early 1970s.
    Physical Location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language of Materials: English and Spanish.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Mexican Film Stills (Collection PASC 19). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232820 

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists mostly of stills from films produced in Mexico from the 1950s to the 1970s. Around 650 titles are represented from numerous genres, especially comedies, westerns, and luchador films. There are a few titles from the 1930s and 1940s and a few from other Spanish-speaking countries. Some photographs are organized by actor, with approximately 110 performers, including both portraits and scenes stills. In addition, there is a small but significant number of stills from exploitation films of the 1960s and early 1970s (about 50 titles) located in Series 3, along with a few more mainstream titles. Series 4 contains photographs that appear to be from an unidentified commercial photography studio in Los Angeles.
    Though the vast majority of photographs in the collection are 8x10 black and white prints, there are a large number of smaller black and white prints, some negatives, and a very small amount of color material.

    Organization and Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into the following series:
    • Series 1. Mexican and other Spanish-language motion pictures
    • Series 2. Biography files
    • Series 3. Non-Spanish- language motion pictures
    • Series 4. Subject files

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Exploitation films
    Motion pictures--Mexico