Category Archive: Brazilian actors

Stars I grew up with

As a kid, I loved technicolor movies with Alice Faye, Betty Grable, John Payne, Don Ameche, Carmen Miranda, and Maria Montez. I just saw Cobra Woman with Montez. She was so beautifully talentless… Continue reading

Raul Roulien, Brazilian in old Hollywood

Raul Roulien is a rather obscure name.  I wonder if he enjoyed feijoada. He had a short sejour in 1930s Hollywood but maybe you’ve seen some of his films. He’s most famous for… Continue reading

Did Carmen Miranda like feijoada?

Tomorrow my friend will cook Portuguese-style feijoada as a post-birthday gift. Portuguese-style uses white beans but the more famous version is Brazilian, utilizing black beans.  I favor the white bean version that I… Continue reading