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Finding Aid for the Lorena Parlee Collection 1970 - 1996
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography
  • Related Material
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Lorena Parlee Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1970 - 1996
    Collection number: 85
    Creator: Parlee, Lorena 1945-2006
    Extent: .5 linear feet
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1490
    Abstract: This is a small collection donated by Lorena Parlee's mother to the Center in 2007. It consists of LP records, color slides and papers related to her films, Mexico and Break of Dawn.
    Physical location: Materials currently housed at the UCLA CSRC library archive
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English, Spanish


    Collection is open for research.To view the collection or any part of it, please contact the CSRC at http://www.chicano.ucla.edu/

    Publication Rights

    For students and faculty researchers of UCLA, all others by permission only. Copyright has not been assigned to the Chicano Studies Research Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist and/or the Librarian at the Chicano Studies Research Center Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center 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. [

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Lorena Parlee Collection, 85, Chicano Studies Research Center, UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles.


    Documentary filmmaker Lorena Parlee died Aug. 18 after an extended illness. She was 61. Parlee was producer, director, and co-writer of the feature-length IMAX film "Mexico," an award-winner at San Jose's Cinequest Maverick Film Festival. Before working in film, Dr. Parlee was a Professor of Mexican and Chicano History at the University of California's Santa Barbara and Irvine campuses and press secretary to Cesar Chavez. In 1986 she produced, directed, and wrote "The Wrath of Grapes," an advocacy video for the United Farm Workers of America. She co-produced "Concerto for the Earth," a large-format Showscan 3D film, which was shown at the 1992 World's Fair Environmental Pavilion in Seville, Spain. Parlee was president of Sol Films, a 70mm large-format production company and of Reel View Productions, an archival and stock film research company for documentaries, feature films and commercials. At the time of her death she was a editing a feature length film about Chavez.

    Related Material

    Please the The Pedro Gonzalez Collection and the Isaac Artenstein Collection

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Lorena Parlee
    Pedro J. Gonzalez