Additional Materials to accompany the dossier on Producciones Calderón in Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas 16.3 edited by Colin Gunckel.
The dossier consists of a lead article by Colin Gunckel and interviews with Guillermo Calderón and his granddaughter Viviana García Besne.
The extra materials for this site were compiled by Colin Gunckel with the help of SLAC staff.
Abstract for the lead article by Colin Gunckel:
This article provides an overview of the archival materials held at the Permanencia Voluntaria collection in Tepoztlán, Mexico. Focusing on the documents of the production company Cinematográfica Calderón, in operation from the late 1930s to the 1990s, the article makes a case for using such material to construct critical industrial histories of Mexican cinema. Drawing on concepts from media industry studies, the article examines three intertwined aspects of the production company’s operations during the 1950s and 1960s: marketing, censorship negotiations, and transnational distribution. Accordingly, it proposes that these factors be placed in conversation with cinematic texts as a way of reconsidering the place of the nation in Mexican film studies, expanding the objects of analysis in this field, and re-evaluating a period of film history whose significance has largely remained overlooked.
The First Generation of Calderóns in the Cinema: https://slacextras.com/16-3/the-calderons-first-generation/
The Calderón Cinema Theaters: https://wordpress.com/page/slacextras.com/344
The Second Generation: https://wordpress.com/page/slacextras.com/346