Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business Poster

Release Date: August 22nd, 1995

DVD Release Date: June 10th, 1998

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
This documentary explores the life of Brazilian samba sensation Carmen Miranda. After gaining fame in Rio de Janeiro, Miranda was imported to Broadway in the late 1930s where she became the epitome of the exotic Latina. With a series of hit Hollywood musicals in the 1940s, Carmen's star continued to rise. But, with her banana-topped turban and sultry dance moves, the singer became a source of controversy in South America, where many called her crowd-pleasing act a racist caricature.

Director: Helena Solberg

Genres: Documentary, Biography

Keywords: 1930s, Engaging, New York City, 1940s, Rise, Transformation, Temptation, 1990s, Endearing, Friend