In 1912, Guillermo Calles (1893-1958) became the first Mexican actor to appear in films made in California. Despite limited resources, he began directing and producing his own movies, and in 1929 pioneered production of Spanish-language sound films. Hi
Rogelio Agras nchez, Jr., is director and curator of the Agras nchez Film Archive in Harlingen, Texas, the world's largest private collection of Mexican cinema. He is the author of several books.