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Ghosts of a Mexican Past

Rosa Linda Fregoso

in meXicana Encounters

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2003 | ISBN: 9780520229976
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520937284 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520229976.003.0008
Ghosts of a Mexican Past

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This chapter discusses Gramma Angelita Garza, the author's grandmother, and looks at how she remembers her Mexican past. It begins with her story of watching the premiere matinee of A Romance of Normandy and A Circle of Love in the Amusu Theater. Here it is revealed that theaters during the early twentieth century had a separate section for “colored” patrons. The chapter provides Garza's biography, which is intertwined with a discussion of the development of movie houses and theaters.

Keywords: Mexican past; Angelita Garza; colored patrons; movie houses; theaters; development

Chapter.  8703 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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