The Original Lupe Vélez Biopic…and the Star Who “Almost” Played Her…

It’s always lovely to personally hear from the children of actors and actresses from the golden age of Hollywood. This morning was no exception. I was pleased to receive an unexpected e-mail from the son (Eugene Biscardi) of Puerto Rican actress/singer/dancer, Marquita Rivera (1922-2002).

Back in the late-forties, Marquita was personally chosen by Mexican filmgoers (in a poll) to star in a biopic about Lupe’s life and career, however, legal matters, most notably from Lupe’s still-grieving family, put a stop to it.

Eugene said, “…The film production was put on hold because of the circumstances surrounding Lupe’s suicide. Her mother would not consent to the film rights. It was an outrageous scandal at the time.”

All these years on, to this day, there is still yet to be a biopic that has come to fruition. However, just this week, I’ve had two parties interested in obtaining the film rights to my book. Maybe, just maybe, “I’ll” break the cycle ;)

Stay tuned…

Thanks again to Eugene for the beautiful photo of his mom (below) and for contacting me! :)

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One response to “The Original Lupe Vélez Biopic…and the Star Who “Almost” Played Her…

  1. Very pretty lady I hope the recent announcement of a biopic will come to fruition

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