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Maria Montez and her sisters
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 9210
Montez, Mari´a,--1912-1951
Montez, Mari´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

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