Video: The political ad that got a famous actress blacklisted in San Francisco

posted at 11:01 am on January 19, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

I’m probably older than most Hot Air readers. I’m significantly older than everyone else on the Hot Air writing staff, except for Jazz, and … well, no one’s older than Jazz, so that’s not much comfort. Jazz and I are old enough to remember when the entertainment industry produced a long string of tedious retrospectives — documentary and allegorical — about The Most Awful Period In American History, by which I mean the Hollywood blacklist era. There was nothing more evil and un-American than to fire people and keep them from making a living because of their personal or political beliefs, these turgid productions instructed, especially in the entertainment industry.

Good times, good times. After watching GLAAD nearly get Phil Robertson fired for his own take on 1 Corinthians (a mainstream evangelical view, for that matter), an endorsement in the California gubernatorial race has resulted in the termination of a well-known actress from a San Francisco stage production:

A famed actress is facing backlash in San Francisco’s Latino community, after she voiced support for a conservative candidate for California governor.

Maria Conchita Alonso starred in a campaign ad for Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of San Bernardino County, a Tea Party favorite who is seeking the Republican nomination. …

The actress was to perform next month at the Brava Theater Center in San Francisco’s Mission District in a Spanish-language version of “The Vagina Monologues,” scheduled for a run from February 14th through 17th. The show is being produced by none other than Eliana Lopez, wife of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.

“We really cannot have her in the show, unfortunately,” Lopez told KPIX 5. She said Alonso abruptly resigned from the cast on Friday, given the backlash on the immigration issue.

“Of course she has the right to say whatever she wants. But we’re in the middle of the Mission. Doing what she is doing is against what we believe,” Lopez said.

Of course audiences can’t tolerate a Tea Party conservative in San Francisco! Why, that would be just as ridiculous as film audiences being forced to be exposed to Communists in the 1950s. Or even people suspected of being Communists, because you just can’t take any chances with that sort of thing. Glad Lopez clarified that process for us.  Of course, it’s probably a good time to point out that we’re not in the middle of a Cold War with a heavily-armed libertarian empire, but you never know when that will happen.

(Libertarian empire? I know, I know, but just work with me, okay?)

Glenn Reynolds gets to the point succinctly: “They told me that if I voted Republican, we’d see McCarthy-style blacklists. And they were right!” Our friend Rick Moran elaborates:

But Alonso’s endorsement of Tea Party candidate Tim Donnelly proved to be a bridge too far for San Francisco Latinos. After Alonso cut an ad with the colorful Donnelly, the local Hispanic community went ballistic. This led to Alonso being forced to quit a production of The Vagina Monologues that was set to open next month. …

Oh, dear. We musn’t have that, must we? After all, there’s only one belief system among all Hispanics and if you don’t agree, good luck getting a job, sucker.

Yeah, I seem to remember the entertainment industry and the Left rejecting the “only one belief system among all” argument from the end of the blacklist until very recently, and they were right to do so, too. What happened? It turns out that they’re not interested in tolerance and diversity after all, and like the idea of silencing people.  As long as they’re the people the Left and the entertainment industry doesn’t like. Heck, we even have the governor of a highly-populated state telling his opponents that they’re not a legitimate voice in the political arena. So much for tolerance.

The most ironic item in this story is the ad itself. It’s a web ad, far too long at 3+ minutes to run on television even for the most well-funded campaign. It’s hilarious, but pay particular attention to what happens at the 1:54 mark:

What? A Tea Party candidate’s ad allows for another point of view from its endorser? Why, that looks a lot like … tolerance to me. But maybe by this point, only Jazz and I are old enough to recognize it.


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Heh…

OmahaConservative on January 19, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Alonso used the word “illegals” for those border jumpers who are here after having jumped the border illegally, she needs to be hanged.

Bishop on January 19, 2014 at 11:05 AM

But we’re in the middle of the Mission

and exactly what is that mission??

dmacleo on January 19, 2014 at 11:09 AM

I still remember fondly the good ole days when you used to get fired because you sucked at what you did. Salad days I tell you.

Alinsky on January 19, 2014 at 11:10 AM

From a market-based standpoint, I suppose the folks in SF are within their rights not to have Alonozo in their play, if they think it will depress ticket sales.

