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Accession# 06.0206RS
Title Esther Fernandez
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
Notes "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"
Subjects Actors and actresses.
City Hall (San Antonio, Tex.)
Fernandez, Esther
Portrait photographs -- Texas -- San Antonio.
Propaganda--Mexican--1940-1950.
War posters.
Credit line Courtesy of San Antonio Conservation Society Foundation
Object Name Print, Photographic
Imagefile 012\20060206RS.JPG