The Benson Latin American Collection

Agrasánchez Collection of Latin American Cinema, 1934-1987



Descriptive Summary

Creator Agrasánchez, Jr., Rogelio
Title Agrasánchez Collection of Latin American Cinema
Dates: 1934-1987
Abstract Original posters, lobby cards, stills and negatives advertising Latin American films from the 1930s to the 1980s.
Accession No. 2007-03
Extent 3 linear feet and 38 posters
Language English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Rogelio Agrasánchez, Jr. of Harlingen, Texas is a collector of Mexican movie materials and an expert on vintage cine mexicano materials. He is the owner and curator of the Agrasánchez Film Archive in Harlingen, the world’s largest private collection of its kind. The Agrasánchez Film Archive’s holdings include 1,400 movies, 2,000 posters, 12,000 lobby cards, and 60,000 still photographs. In addition to materials from the Mexican film industry, Agrasánchez has collected movie memorabilia from Argentina and other Latin American countries. Agrasánchez has written several books on Mexican cinema.


Scope and Contents Note

The Agrasánchez Collection of Latin American Cinema consists mainly of still photographs, negatives of stills, movie posters and lobby cards from Latin American films dating from 1934 to 1987. The collection measures 3 linear feet, plus 38 posters, and is arranged into 5 series: Negatives, Stills, Posters, Lobby Cards, and Various Materials. These are arranged alphabetically by title within their respective series. Additional materials include broadsides, film programs and transparencies.

Collection materials are primarily from Argentina and Brazil, with a few pieces from Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala and Venezuela. They represent a wide variety of genres and periods. Posters, stills and negatives from Argentina's Golden Age of filmmaking (1930s-1940s)comprise a significant portion of the collection. Many of Argentina's most well-known actors, such as Hugo del Carril, Luis Sandrini, Tita Merello, Zully Moreno, Mirtha Legrand and Libertad Lamarque are represented here in classic melodramas and screwball comedies. Musicals of this era feature legendary artists of the tango, including Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla. The collection also contains many negatives, stills and posters from Argentinian exploitation films of the 1960s to 1970s, including sex comedies and vampire movies featuring starlets like Libertad Leblanc and Isabel Sarlí. Also from this time period are vehicles for Argentina's pop singers, such as Sandro and Leo Dan. Many negatives, stills and posters from Brazil are from Cinema novo directors of the 1960s to 1980s, including Joaquim Pedro de Andrade and Carlos Diegues.

The first series,    Negatives, consists of negatives of movie stills from approximately 130 films. The negatives are 8x10 and are filed alphabetically by movie title. Individual files contain between 5 and 38 negatives.

   Stills, the second series, is made up of 8x10 black and white photographs from over 40 movies. They are filed alphabetically by title, with 4 to 24 stills for each title.

The    Posters, found in series three of the collection, are housed alphabetically by title in flat files, five posters per file. Most of the posters list actors' and directors' names, as well as production company information.

The fourth series consists of    Lobby Cards, designed to be hung in theatre lobbies. They contain identically printed designs and promotional information, with each card displaying a different still photograph from the movie. The lobby cards measure 11 inches tall by 14 inches wide and are filed alphabetically by movie title.

Series five,    Various Materials contains broadsides and programs for several Argentinian films of the 1960s. In addition, there is a set of transparencies of an unidentified cartoon.


 

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in five series: Negatives, Stills, Posters, and Lobby Cards and Various Materials.

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.


Index Terms

The Agrasánchez Collection of Latin American Cinema is classified under the following Subject Headings:
Motion Pictures--Latin America--Pictorial Works.
Motion Pictures--Argentina--Pictorial Works.
Motion Pictures--Brazil--Pictorial Works.
Motion Pictures--Colombia--Pictorial Works.
Motion Pictures--Cuba--Pictorial Works.
Motion Pictures--Guatemala--Pictorial Works.
Motion Pictures--Venezuela--Pictorial Works.
Motion Pictures--Argentina--Pictorial Works.
Film Posters--Argentina.
Film Posters--Brazil.
Agrasánchez Film Archive.

