In 1912, Guillermo Calles (1893-1958) became the first Mexican actor to appear in films made in California. Despite limited resources, he began directing and producing his own movies, and in 1929 pioneered production of Spanish-language sound films. His major works, among them the long-unavailable El indio yaqui and Raza de bronce (both 1927), represented Calles' tireless crusade to restore the image of Mexicans and Indians in an era dominated by Hollywood stereotypes. This biography traces Calles' career from his earliest Hollywood days through the 1950s. Included are the only surviving images of the filmmaker's silent productions, a closing commentary on his intimate circle of relatives, and an appendix featuring two fascinating letters written by Calles during a filming trip.
The star of Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin presents her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country
Diane Guerrero, the television actress from the megahit Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, was just fourteen years old on the day her parents were detained and deported while she was at school. Born in the U.S., Guerrero was able to remain in the country and continue her education, depending on the kindness of family friends who took her in and helped her build a life and a successful acting career for herself, without the support system of her family.
In the Country We Love is a moving, heartbreaking story of one woman's extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, many of whom have citizen children, whose lives here are just as precarious, and whose stories haven't been told. Written with bestselling author Michelle Burford, this memoir is a tale of personal triumph that also casts a much-needed light on the fears that haunt the daily existence of families likes the author's and on a system that fails them over and over.
Most people know Freddie Prinze Jr. from movies (She's All That, Scooby Doo, Star Wars Rebels) and as one half of beloved Hollywood power couple with Sarah Michelle Gellar. But to family, friends, and co-stars he's always been a terrific father and skilled home cook who prepares delicious meals for his family every night.
Freddie grew up in New Mexico cooking with his mother and eating dishes with a ton of flavor and spice from his Puerto Rican heritage. His eggs come New Mexico style, served with from-scratch biscuits and green-chile gravy. His tacos are the real deal: soft tortillas, homemade salsa, filled with steak layered with quick-pickled cucumbers, or spicy fish dressed with watermelon and thai chiles. Now in this family-focused cookbook, Freddie teaches fans to cook his mainstays, the recipes that he makes on even the busiest weeknights, as well as more luxurious date night meals.
With personal family photos from Freddie and Sarah's beautiful LA home and Freddie's hilarious stories about the life of an actor, husband, and father in Hollywood, Back to the Kitchen shares more than just recipes. Itâs an inside look at a beloved movie and TV personality who has acted, cooked, and eaten his way around the world.
La Ãºnica autobiografÃa autorizada de Jenni Rivera.
"No puedo dejarme atrapar en lo negativo porque eso me destruye. Tal vez lo mejor que puedo hacer es tratar de alejarme de mis problemas y concentrarme en lo positivo. Soy una mujer como cualquier otra y me ocurren cosas feas como a cualquier otra mujer. El nÃºmero de veces que me he caÃdo es igual al nÃºmero de veces que me he levantado."
Estas son las Ãºltimas palabras que la admirada cantante mexicanoamericana Jenni Rivera pronunciÃ³ pÃºblicamente antes de subir al aviÃ³n que al colapsar interrumpiÃ³ su vida el 9 de diciembre de 2012. Sin embargo, esas no fueron las palabras finales que La Diva de la Banda tenÃa para el mundo. Esas se encuentran en las pÃ¡ginas que usted tiene en la mano, la propia narraciÃ³n de Jenni sobre las altas y bajas de su extraordinaria e inspiradora jornada.
âI wrote this book not to dismiss a rumor but to share something much more important: my journey to forgiveness.â
Chiquis Rivera is a singer and the daughter of the late music superstar Jenni Rivera. In Forgiveness, her memoir, Chiquis bravely reveals the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father during her childhood and the difficulties sheâs faced in her personal life as a result. Despite growing up marked by the wounds of abuse, she eventually conquered her fear of love andintimacy.
The story within these pages also recounts what caused the distance between her and her mother toward the end of Jenniâs life. In Forgiveness, Chiquis brings to light truths that she wishes she had been able to reveal to Jenni.
