The collection documents Latino cultural and entertainment history of recent years, focusing on Dan Guerrero's professional
life in the world of entertainment as well as his personal family life. It includes video and audio tapes of selected programming,
scripts, publicity items, programs, and posters relating to the Latino community. There are photographs relative to Mexican
American art and culture, transcripts of interviews with various members of the Latino entertainment industry. A significant
amount of correspondence, audio tapes, video tapes, color slides and other items concern his close friend, the late Carlos
Almaraz, a veteran Chicano artist. Other notable celebrities represented are Vikki Carr, Lorenzo Lamas, Cheech Marin, Ricardo
Montalban, Kenny Ortega, Paul Rodriguez, Cesar Romero, Lalo Schifrin, Edward James Olmos and Jimmy Smits. The collection is
of great value to the study and understanding of Latino entertainment and the arts in the last decades of the 20th Century.
Dan Guerrero began his multi-faceted career in New York where he moved from East Los Angeles at age twenty to pursue studies
in musical theater. He performed off-Broadway, in regional theatre, summer stock and in musical revues at Manhattan's most
fabled cabarets including the Bon Soir in Greenwich Village.
20 Linear Feet
17 document boxes, 8 oversize boxes, 11 photo albums, 1 small card file box, and tapes
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on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.