I just don’t want to hear any more sanctimonious preening about moral superiority when A&E reinstates Phil Robertson because they decide it will depress their ad revenues if they don’t, or the millionth rehash of the blacklist and its eviler-than-evil nature when they’re coming after Tea Party supporters with digital torches and pitchforks, or the governor of a major state thinks it’s a vote-getter for him in November to basically write the Catholic Church and other pro-lifers’ beliefs out of proper society.

jon1979 on January 19, 2014 at 11:13 AM

It’s a great ad.

The vast majority of LEGAL immigrants – even in California – oppose illegal immigration and want illegals to be held accountable for their crimes.

Pork-Chop on January 19, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Troll-Free Thread.

Del Dolemonte on January 19, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Socialize the Vagina Monologues.

CWchangedhisNicagain on January 19, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Libs are well known for their hypocrisy. They thrive on it.

GarandFan on January 19, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Reminder:

Foreigners in our country illegally, are called “illegal ALIENS.”

listens2glenn on January 19, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Of course, it’s probably a good time to point out that we’re not in the middle of a Cold War with a heavily-armed libertarian empire, but you never know when that will happen.

I think we’re in the middle of a non shooting civil war. The empire suffers from an armed citizenry that is no longer ignoring their tyranny, no longer showing our backs (their favorite target), no longer turning the other cheek.
Diana West’s well referenced, well documented book argues otherwise regarding the blacklisting years as well.

onomo on January 19, 2014 at 11:25 AM

I’m beginning to like this girl (although I liked her for other reasons when we were both younger and thinner).

Didn’t she recently take Sean Penn to task for supporting Chavez, the dictator of her native country?

Johnny 100 Pesos on January 19, 2014 at 11:25 AM

that’s a terrific ad

commodore on January 19, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Socialize the Vagina Monologues.

CWchangedhisNicagain on January 19, 2014 at 11:19 AM

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Reminds me of this:
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“Vaginas should be seen, and not heard.”

Rush Limbaugh

listens2glenn on January 19, 2014 at 11:27 AM

This isn’t McCarthyism anymore. It’s Stalinism. Camille Paglia is right. We’re living among Stalinists. What they can’t destroy or smear, they censor or fire or sue.

rrpjr on January 19, 2014 at 11:27 AM

So what do Americans and legal residents get in the way of a free pass?

CWchangedhisNicagain on January 19, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Oops . . . . . . the “V” word gets mod-qued.

listens2glenn on January 19, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Illegal aliens in the Bay Area (likely, also, nationwide) have stuck themselves here in the USA, refusing to leave or make themselves right according to our laws, and they’re here because they escaped the laws of their own nations so to live in this nation lawlessly?

Wait, what?

Lourdes on January 19, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Whenever someone starts talking about the Hollywood blacklist my eyes start rolling back in my head. Enough.

1) Joe McCarthy was proven to be correct.

2) The only segment of society who mewls and gets affronted by the Hollywood blacklists is the one that did it to themselves! No one told them they couldn’t hire who they wanted. They were the cowards, not the rest of us.

Mitoch55 on January 19, 2014 at 11:32 AM

This isn’t McCarthyism anymore. It’s Stalinism. Camille Paglia is right. We’re living among Stalinists. What they can’t destroy or smear, they censor or fire or sue.

rrpjr on January 19, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Correct, it IS Stalinism.

The US has permitted, if not underhandedly solicited, many a people from Stalinist/Communist nations and so there’s no real surprise when those people, here in the US and especially in one of their favored ‘sanctuary’ enclaves, goes Full Stalin on others.

Lourdes on January 19, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Hispanics don’t have plantations but she was thrown off of it.

docflash on January 19, 2014 at 11:34 AM

The V Monologues in an illegal alien sanctuary in San Francisco. Yeah, sounds awesome.

HB3 on January 19, 2014 at 11:36 AM

I think that from a stand point of rights. The firing of MCA was fine but it really does point out the double standard of liberals. As for the ad I think it was sharp and funny two things I like in an ad.

JKotthoff on January 19, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Oops . . . . . . the “V” word gets mod-qued.

listens2glenn on January 19, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Sorry about that. It’s to block the trackback spam we get from some very weird places.

Ed Morrissey on January 19, 2014 at 11:37 AM

…Didn’t she (Alonzo) recently take Sean Penn to task for supporting Chavez, the dictator of her native country?

