On The Road with Ramón Novarro: The Challenges and Rewards of Interdisciplinary Research at UCLA (6/3/15)

Ramón Novarro

Ramón Novarro

 

Event Date:
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 – 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Location:
Darren Star Theater – 1422A Melnitz Hall

The UCLA Cinema and Media Studies (CMS) Department colloquium series, in collaboration with the CSRC, welcomes Ernesto Chávez for a presentation on Mexican-born Ramón Novarro, a Catholic gay actor who achieved stardom during the silent era, maintained it during the early sound period, and then was a character actor in film and television from 1940s until his death at the hands of a male hustler (whom he hired) in 1968. Chávez, associate professor of history at the University of Texas, El Paso and IAC Visiting Researcher at the CSRC for 2014-15, is concerned with the way that Novarro “performed” his life and how his race, sexuality, and religious devotion intersected to enable his success.

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