Cuban Theater Digital Archive

Néstor Cabell in blackface and actors in Cuban vernacular show


Notes:

This was one of the first theaters to present Cuban vernacular shows. Journalist and entrepreneur Charles Seigle, rented it in the early 1960s after it had closed down and was being used by homeless people. He refurbished the theater and started showing movies in Spanish with vernacular shows in the intermission. Cheo Llorens played the "gallego" - Spaniard, and Néstor Cabell the "negrito" in blackface. Norma Zúñiga and Aleida Leal were the female protagonists.

Object details:

Physical object type:
Photographs
Digital object format:
Image
Object ID:
cta0029000026
Collection:
Theater Ephemera Digital Collection
Rights holders:
Néstor Cabell
License:
All rights reserved

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