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meXicana EncountersThe Making of Social Identities on the Borderlands$
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Rosa Linda Fregoso

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780520229976

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520229976.001.0001

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Ghosts of a Mexican Past

Ghosts of a Mexican Past

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(p.148) Chapter Eight Ghosts of a Mexican Past
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meXicana Encounters
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Rosa Linda Fregoso

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520229976.003.0008

This chapter discusses Gramma Angelita Garza, the author's grandmother, and looks at how she remembers her Mexican past. It begins with her story of watching the premiere matinee of A Romance of Normandy and A Circle of Love in the Amusu Theater. Here it is revealed that theaters during the early twentieth century had a separate section for “colored” patrons. The chapter provides Garza's biography, which is intertwined with a discussion of the development of movie houses and theaters.

Keywords:   Mexican past, Angelita Garza, colored patrons, movie houses, theaters, development

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