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In this section, brief stories of images and artifacts related to Mexican film history are told.  The photographs or graphic art and objects are chosen from the Agrasánchez Archive's holdings.


Also, the stories of lost Mexican films that have captured our attention are presented here. Some of those lost films are in fact extant, but their negatives or prints are held by archives that would not make use of them or let others do so.




THE STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE


El cementerio de las águilas: production stills (Luis Lezama, 1937)

 

Film as political propaganda: a still of Judas (Manuel R. Ojeda, 1936)


Alejandro Galindo filming in Texas at long last




THE STORY BEHIND THE ARTIFACT


La guía Santini (1934), first Mexican film trade book 


Starring Lupe Vélez: La zandunga's première invitation


Payasadas de la vida original score album by Jorge M. Dada




THE STORY BEHIND THE LOST FILM


Peregrina (1930): a film lost to self-criticism


Las aventuras de Cucuruchito y Pinocho (Carlos Véjar Jr., 1942)


Pro Patria (Guillermo Calles, 1932) bilingual English/Spanish