Related Material

The Benson Collection also holds the Agrasánchez Collection of Mexican Cinema.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Agrasánchez Collection of Latin American Cinema, Benson Latin American Collection, the University of Texas at Austin.


Box and Folder Inventory

 

Negatives, 1934-1986

box folder
1 1 Acosada, 1964
2 Adán y la serpiente, 1946
3 Adiós, pampa mía, 1946
4 ¡Al diablo con este cura!, 1967
5 Amada inmovil, la, 1945
6 Amor última modelo, 1942
7 Argentine film, unidentified, n.d.
8 Bartolo tenía una flauta, 1939
9 Batalla de Chile, la, 1973.
10 Beso en la nuca, un, 1946
11 Bestia desnuda, la, 1971
box folder
2 1 Boda, la, 1964
2 Bodas de sangre, 1938
3 Bruma en el riachuelo, 1942
4 Bye bye Brazil, 1980
5 Caballeros de la cama redonda, la, 1975
6 Caballo del pueblo, el, 1935
7 Canto del cisne, el, 1945
8 Canuto Cañete, 1963
9 Capitán veneno, el, 1943
10 Casi un Sueño, 1943
11 Casa de los millones, la, 1942
12 Casa del amor, la, 1973
13 Casta Susana, la, 1944
14 Celos, 1946
15 Cinco besos, 1946
box folder
3 1 Chingolo, 1940
2 Conde de Montecristo, el, 1953
3 Creo en Dios, 1959
4 Cuando el amor llega [Hipólito y Evita], 1973
5 Cuando calienta el sol, 1963
6 Cuando canta el corazón, 1941
7 Danza de la fortuna, la, 1944
8 Demonio creó a los hombres, el, 1960
9 Deseo, el, 1944
10 Deseo salvaje, n.d.
11 Deshojando margaritas, 1946
box folder
4 1 Detrás de un largo muro, 1959
2 Donde mueran las palabras, 1946
3 Dos ángeles y un pecador, 1945
4 Dos rivales, los, 1944
5 Embrujo de amor, 1971
6 En la ardiente oscuridad, 1959
7 En una playa junto al mar, 1971
8 Éramos seis, 1945
9 Evadidos, los 1964
10 Extraña ternura, 1964
11 Furia sexual, n.d.
12 Gitano, 1970
13 Guerra Conjugal, 1945
14 Guerra gaucha, la, 1942
box folder
5 1 Hipócritas, las, 1965
2 Jibaro millonario, el [Millonario a go-go], 1965
3 Joven viuda y estanciera, 1941
4 Juego del amor y del azar, el, 1944
5 Kapax del Amazonas1981,
6 Kiss of the Spider Woman, 1985
7 Lucrecia Borgia, 1947
8 Macunaíma, 1969
9 Made in Argentina, 1987
10 Madrastra, la, 1960
11 Maestrita de los obreros, la, 1942
12 Maja de los cantares, la, 1946
box folder
6 1 Mala vida, la, 1973
2 ¿Mami, donde está mi madre? [El hijo de la calle], c. 1960s-1970s
3 Marido ideal, un 1947
4 Martín Fierro, 1968
5 Más Alla del Olvido, 1956
6 Más infeliz del pueblo, el, 1941
7 Millonario, el, 1955
8 Mosquita muerta, 1946
9 Mi novia es un fantasma, 1944
10 Muchachada del a bordo [Yo no soy marinero], la, 1936
11 Mujer sin importancia, una, 1945
12 Mujeres perdidas, 1964
13 Mundo alegre de Helô, o, 1967
14 Na garganta do diabo, 1960
box folder
7 1 Novela de un joven pobre, la, 1942
2 Novia, la, 1961
3 ¡Olé...Cuba!, 1957
4 Orquidea, la, 1951
5 Pantaleón y las visitadores, 1975
6 Papá corazón se quiere casar, 1974
7 Papá tiene novia, 1941
8 Patagonia rebelde, la, 1974
9 Película Argentina, 1940s
10 Película Argentina, 1950s
11 Peluquería de Señoras [Campeón por faldas], 1941
12 Piel de zapa, la 1943
13 Placeres conjugales, 1964
14 Psexoanálysis, 1968
15 Pupa [Casa de muñecas], la, c. 1960s
box folder
8 1 Quiero llenare de ti, 1968
2 Rei Pelé, o, 1963
3 Renzo del gitano, 1972
4 Riachuelo [?], 1934 [?]
5 Rigoberto, 1945
6 Ritmo de aventura, 1968
7 Sangre de virgenes, 1968
8 Santa cándida, 1945
9 Santiago querido, 1965
10 Santos Vega vuelve, 1947
box folder
9 1 Secuestro sensacional, 1942
2 Seis suegras de Barba Azul, las, 1945
3 Senderos de fe, 1938
4 Señora de Pérez se divorcia, la, 1945
5 Si yo fuera rica, 1941
6 Siempre te amaré, 1978
7 Siempre fuimos compañeros, 1973
8 Sorpresas del divorcio, las, 1943
9 Stella, 1943
10 Su primer baile, 1942
11 Te extraño tanto amor, c.1970s
12 Territorio verde, 1952
13 Testigo para un crimen, 1963
box folder
10 1 Tia de Carlos, la [?], 1946 [?]
2 Toda nudez sara castigada, 1973
3 Todo un hombre, 1943
4 Traidores de San Angel, los, 1967
5 Vida continua, la, 1969
6 Villa rica del Espíritu Santo, 1945
7 Visa USA, 1986
8 Yo quiero morir contigo, 1941
9 Yo quiero una mujer así, 1950



