The research and writing of this book were made pos si ble by generous sup-
port from the Institute for International Education, the Gradu ate Division of
the University of California, Berkeley, and the Willson Center for Humani-
ties and Arts at the University of Georgia.
I am deeply indebted to archivists and librarians in Mexico and Brazil for
facilitating access to materials and permissions to reproduce images. I would
like to express my gratitude to the staffs of the following archives and libraries:
the Archivo General de la Nación, Biblioteca Miguel Lerdo de Tejada, Bibli-
oteca Nacional and Hemeroteca Nacional, Cineteca Nacional, and Filmoteca
de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (special thanks to Antonia
Rojas Ávila, Nahún Calleros Carriles, and Víctor Manuel Romero Cervantes)
in Mexico City; the Arquivo Geral da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro, Arquivo
Nacional, Biblioteca Nacional (special thanks to Bruno Brasil for assistance
with copyright matters), and Museu da Imagem e do Som in Rio de Janeiro;
the Cinemateca Brasileira in São Paulo; and the Fundação Joaquim Nabuco
in Recife. For assistance with and permission to reproduce images, I thank
the staffs of the New York Public Library and the Nettie Lee Benson Latin
American Collection at the University of Texas at Austin. (special thanks to
Michael O. Hironymous, Juan Felipe Leal, and Blanca Sánchez of Juan Pablos
Editor.) Thanks are also due to the efficient staff of the Interlibrary Loan
Department at the University of Georgia.
This book began its life as a Ph.D. dissertation completed in the De-
partment of Film and Media at the University of California, Berkeley. I am
deeply grateful to my dissertation chair, Kristen Whissel, for her intellectual
sharpness, generosity, and unwavering support in all areas of my professional
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