Call Me Stormy

Finding righteous currents in turbulent times

Go! Girl! Go! — Dieciocho

Maria Montez as Scheherazade mesmerizes Jon Hall’s Haroun-Al-Baschid in Arabian Nights, 1942. Owing to her exotic looks and accent, Universal Pictures cast her in a series of escapist adventures that traversed the world, often with such sidekicks as Sabu and Turhan Bey. In real-life, she was the daughter of a Spanish diplomat, born in the Dominican Republic as Maria de Santo Silas. But in Hollywood, she came to be dubbed “The Queen of Technicolor.”

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