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The Other Night School: Crazed for Spain: Hollywood’s Love Affair with “Lo Español”

  • Hawthorne Room, Inn at Serenbe 10950 Hutchesons Ferry Road Palmetto, GA, 30268 United States (map)

Dr. Jeffrey Zamostny, assoc. professor of Spanish

The cinema was born in the same decade as both the Spanish-American War of 1898 and a vogue in the U.S. for all things stereotypically Spanish. Over the next thirty years, Hollywood churned out dozens of films featuring matadors, gypsies, bandits, and flamenco dancers played by the likes of Rudolph Valentino and Greta Garbo. Join us as we explore how Spaniards promoted and resisted Hollywood’s Spanish fetish, both at home in Spain and in the U.S.