Johnny 100 Pesos on January 19, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Yes, she did do that. You can easily discern, here in the US, which among the newer immigrants — including among illegal aliens claiming to be such — departed their origin countries due to sincere political differences (such as Alonzo did or her parents, whichever) and those who departed their origin nations because they wanted something material from the US while maintaining little differences with home nations’ Socialism/Communism/Stalinism.

My take on the illegal alien population in the US is that most of them are of the latter sort — they didn’t leave their home nations due to political differences but to continue those political perspectives in the US while reaping material gains here doing so.

Lourdes on January 19, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Hispanics don’t have plantations but she was thrown off of it.

docflash on January 19, 2014 at 11:34 AM

So, what these ‘Hispanics’ are substantiating is that, “to be Hispanic is to loathe the laws of the USA,” and vice-versa. Or, did I get that wrong?

Lourdes on January 19, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Remember when Sean Penn and Tim Robbins were thrown off the set of Mystic River for bashing the US during a time of war? Remember when Kaley Cuoco was thrown off the set of Big Bang Theory for wearing a Hillary Clinton 2008 t-suit?

Yeah, me neither.

hawkdriver on January 19, 2014 at 11:47 AM

“t-shirt”

For God’s sake. Do I have to ban myself for the entire weekend?

Noob.

hawkdriver on January 19, 2014 at 11:49 AM

“Hispanics are conservative!” They’re so conservative, they’re raging in offense about maintaining “standards” in the V-Monologues, a performance ‘art’ play literally ‘focused’ on pornography and the enthusiasm about it.

Lourdes on January 19, 2014 at 11:51 AM

“Hispanics are conservative!” They’re so conservative, they’re raging in offense about maintaining “standards” in the V-Monologues, a performance ‘art’ play literally ‘focused’ on pornography and the enthusiasm about it.

Lourdes on January 19, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Obviously, “conservative” in Hispania means something approaching the total-opposite of what it means in the English language and derivative culture.

Lourdes on January 19, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Any and all disagreement with doctrine supported by the inclusive™ and tolerant™ left/progressive community will result in the personal and professional destruction of any heretics.

All members who support the doctrine of the inclusive™ and tolerant™ left/progressive community will be able to utilize slurs, commit deviant acts, and generally victimize those who wish to have a career and make a living in any capacity. Behaviors tolerated but not limited to:

-Utilization of ‘casting couch’ requiring the trading of sexual favors for career advancement
-Pedophilia: up to and including the drugging and sodomization of children
-Use of and indulgence in all drugs and alcohol
-Use of pejoratives and slurs in public – Clearly if you are of doctrine unity with inclusive™ and tolerant™ left/progressive community any disgression are meant ironically and meant to prove/highlight the inherent oppression of groups slurred including but not limited to: Aftrican-Americans, gays/lesbians/transgendered, latinos, Wymynz, Gaia/environment

This list is not complete and fails to itemize all behaviors and potential communities of progressivity that are covered

abnormal_1 on January 19, 2014 at 11:54 AM

I believe it was Henry Ford who invented the T-Suit.

Bishop on January 19, 2014 at 11:55 AM

A Tea Party candidate’s ad allows for another point of view from its endorser?

Cute, but she wasn’t voicing opposition to his issue (lead ammunition), but rather hunting in general (which is unlikely to be banned any time soon, so is a “political issue” the way banning children from restaurants is a “political issue”).

Too bad about her, though; I guess only certain private parts are deemed suitable for public soliloquies.

calbear on January 19, 2014 at 11:55 AM

The Left never fails to tell us who they are.

SouthernGent on January 19, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Apparently conservative women don’t have vaginas.

myiq2xu on January 19, 2014 at 12:12 PM

I believe it was Henry Ford who invented the T-Suit.

Bishop on January 19, 2014 at 11:55 AM

yep.

First assembly line of formal fashion for men.

hawkdriver on January 19, 2014 at 12:14 PM

But we’re in the middle of the Mission

and exactly what is that mission??

dmacleo on January 19, 2014 at 11:09 AM

I believe she means the Mission District of San Francisco.

trigon on January 19, 2014 at 12:15 PM

US socialists and liberals make and what McCarthy did seem like an almost trivial aberration. McCarthy was a piker compared to US socialists.