 

Stills, 1935-1987

box folder
11 1 Accidente 703, 1964
2 Acosada, 1964
3 Adán y la Serpiente, 1946
4 Adiós, pampa mía, 1946
5 Amada inmovil, la, 1945
6 Amor prohibido, un, 1955
7 Barragua, 1985
8 Batalla de Chile, la, 1973
9 Bestia Desnuda, la, 1971
10 Boda, la, 1964
11 Bodas de sangre, 1938
12 El bruto, 1961
13 Burrerita de Ipacarai, la, 1962
14 Bye bye Brazil, 1980
15 Caballo del pueblo, el, 1935
16 Calle del pecado, la, 1954
17 Capitán del veneno, 1943
18 Casa de Madame Lulú, 1968
19 Cautiva de la selva, 1969
20 ¡Che!, 1969
21 Cigarra está que arde, la, 1967
22 Clandestinos, 1987
23 Como te extraño, mi amor, 1966
24 Conde de Montecristo, el, 1953
box folder
12 1 Culpa, la, 1969
2 Culpable, el, 1960
3 Curandero del Pueblo, el, n.d.
4 Derecho de gozer, el, 1968
5 Día que me quieras, el, 1969
box folder
11 6 Doña Flor y sus dos maridos, 1976
box folder
12 7 En el viejo Buenos Aires, 1942
8 En la ardiente oscuridad, 1958
9 En mi casa mando yo, 1968
10 En una playa junto al mar, 1971
11 Evadidos, los, 1964
12 Extraño ternura, 1964
13 Favela, 1961
14 Fiaca, la, 1969
15 Fidelidad, la, 1970
16 Fin de la noche, el, 1944
17 Flor desnuda, la, 1962
18 Fray dólar, 1970
19 Garganta del diablo, la, 1960
20 Gringalet [La sangre manda], 1959
21 Habanera, n.d.
22 Hembra, la, n.d.
23 Heroes de blanco, 1962
24 Imperio del sol [Royal Hunt of the Sun], 1968
25 India, 1960
26 Jibaro millonario [Millonario a go-go], c. 1960s
27 Jugador, el, 1947
box folder
13 1 Kapax del Amazonas, 1981
2 Mama de la novia, la, 1978
3 ¿Mami, donde está mi madre?, c. 1960s-1970s
4 Maria M, 1964
5 Marido ideal, un, 1947
6 Más infeliz del pueblo, el, 1941
7 Maternidad sin hombres, 1968
8 Matón a sangre fria, un, n.d.
9 Me enamoré sin darme cuenta, 1972
10 Muchacho, 1970
11 Na garganta do diabo, 1960
12 Nino, 1972
13 No title [Argentina], n.d.
14 No title, n.d.
15 No title, n.d.
16 Novia, la, 1961
17 Novicio rebelde, el, 1968
18 ¡Olé...Cuba!, 1957
19 Pampa Salvaje, 1966
20 Pantaleón y las visitadoras, 1975
21 Pimienta, 1966
22 Placeres conyugales, 1964
23 Pobre Mariposa, 1986
24 Por el mismo camino [?], 1953 [?]
25 Quiero llenarme de ti, 1969
26 La Raulita, 1975
27 Rei Pelé, o, 1963
box folder
14 1 Redencion [La rubia Mireya], 1948
2 Requiebro, 1955
3 Ritmo de Aventura, 1968
4 Sabaleros, 1959
5 Santos Vega vuelve, 1947
6 Seara vermelha, 1964
7 El secuestrador, 1958
8 Setenta veces siete, 1962
9 Si yo fuera rica, 1941
10 Simplemente una rosa, 1971
11 Sorpresas del divorcio, las, 1943
12 Tangos, 1986
13 Te extraño tanto, amor, c.1970s
14 Te necesito tanto, amor, 1976
15 Title unknown [with Federico Luppi], n.d.
16 Vida continua, la, 1969
17 Yo quiero una mujer así, 1950



