276 pp. | cloth | $50.00
88 pp. | paper | $35.00
by Francis M. Nevins and Gary D. Keller
The Cisco Kid: American Hero, Hispanic Roots expands on Francis Nevins's 1998 book, The Films of The Cisco Kid. Retaining the original's thorough, chronologically ordered study of the filmic Cisco Kid cycle and its in-depth analysis of the Cisco phenomenon, The Cisco Kid adds a Hispanic sensibility to the history of the character in United States film. Despite the Cisco Kid's initial creation outside the Hispanic world by such mainstream writers and filmmakers as O. Henry and Webster Cullison, by 1929 with the first Cisco sound film, In Old Arizona, the character was endowed with a Latino persona that it has retained in Hispanic as well as mainstream American culture. Including film stills, lobby cards, and posters, this lavishly illustrated coffee-table book is sure to delight anyone interested in the Cisco Kid.