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You can support the Archive, providing any information, images, and/or recounts related to the history of Mexican cinema, its players, and your personal experiences as a moviegoer.
Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Presently, we are particularly looking for any material related to:
- producer/filmmaker/actor Guillermo Calles (known as William Calles or Willie Calles in the United States); even if the book about his life and career has been completed, the search for his lost movies and for any additional information about him is still going on;
- any data about Calles's wife, María Ángela Salcedo de Calles (Angelita Salcedo de Calles);
- cinematographer Ernie Smith, nephew of Mr. Albert Smith, co-founder of the Vitagraph Company (he was a cinematographer, and a friend and collaborator of Guillermo Calles);
- actor Joe Domínguez (his work during the silent era);
- Engineer Gabriel García Moreno, producer, filmmaker, inventor (looking for any of the film devices and systems he patented and built in the United States); he was also known as Gabriel G. Moreno in the United States. His patents deal with continuous-speed cameras and projectors and color cinematography;
- Any information about Mrs. Burdette P. Craig (Mrs. Isabella M. Craig) and his son, Ross M. Craig, from New York. They were long-time backers for Engineer García Moreno's projects (1933-1940);
- any recount of personal moviegoing experiences (related to Mexican movies exhibited in the United States);
- Carmen La Roux (or Carmen Laroux), Mexican dancer and actress; her career spanned from the early 1920s to the early 1940s;
- Gabriel Navarro Celis, Mexican writer, composer and journalist;
- Fidel Murillo, Mexican critic and journalist;
- Esteban V. Escalante, Mexican writer and journalist;
- Romualdo Tirado, Spanish impresario, theatre and film director, writer, and actor, who had a long and successful career in Mexico and the United States;
- Ernesto González Jiménez; Mexican composer and musician who lived in Los Angeles;
- any Mexican silent movie that might be found today in the United States, particularly the ones in this list.
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