Two years after her motherâs death, Chiquis answers the most difficult questions: Was she able to make peace with Jenni? And in this story of triumph and tragedy, who is most in need of forgiveness?
20th Anniversary Edition An intimate and investigative portrait of beloved Mexican American singer Selena Quintanillaâs murder by Emmy Award-winning journalist MarÃa Celeste ArrarÃ¡s. Now with a new foreword and afterword by the author for the 20th Anniversary Edition.
Why was there a suitcase filled with Selenaâs clothes at the murder scene? What was the significance of the jeweled ring, adorned with the initial S that fell from Selenaâs bloody fist? Who was the doctor from Monterrey who called himself Selenaâs confidant and business adviser? Selenaâs Secret fits together the pieces of this puzzle and depicts what really happened on that rainy day in March.
Jodorowskyâs memoirs of his experiences with Master Takata and the group of wisewomen--magiciennes--who influenced his spiritual growth
â¢ Reveals Jodorowsky turning the same unsparing spiritual vision seen in El Topo to his own spiritual quest
â¢ Shows how the authorâs spiritual insight and progress was catalyzed repeatedly by wisewoman shamans and healers
In 1970, John Lennon introduced to the world Alejandro Jodorowsky and the movie, El Topo, that he wrote, starred in, and directed. The movie and its author instantly became a counterculture icon. The New York Times said the film âdemands to be seen,â and Newsweek called it âAn Extraordinary Movie!â But that was only the beginning of the story and the controversy of El Topo, and the journey of its brilliant creator. His spiritual quest began with the Japanese master Ejo Takata, the man who introduced him to the practice of meditation, Zen Buddhism, and the wisdom of the koans. Yet in this autobiographical account of his spiritual journey, Jodorowsky reveals that it was a small group of wisewomen, far removed from the world of Buddhism, who initiated him and taught him how to put the wisdom he had learned from his master into practice.
At the direction of Takata, Jodorowsky became a student of the surrealist painter Leonora Carrington, thus beginning a journey in which vital spiritual lessons were transmitted to him by various women who were masters of their particular crafts. These women included DoÃ±a Magdalena, who taught him âinitiaticâ or spiritual massage; the powerful Mexican actress known as La Tigresa (the âtigressâ); and Reyna DâAssia, daughter of the famed spiritual teacher G. I. Gurdjieff. Other important wisewomen on Jodorowskyâs spiritual path include MarÃa Sabina, the priestess of the sacred mushrooms; the healer Pachita; and the Chilean singer Violeta Parra. The teachings of these women enabled him to discard the emotional armor that was hindering his advancement on the path of spiritual awareness and enlightenment.
Official book authorized by the Jenni Rivera Estate.
Jenni Vive: Unforgettable, Baby! is a moving collection of never-before-revealed images of the singer Jenni Rivera personally selected by her family. The book includes photos from her childhood and family life, handwritten cards and notes to her children, photos with her fans, and images of her amazing career and her commitment to the Hispanic community. Previously unpublished pages from her personal journals allow an intimate glimpse into the soul of the real Jenni and provide insight into the inherent strength and unwavering faith that kept her afloat even during her most trying times.
This deluxe bilingual (English and Spanish) edition is a fitting tribute to Jenniâs legacy and an everlasting keepsake for her fans.
Jenni Vive: Unforgettable, Baby! es una colecciÃ³n conmovedora de fotos nunca antes reveladas de la cantante Jenni Rivera personalmente seleccionadas por su familia. Incluye fotos de su niÃ±ez y vida familiar, cartas y notas escritas a mano para sus hijos e imÃ¡genes de su increÃble carrera y su compromiso con la comunidad hispana. PÃ¡ginas de su diario personal ofrecen una mirada Ãntima al alma de la verdadera Jenni y proveen un entendimiento de la fuerza innata y la fe inquebrantable que la mantuvo a flote aÃºn en sus momentos mÃ¡s difÃciles.