The Golden Age of Hollywood Movies, 1931-1943
Vol VIII: Lupe Velez
James R Ashley
Copyright 2013 James R. Ashley
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Lupe Velez was the poster child for “Hollywood Girls Go Wild” during the golden age of Hollywood moviemaking. She was quite likely bi-polar and her mood swings alternated between withdrawn and depressed sometimes in private, to a spitfire wildcat in public. She was renowned for her hair-trigger temper, uncontrollable violence, and erratic actions. She would regularly beat and scratch her lovers for no apparent reason and would think nothing of engaging a strange man in fisticuffs, if he insulted the very husband she had just argued with and abused. She was known for throwing the wildest parties in Hollywood and loved to be the center of attention. Solo dancing to the popular Latin rhythms of the day, Lupe would inevitably lift her shirt above her head to display her genital area, which was always void of undergarments, much to the astonishment of her guests. She cultivated her Mexican spitfire persona by an aggregated broken English spoken with such a heavy accent that script writers for a time actually wrote her dialog like way, until she objected to it.