The only conservatives who speak out in Hollywood and get away with it are the one’s who first earned FU money — people like Eastwood and Willis.

I bet the few conservatives you might find, somewhere someplace, in career government jobs keep their mouths shut and no one really knows what they think politically.

farsighted on January 19, 2014 at 12:27 PM

What happened? It turns out that they’re not interested in tolerance and diversity after all, and like the idea of silencing people. As long as they’re the people the Left and the entertainment industry doesn’t like. Heck, we even have the governor of a highly-populated state telling his opponents that they’re not a legitimate voice in the political arena. So much for tolerance.

Obama has given them license to act true to their nature. Fascism is so chic now!

Look at that great stuff the IRS is doing!

dogsoldier on January 19, 2014 at 12:30 PM

This isn’t McCarthyism anymore. It’s Stalinism. Camille Paglia is right. We’re living among Stalinists. What they can’t destroy or smear, they censor or fire or sue.

rrpjr on January 19, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Spot on.

If you live in a heavily liberal socialist part of the country, like a big northern metro area, you learn to keep your political views to yourself. The lefties, OTOH, routinely spout off anywhere and everywhere.

Want an example?

Here’s a headline from another thread…Cuomo: Pro-life people have “no place in the state of New York”.

farsighted on January 19, 2014 at 12:32 PM

I wish people would stop conflating hunting with the Second Amendment.

Ira on January 19, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Hispanics don’t have plantations but she was thrown off of it.

docflash on January 19, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Rancho?

Count to 10 on January 19, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Troll-Free Thread.

Del Dolemonte on January 19, 2014 at 11:17 AM

…there are a good number of those lately…and I keep thinking that the closer we get to November…that would not be the case…even the lefties are wearing themselves out…. from their own bullshit!

KOOLAID2 on January 19, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Their only principle is power, everything else is just tactics.
Calling for tolerance is a tactic of the weak; crushing the weak is the tactic of power.

Kenosha Kid on January 19, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Tim Donnelly

Chet Kelly from Emergency! ?

Lanceman on January 19, 2014 at 1:04 PM

Just who are HotAir readers? You state you’re older than most readers, what are you 50? I was in high school when you were born.
Perhaps you could post info on a typical reader, should be interesting.

Rick9911 on January 19, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Whenever someone starts talking about the Hollywood blacklist my eyes start rolling back in my head. Enough.

1) Joe McCarthy was proven to be correct.

And when people say that, I roll my eyes. He claimed to have a list of scads of Communists in sensitive parts of government. The list was never produced. In the meantime, he engaged in and encouraged un-American freedom-crushing tactics in order to back up his positions. The fact that some Communists did exist in those parts of government doesn’t make his claims true. In fact, it makes them damaging. When claims aren’t hacked up, they not only get discredited, but discredit related ideas. If not for McCarthy, we might have been able to get a clearer view of Communist influence, since investigating that would not have become synonymous with hunting witches, a fool’s errand.

calbear on January 19, 2014 at 1:29 PM

It also did not help that, by insinuating that certain arms of the American government were basically Communist, McCarthy damaged the effectiveness of those arms (or would have if he hadn’t been stopped). Perhaps McCarthy thought that hobbling the Voice of America or the Army would ultimately make our fight against Communism more effective, but it’s hard not to argue that it would have had the opposite effect.

calbear on January 19, 2014 at 1:32 PM

If not for McCarthy, we might have been able to get a clearer view of Communist influence, since investigating that would not have become synonymous with hunting witches, a fool’s errand.

calbear on January 19, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Nahh, you obviously are oblivious to the fact that most Communists hide their real objectives while pursuing those objectives and usually pursuing them by a variety of subversive, underhanded and quite indecent methods. Those ‘few’ Communists identified were but the tip of the iceberg because Hollywood was during McCartney and is now laced through and through with Communists. All those Progressives, they’re Communists. Which is why they must never use the appropriate name for themselves, Communists, and insist on the misleading term, Progressive: like all Communists, they’re not honest.

Lourdes on January 19, 2014 at 1:36 PM

YOU’RE FIRED! Well at least she can be unemployed and exist in California. Gov. Andy Cuomo says there is no place in New York for those who do not have the proper beliefs.

