Rosita Montenegro

  1. Mona Maris, Cuesta abajo, 1934.     Despite her Hollywood moment,  this is the film of the Argentine Maris.  For her great chemistry with the singer Carlos Gardel. And indeed, for how she beat Montenegro and Raquel Torres to the role.   By auditioning by phone from Paramount – after completing   Kiss and Make-Up –  for the French-born director Louis J Gasnier in New York.  Yes, using the old fashioned telephone not the 21st Century’s Skype! 

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