If you love Mexican history, vintage Mexican photos and sexy calendar girls, you’ll love this new book published by the Museo Soumaya. It’s filled with hundreds of calendars from 1940 - 1960 so it’s a feast for the eyes. Not only do you have your sexy, long legged adelitas, 1940’s bombshells, cowgirls, shy village women but also Virgins, matadors, horsemen, Mexican dancers, mystical Aztecs and sultry tropical women in traditional trajes.
Calendarios Mexicanos book review by Angela Villalba
The book is written by 9 experts on varying aspects of calendar history, production, advertising and content. There’s a chapter on post-revolutionary nationalism reflected in the calendar imagery, religious art, Mexican cinema & rumbera dancers, travel poster art and a chapter about traditional clothing and national identity.
Angela Villalba wrote the chapter on Mexican Calendar Girls which condenses her own book on the subject, Mexican Calendar Girls by Chronicle Books.
There are many photos from the permanent Mexican Calendars exhibit located at the Soumaya Museum at Plaza Loreto en Mexico City as well as many photos of printing presses and all the glass plates and cameras used in production.
Museo Soumaya's exhibit video
As part of the agreement with Soumaya to write the chapter on Calendar Girls, Angela Villalba
has the right to sell the books in the U.S. through her company Reign Trading Company and MexicanSugarSkull.com. The books have now arrived and are ready to ship. They would be a great addition to any library collection. The books are very limited and are not sold in bookstores.
Hard cover - 357 pages - color with English translation chapters at the back of the book in regular layout and large type. 9" x 11" (23cm x 27 cm)
A5217 Calendarios Mexicanos - $125
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