After being told that her family had made some of the worst films in the history of Mexican cinema, Viviana spent many years ashamed of that legacy and distanced herself from everything ... See full summary »

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Guillermo Calderón ...
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José Luis Calderón ...
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Pedro A. Calderón ...
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Joaquín Cordero ...
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Emilia Guiú ...
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Antonio de Hud ...
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Rafael Inclán ...
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Agustín Lara ...
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Lyn May ...
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Sasha Montenegro ...
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Aldo Monti ...
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Dámaso Pérez Prado ...
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After being told that her family had made some of the worst films in the history of Mexican cinema, Viviana spent many years ashamed of that legacy and distanced herself from everything that the Calderón family had ever done. But a chance encounter sparked her interest and led to a 3-year quest to uncover the story of a family that had been involved in all aspects of the film business in Mexico and the United States -- theaters, distribution, and production -- whose rise and fall throughout the 20th century closely mirrored that of Mexican cinema as a whole, a once-powerful film industry that was now virtually nonexistent. The story that Viviana discovered through old film reels, photographs, newspaper articles, clips from the family's film vaults, and interviews with the survivors of Mexican cinema's golden eras included tales of romance and stories about movie and music legends like Ricardo Montalbán and the mambo king Damaso Perez Prado, and allowed her to make peace with a legacy ... Written by lumiere21

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