KW64 on January 19, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Oops . . . . . . the “V” word gets mod-qued.

listens2glenn on January 19, 2014 at 11:29 AM

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Sorry about that. It’s to block the trackback spam we get from some very weird places.

Ed Morrissey on January 19, 2014 at 11:37 AM

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I understand, and fully agree.

I knew this from previous experience, and somehow forgot right then.

listens2glenn on January 19, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Not much different that blacks attacking Tim Scott, Allen West or Mia Love because they are conservatives, as Stephen A. Smith recently pointed out.

Ed, when your dream of amnesty is realized, this will become much more common … especially after the 11 – 20 million illegals who receive amnesty start sponsoring their relatives. Studies show that illegals who received amnesty in 1986 sponsored an average of 5 relatives through “family reunification.”

In today’s America, whites appear to be the least prejudiced group.

What’s the benefit of amnesty to the country? I can see why the Chamber of Commerce and big business wants it (depressed wages), why the Catholic Church wants it (more members), LaRaza (more power) and Democrats (a permanent majority). But, how does amnesty benefit the country and our children’s and grandchildren’s future?

bw222 on January 19, 2014 at 1:48 PM

I wish people would stop conflating hunting with the Second Amendment.

Ira on January 19, 2014 at 12:32 PM

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I’m totally with you. Been tryin’ for YEARS to get that distinction on people’s minds. Frustrating as can be.

listens2glenn on January 19, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Sorry about that. It’s to block the trackback spam we get from some very weird places.

Ed Morrissey on January 19, 2014 at 11:37 AM

They have enlargers for that too?

unclesmrgol on January 19, 2014 at 1:54 PM

“Hispanics are conservative!” .

Lourdes on January 19, 2014 at 11:51 AM

Part of the myth. The other part is they have highly moral family values. 53% of Hispanic babies in the U.S. are born to single mothers (source: U.S. Census). 34% of all federal prisoners are Hispanic (source federal Bureau of Prisons).

There are plenty of highly moral, well educated people in Mexico (primarily Castilians). But, they are not the ones sneaking across the border.

bw222 on January 19, 2014 at 1:54 PM

“Of course she has the right to say whatever she wants. But we’re in the middle of the Mission. Doing what she is doing is against what we believe,” Lopez said.

So actors now have to believe in everything that they do/say in their performances? Good to know, I’ll remember it next time some gay-marriage loving, amnesty supporting, anti-family liberal shows up for a role as some sort of gross characterization of social conservatism. Yeah….. we really couldn’t have him playing a Tea Party advocate……. What he is doing is against what we believe.

Happy Nomad on January 19, 2014 at 2:05 PM

I’ve always liked Maria. I’m a little disappointed she was in that awful play, but this ad is a hoot and confirms why I’ve always liked her.

GWB on January 19, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Great commercial.

Midas on January 19, 2014 at 3:08 PM

May the rules, tyranny, government control and thought policing continue into a regime change.

kim roy on January 19, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Didn’t she recently take Sean Penn to task for supporting Chavez, the dictator of her native country?

Johnny 100 Pesos on January 19, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Yes. She’s always been steadfastly consistent on that.

kim roy on January 19, 2014 at 3:14 PM

In what hilarious universe is this girl famous?

thejackal on January 19, 2014 at 3:25 PM

My hilarious tounge-in-cheek comment got blocked, probably because it contained the -v- word and a note about the culture of SF, but trust me, it was funny and I would re-post if I could figure out another way to say it. But no acceptable synonyms come immediately to mind.

But, on a related front:

Some staunch GLAAD members objected to the film Blue Is the Warmest Color because the two women portraying lesbian lovers weren’t actual lesbians.

I’ve had staunch liberal democrats (same thing, I know) tell me that Republicans are close-minded and judgmental while Democrats are open-minded and considerate of all points of view. Not realizing that they just proved otherwise.

Some of the most racist comments I’ve ever heard have come from the mouths of black people (no, not all, don’t go crazy on me).

And now an artistic organization in one of the most liberal, open-minded cities in the world is banning an actor because she doesn’t agree with their politics.

Is there a shortage of mirrors in some parts of America?

