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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes and has a creases in the upper left corner. Maria Montez was born on June 6, 1912 in Barahona, Dominican Republic, the daughter of The Honorary Vice Consul of Spain. She was a popular actress in the United States during the 1940s. Her accent and background made her "exotic" and she starred in a series of Technicolor adventure films including "Arabian Nights" and "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves." Montez's films were very popular during World War II and she was nicknamed "The Queen of Technicolor." She married French actor Jean Pierre Aumont in 1943 and after the war they moved to Europe where she made several films. They had one child. Montez died of a heart attack on September 7, 1951. Photograph caption dated October 26, 1944 reads "International education is the best means for prompting world peace, believes Universal's sultry film star Marie (sic) Montez. To prove it, Marie has brought her three younger sisters from their native Santos (sic) Domingo to complete their education in the United States. From left to right: Lucita, Consuelo, Marie and Adita." The sisters are sitting on a type of flatbed wagon in front of a building, smiling and waving. A fur coat is next to Lucita.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00110841 HeraldÂ Examiner Collection HE box 9210 CARL0005359026 http://126.96.36.199/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/32569
Montez, MariÂ´a,--1912-1951 Montez, MariÂ´a,--1912-1951--Family Women--California--Los Angeles Sisters--California--Los Angeles Motion picture actors and actresses--United States Horse-drawn vehicles--California--Los Angeles Fur coats Group portraits Portrait photographs Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs