Brand new folk which registered the brand new tournament demonstrated diverse perceptions out-of what “white with Latin blood” and “photogenic” designed to her or him. Specific participants adhered to the new eugenic definition of whiteness, taking care in order for they fit during the biological variables of the tournament.
Figure 2 Pictures of various contestants written in Cinearte, December 8, 1926, 8. Acervo Biblioteca Jenny Klabin Segall/Museu Lasar Segall/IBRAM/MinC.
Anybody else offered “another thing” who would set her or him aside to be exotic and you may sexually charming, because the present in “Marisa’s” seductive twist with a flower inside her mouth area (Contour 2)
Brand new contestant Carlos Modesto, just who Cinearte recommended as his or her come across so you’re able to earn the fresh new event, showed numerous particular male charm. The guy recorded you to definitely photographs of themselves just like the Rudolph Valentino’s profile in Son of your own Sheik (1926; Shape step 3), that once the an effective cowboy, and you may a good headshot off themselves into the a match (Contour 4). Both costumed photographs illustrated contrasting pictures regarding Eastern and you will West; into the left, new unique, orientalized Middle East sheik, and on just the right, from an “all-American” cowboy. (más…)