IndieDogg on January 19, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Apparently not a prolific artist.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1978 Savana – Sesso e diamanti Margaret Johnson Italian B Movie
1979 Solon
1979 Estefanía Silvana Cataldo TV series
1979 Mabel Valdez, periodista TV series
1980 Natalia de 8 a 9 Mariana Brito TV series
1980 Mi hijo Gabriel TV series
1981 Marielena TV series
1981 Angelito TV series
1981 Luz Marina Luz Marina TV series
1981 El Esposo de Anaís TV series
1982 Claudia Claudia TV series
1982 Fantasy Island French Girl 1 episode
1982 Knight Rider Marie Elena Casafranca 1 episode
1984 Nacho playing herself TV series
1984 Moscow on the Hudson Lucia Lombardo
1984 Fear City Silver as Maria Conchita
1986 A Fine Mess Claudia Pazzo aka Blake Edwards’ A Fine Mess (USA: complete title)
1986 Touch and Go Denise DeLeon
1987 Il cugino americano Caterina Ammirati aka Blood Ties (USA: TV title)
1987 Extreme Prejudice Sarita Cisneros
1987 The Running Man Amber Mendez
1988 Con el Corazón en la Mano
1988 Colors Louisa Gomez
1989 One of the Boys Maria Conchita Navarro 1 episode
1989 Vampire’s Kiss Alva Restrepo
1990 Predator 2 Leona Cantrell
1991 Cuerpos clandestinos (TV) Claudia
1991 McBain Christina
1992 Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (TV) Carmen aka Power Play: The Jackie Presser Story (UK: video title)
1993 Roosters Chata
1993 The House of the Spirits Tránsito Soto
1994 Alejandra TV series Alejandra
1994 Texas (TV) Lucia aka James A. Michener’s Texas
1994 MacShayne: The Final Roll of the Dice (TV) Cindy Evans
1996 Caught Betty aka Atrapados (USA: Spanish title)
1996 For Which He Stands Theresa Rochetti
1996 Sudden Terror: The Hijacking of School Bus#17 Marta Caldwell
1997 Women: Stories of Passion Sophia 1 episode
1997 Chicago Hope Emma Scull 2 episodes
1997 Robert Altman’s Gun Marti 1 episode
1997 Catherine’s Grove Charley Vasquez
1997 F/X: The Series Elena Serrano 2 episodes
1997 Acts of Betrayal Eva Ramirez
1998 Exposé Nancy Drake aka Footsteps (Philippines: English title) (USA: working title)
1998 Blackheart Annette
1998 The Nanny Concepcion Sheffield 1 episode
1998 The Outer Limits Marie Alexander 1 episode
1998 El Grito en el cielo Miranda Vega aka Shout Out (USA: festival title)
1998 My Husband’s Secret Life (TV) Toni Diaz
1999 Touched by an Angel Dr. Sandra Pena 1 episode
1999 Dillinger in Paradise Lola
2000 Chain of Command Vice President Gloria Valdez
2000 Knockout Carmen Alvarado
2000 A Vision of Murder: The Story of Donielle (TV) Gloria
2000 Best Actress (TV) Maria Katarina Caldone
2000 High Noon (TV) Helen Ramirez
2000 Twice in a Lifetime Kat Lopez 1 episode
2000 The Princess & the Barrio Boy (TV) Minerva Rojas aka She’s in Love (UK)
2001 The Code Conspiracy Rachel
2001 Resurrection Blvd. Julia Hernandez 3 episodes
2001 Birth of Babylon Lupe Velez
2002 Blind Heat Adrianna Scott
2002 Robbery Homicide Division Claudia 1 episode
2003 The Company You Keep Vera
2003 Kingpin (TV mini-series) Ariela
2003 Heart of America Mrs. Jones aka Home Room (Australia)
2003 Chasing Papi Maria
2003 Newton’s Law
2004 CSI: Miami Marisela Gonzalez 1 episode
2005 English as a Second Language Consuelo Sara
2005 La Academia USA Judge
2005 Smoke Aurora Avila
2006 Desperate Housewives Lucia 1 episode
2006 Material Girls Inez
2007 The Dead One Sister Rosa
2007 The Condor (V) Mrs. Valdez (voice) aka Stan Lee Presents: The Condor (USA: DVD box title)
2007 Saints & Sinners Diana Martin 62 episodes
2008 Richard III Queen Elizabeth
2008 Tranced Libra
2008 The Art of Travel Mrs. Layne
2008 The Red Canvas (post-production) Maria Sanchez
2008 Trópico de Sangre (filming)
2008 Two Minutes Of Hate (announced) Dos minutos de odio
2008 Unauthorized Clifford (announced) Des-Autorizado (Venezuela: wide-release title)
2009 Maneater (miniseries) Alejandra Alpert Two episodes
2009 Dark Moon Rising Sheriff Sam.
2009 Spread (film) Rich woman from the pool
2012 Lords of Salem
2014 Return to Babylon Lupe Velez
2014 Untitled Matt Riddlehoover Project

