Monday, August 3, 2009

Delightful Dolores (with Connie and Joan)

Dolores Del Rio, born today in 1905, with Constance and Joan Bennett in 1934. All three would become big stars but Dolores left Hollywood in the forties to make movies in her native country Mexico after a stormy romance with Orson Welles. She left at just the right time as Mexico was enjoying its Golden Age along with Hollywood although I have barely seen any films from Mexico in this period and feel I should definitely correct that situation soon.

During the fifties she was referred to as the Princess of Mexico. She died in April of 1983 in California but during her life was a star in two different national cinemas.

Happy Birthday to Dolores, forever set in the firmament of stars that is the cinema. She would have been 104 today.