Friday, September 16, 2016

‘La Cucaracha’ in Technicolor

In honor of the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, I'm posting a curio: the first live-action film to be shot in the three-color Technicolor process. It’s the 1934 Hollywood musical short La Cucaracha. Maybe it’s not the ideal way to observe the month, but I think it’s intriguing that such a historically important (albeit dopey) film is set in Latin America. It’ll be a break from all those serious Cesar Chavez documentaries.

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