Born in Portugal and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Maria do Carmo Miranda da Cunha reigned as Hollywood's "Brazilian Bombshell" and number one box office attraction during the 1940s. The "Lady in the Tutti-Fruitti Hat" actually started as a hat maker and eventually brought Brazilian music and dance to the world with her extravagant musical performances alongside Alice Faye, Xavier Cugat, Cesar Romero, Groucho Marx, and Elizabeth Taylor. Join us to explore the cultural impact and film legacy of this often imitated, but never surpassed star. The program will be presented by Fred Dobb, Ph.D. director, Federico Films; and faculty member at San Francisco State University.
The program will be on August 22, from 6:00 to 7:30 in the Central Library's Sacramento Room at 828 "I" Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. To reserve a seat, please telephone (916) 264-2920 or visit http://www.saclibrary.org/.