Shame on Kevin Thomas for calling George Hadley-Garcia's "Hispanic Hollywood" (March 3) both "captivating" and "comprehensive." It isn't either.
An immediate, glaring example that shouldn't have escaped Thomas' critical eye is the exclusion of actor-director Richard (Cheech) Marin ("Born in East L.A.") from this book that purports to be about "Latins in motion pictures."
Dozens of Latinos who starred in Hollywood films (Estelita Rodriguez, Susan Kohner, Lalo Rios, Apollonia Kotero, Judy Carmen, etc.) are also omitted.
In their place, Hadley-Garcia (aka Boze Hadleigh and George Haddad-Garcia) gushes over singers Vikki Carr and Julio Iglesias or Mexican actors who never made Hollywood films.