Latino/Mexican lobby card collection Edit


MSS 374 large


  • 1937-1991 (Creation)


  • 1 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 box



  • Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

  • Preferred Citation

    Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Latino/Mexican lobby card collection, MSS 374, Special Collections, MSU Libraries, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Acquired from local vendor in June 2011.

  • Processing Information

    The collection was processed by Diana Rivera and Allyson M. Telgenhof in 2011.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Latino/Mexican lobby card collection is comprised of 177 color and black-and-white lobby cards promoting and advertising Mexican American and Latino films spanning the time period from 1937 to 1991. The film topics include mystery, comedy, drama, western, and romance. Each title includes several cards depicting variant action scenes from the film. Key Mexican American and Latina actors in the collection include: Anthony Quinn, Raquel Welch and Rita Moreno. Other actors and directors of note are Antonio and Luis Aguilar, Lola Beltrán, Pedro Armendáriz, Flor Silvestre, Cornelio Reyna, Fernando Soler, Jose Ferrer and Emilio 2El Indio3 Fernandez. The Aguilar brothers, Armendáriz and Emilio Fernandez were popular stars at the height of Mexico{u2019}s Golden Age of cinema. Others Golden Age stars include Gloria Marin, Ramon Gay, comic actor 2Tin Tan3 (Germán Valdés), Marcelo Chávez, Libertad Lamarque, Sofia Álvarez, Luis and Antonio Aguilar, Ana Bertha Lepe, Mapy Cortés, Andrés Soler, and Lilia Prado. A rare lobby card includes actress Rosaura Revueltas in a supporting role for the movie Lo Mejor de Teresa (1976, sheet #51).

  • Arrangement

    Arranged in chronological order.