|Description||Esther Fernandez, a Mexican movie star, wears a fur coat while seated in Commissioner Preston Anderson's office at City Hall. Behind her is a Mexican propoganda poster titled "Mexico por la libertad." Black & white.|
|Date||January 28, 1944|
"This folder contains pictures of Mexican entertainers who came to San Antonio. They include Cantinflas, Paco Miller & Don Roque and his company, and other singers/actors."
- Rosemary Son
Anderson was acting mayor during several weeks of January 1944.
Comedian/actor Cantinflas; actresses Esther Fernandez, Elvira Rios, and Paquita Estrada; actors Joaquin Pardave, Miguel Angel Ferriz and Jorge "Che" Reyes; singers Hermanas Aguila and Hermanos Huesca; and one-armed guitarist Victor Manuel, were all brought to San Antonio by Ramiro Cortez. (See SA Light 1-16-44 )
The poster is a war poster created by Jose Bribiesca.
|Collection||Rosemary Son Collection|
|Print size||8" x 10"|
Actors and actresses.
City Hall (San Antonio, Tex.)
Portrait photographs -- Texas -- San Antonio.
|Credit line||Courtesy of San Antonio Conservation Society Foundation|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|