Mexican Movie Stars in the Walk of Fame
Today, February 8, in 1960, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce placed the first eight stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame. It begins in the sidewalk at Hollywood Blvd. and Vine St. Among the big name stars are Mickey Mouse (1978), Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez (2016), and Selena (2017).
Mexican Movies Shown at Sundance
The Walk’s anniversary occurs shortly after Sundance in late January. This year again Sundance included a Mexican movie, Ernesto Contreras’ I Dream In Another Language. A linguist desperate to record a dying language finds its last two speakers — who refuse to speak to each because of a 50-year grudge.
The story does happen in reality. Academics, activists, and indigenous youth work to preserve disappearing languages. Mexican Indians speak more than 360 variants of indigenous idioms.
Last year, too, Robert Redford’s Sundance in Utah included Mexican movies:
* Maya Goded’s Plaza de la Soledad,
* Diego Luna’s Mr. Pig, and
* Jessamyn López Sainz’ and Andrea Fuentes Charles’ Bajo las Brasas.
Mexican Movie Sets for Blockbusters
Producers have used Mexico for famous films. One of many #things to do is visit movie sets. On the Pacific Coast outside Puerto Vallarta, where we winter, are several. There they shot
* Night of the Iguana, starring Richard Burton and Ava Gardner.
* Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Predator; the filmmakers left behind the helicopter in the jungle just.
. To visit the set of Titanic outside Tijuana, more than 300,000 fans called Fox asking for a tour.
Traveling as a medical tourist, you may pass through Mexico City. There you can visit the childhood home of artist Frida Kahlo and follow her footsteps around town. Salma Hayek starred in her biopic.
Join us on the Lake Chapala riviera in order to heal on holiday. We’ll put you in a home movie. But we can’t guarantee you’ll have your star in a sidewalk.