 

Posters, 1946-1981

box folder
Flat File 1 Acosada, 1964
Armiño Negro, 1953
Así es Buenos Aires, 1971
Barrio humano, el, 1955
Bestia del morir, la, 1952
2 Calle del pecado, el, 1954
Celos, 1946
Cigarra no es un bicho, la, 1972
Cleopatra era candida, 1964
Cosas de mujer, 1951
3 Cuando las mujeres mandan, 1950
Deshonra, 1952
Día que me quieras, el, 1969
Dios se lo pague, 1948
Doña Flor y sus dos maridos, 1976
4 Extraña ternura, 1964
Gitano, 1972
Indeseable, la, 1951
Juan Globo, 1959
La de los ojos color del tiempo, 1952
5 Madrastra, la, 1960
Manos sangrientas, las, 1954
Maria M, 1964
Maria Magdalena, 1954
Maternidad sin hombres, 1968
6 Maternidad sin hombres [estilo A], 1968
Maternidad sin hombres [estilo B], 1968
Mujeres perdidas, 1964
¡Olé...Cuba!, 1957
Quiero llenarme de ti, 1969
7 Secuestrador, el, 1958
Setenta veces siete, 1962
Si leyeras mi carta, 1955
Sonrisa de Mamá, la, 1972
Tunel, el, 1952
8 Venganza del sexo, la, 1971
Visión de un asesino, 1981
Y el demonio creó a los hombres, 1960



 

Lobby Cards, 1943-1981

box folder
15 1 Armiño Negro, 1953
2 Así nació el tango, n.d.
3 Bestia desnuda, la, 1971
[moved to flat file]
4 Carnaval en Brasil, c. 1950s
5 Dios se lo pague, 1948
6 Doña Flor y sus dos maridos, 1976
7 Eclipse del sol, el, 1943
8 Fidelidad, la, 1970
9 Fin de la noche, el, 1944
10 Fotógrafo de señoras, el, 1978
11 Humo de marihuana, 1968
12 Maternidad sin hombres, 1968
13 Placeres conyugales, 1964
14 Romance musical, 1947
15 Rufián, el, 1961
16 Si leyeras mi carta, 1955



 

Various Materials, 1963-1967, n.d.

box folder
14 18 Various Materials, 1963-1967, n.d.