Hollywood in Color

Hollywood in Color

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Hollywood in Color is a new podcast telling the stories of the stars usually left out of entertainment history — the people of color in front of and behind the camera who have been representing for over a century.
Sonic Cinema: The Bodyguard (S3 Ep2)
Jan 18 • 41 min
This is episode 2 of Sonic Cinema: a series looking at a few films starring history’s most iconic musicians. Today — The Making of The Bodyguard.
Sonic Cinema: Selena (S3 Ep1)
Sep 25, 2018 • 26 min
This is episode 1 of Sonic Cinema: a series looking at a few films starring history’s most iconic musicians. Today — The Making of Selena, the icon and the movie.
Hattie McDaniel: Showstopper (S2 Ep3)
Jul 4, 2018 • 30 min
In the third and final episode of the season, Hattie finds it difficult to keep up as Hollywood and her community forge ahead to a new era of black representation and politics.
Hattie McDaniel: Showstopper (S2 Ep2)
Jun 28, 2018 • 34 min
When Gone with the Wind was released, critics were flabbergasted by the willing participation from black actors to be in the film. Hattie McDaniel was at the center of this controversy. She really wanted the part, but she couldn’t foresee, or, maybe she…
Hattie McDaniel: Showstopper (S2 Ep1)
Jun 19, 2018 • 29 min
“Mammy” is only one role of many that made up Hattie McDaniel’s multi-faceted career. She was also a singer, a songwriter, a stage and vaudeville veteran, a comedian, and a radio personality. In this episode, we follow her journey from Denver, Colorado to…
Las Reinas of Los Angeles (S1 Ep5)
May 15, 2018 • 31 min
In the last episode of the season, we look at Lupe’s and Dolores’ careers in the late 1930s to the mid 1940s, when both women leave Hollywood when it becomes an unwelcome space and place. Season 2 begins June 19.
Las Reinas of Los Angeles (S1 Ep4)
May 8, 2018 • 36 min
In this episode, we look at Dolores’ career during the Hollywood transition to sound film. The coming of sound limited Dolores’ roles. They became more stereotypical and forgettable. With her accent, sound amplified the difference that her Spanish…
Las Reinas of Los Angeles (S1 Ep3)
May 1, 2018 • 34 min
In this episode, we see how Lupe Vélez rose to stardom in Dolores’ shadow and how the differences between her and Dolores evolved along simple, fraught, lines. Dolores was the “good” Mexican, and Lupe, in her relationship with actor Gary Cooper, became…
Las Reinas of Los Angeles (S1 Ep2)
Apr 24, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode Dolores Del Río becomes a transnational superstar when she undergoes a makeover where she seemingly leaves behind her Mexicanidad and assumes a Spanish identity. Interestingly, this parallels Southern California’s own transformation, which…
Las Reinas of Los Angeles (S1 Ep1)
Apr 17, 2018 • 29 min
This is episode one of Season 1: Lupe Vélez and Dolores Del Río, Las Reinas — the Queens — of Los Angeles. We start in 1920s Mexico, where Lupe and Dolores grew up and found their love for performance. We’ll follow Lupe and Dolores as they make their way…
Introducing: Hollywood in Color
Mar 26, 2018 • 3 min
Hollywood in Color is a new podcast telling the stories of the stars usually left out of entertainment history — the people of color in front of and behind the camera who have been representing for over a century. Season 1 begins April 17. New episodes…