Mario Albert Lopez is the son of Don Carmen and Doña Celia
Lopez. He and his family are part of remarkable
history, in that they brought the Glorious Mexican
World of filmmaking to the United States.
The Golden Age of Mexican cinema took place during
the 1940s and beyond. The most prominent during
this period was Mario Moreno, better known as Cantinflas.
The film Ahí está el detalle (There is the Detail)
in 1940 made Cantinflas a household name as he actually
became known as the "Mexican Charlie Chaplin”. His films
were well known in Spain and Latin America and have
influenced many contemporary actors. Not until the
appearance of "Tin-Tan" in the late 1940s did his
popularity excell. Mexican actresses also were a
focus in Mexican cinema. Sara García was the "Grandmother
of Mexico". Her career began with silent films
in 1910, moved to theatre, and ultimately to film.
She was made that made famous by “No basta
ser madre” (It's Not Enough to be a Mother) in 1937.
Dolores delRío, another dramatic actress, became
well-known for her roles in a couple films directed
by Emilio Fernández.
In those days, Mexico became a “paradise” for
Filmmakers worldwide. Lopez and his wife brought
the greatest actors to the United States.
The Lopez Family then became the most important
source for introducing the Gods and Goddesses
of the International silver screen.
They opened theaters around California and Texas
and Celebrities start to perform on stage. Americans
started to know them. This helped famous Mexican
actors to become popular in USA. The “Esquire” was
one of the most important Theaters of this family.
Mario Albert Lopez is the only son that followed
the footsteps of Don Carmen and Doña Celia.
Mario has written a book and is producing a very
important Animated Mexican Feature Film.
- Daniel Lizzama, Litt.D, Art+Culture
Doña Celia Celebrity Don Carmen
Lopez Lucha Villa Lopez
1. Mario, tell us about what you do.
I am a Film Producer and production of my animated feature film
will begin soon.
2. What kind of audience are you interested for your film?
All filmmakers know that the biggest market is
Hispanic, however, the Filipino market is also
3. What kind of artwork would you like to promote on Art+Culture
I would prefer to post a trailer and some pictures from my next
4. Art+Culture Site has different ways to promote your work. Image
Files, video, audio clips, text or blog posts. Which source
would you use to publish you media?
I will use two sources - Image Files and video.
5. Do you organize events?
No! I regret that I have been very busy and have not had time
to concentrate on that activity.
6. Would you like to reach other members of Art+Culture?
I think it is important, however, time has been a factor with
little opportunity to socialize.
7. Would you be interested on the following features?
+ An email service at Art+Culture.
+ A blog to post new members and your own work.
+ Be part of the notification and Feeds, to
promote your organization.
I would certainly support that concept!
8. Would you be interested in contributing with content and placing
an ad on our upcoming Newsletter?
I do not have time for that.
9. Would you like to be a guest curator on the Art+Culture Movement
or Category pages or curate our Newsletter?
I am a film producer. I would have little time for that,
however, thanks for the invitation.
10. Thanks to Mario for taking the time to answer my questions.
His collaboration has been valuable.