Discography[edit]

Love Maniac (Polydor/PolyGram, 1979)
The Witch (Polydor/Polygram, 1980)
Dangerous Rhythm (PolyGram, 1982)
Te Amo (Polydor/PolyGram, 1983)
María Conchita (A&M/PolyGram, 1984)
O Ella o Yo (A&M/PolyGram, 1985)
Grandes Éxitos (PolyGram, 1986)
Mírame (PolyGram, 1987)
Hazme Sentir (PolyGram, 1990)
En Vivo México (Capitol/EMI Mexico, 1991)
Imagíname (Columbia/SME Mexico, 1992)
Alejandra: Boleros (PolyGram, 1994)
Hoy y Siempre (ARDC/PolyGram, 1997)
Grandes Éxitos (2004)
Soy EP (Hypnotic, 2005)
Greatest Hits (ARDC/Universal Latino, 2008)
Mienteme (ARDC/Universal Latino, 2009)
Singles[edit]

Year Song Hot Latin Songs Album
1987 “Sueltame” 22 Grandes Éxitos
1987 “Otra Mentira Más” 24 Mírame
1988 “Y Es Que Llegaste Tú” 5
1990 “Hazme Sentir” 24 Hazme Sentir
1991 “A Él Lo Quiero” 35
1993 “Promesas” 20 Imagíname

Murphy9 on January 19, 2014 at 3:29 PM

When I first subscribed to National Review in 1958 +or- one year, Bill Buckley was a vigorous supporter of Senator Joe McCarthy.
John kennedy had been contributor to McCarthy’s campaigns. Bobby Kennedy had been one of two or three senior McCarthy aids.

burt on January 19, 2014 at 3:31 PM

That is a great ad, it’s creative, funny and Tim Donnelly shows very well.

RJL on January 19, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Um, Ed is about 50. He makes it sound like he’s much older. Very weird way to introduce this story.

Anyway, these bigoted San Francisco liberals need to be named and shamed.

bluegill on January 19, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Maria Conchita Alonso
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Date of Birth 29 June 1957 , Cienfuegos, Cuba
Birth Name María Concepción Alonso Bustillo
Nickname Ambar
Height 5′ 6½” (1.69 m)
Mini Bio (1)
Born in Cuba, but raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Maria Conchita Alonso was crowned Miss Teenager of the World in 1971 and later as Miss Distrito Federal became the first runner up in the Miss Venezuela 1975 competition placing later that year in the top seven of the Miss World 1975. She became a popular actress in Latin America, working in ten telenovelas (soap operas) and starred in a quartet of Venezuelan films. She was also a popular singer, and has three Grammy nominations. In 1982, she emigrated to the US, and made her Hollywood film debut in 1984 in Paul Mazursky’s Moscow on the Hudson (1984), opposite Robin Williams. In 1995 she was playing “Aurora/Spider Woman” in a Broadway production of “Kiss of the Spider Woman”, making her the first South American woman to star on the Great White Way.

6th in Miss World 1975
she gave a concert in “El Junquito”, a prison in Caracas, Venezuela. [October 1984]
Father: Ricardo Alonso Mother: Conchita Bustillo Brothers: Ricardo and Robert Alonso
In the early 80s, she released two albums under the nickname of Ambar, (Love Maniac and The Witch), with huge success.
Miss Distrito Federal 1975
Miss Teen World 1971, Miss Venezuela 1975.
Has 2 dogs and 2 cats and works with many animal protection groups
Loves motorcycling, snow skiing and water skiing
Schooled in Switzerland and Spain
Speaks 4 languages – Spanish, English, French and Italian
She has her own record label Ambar Entertainment, and her own production company called Ambyth Prods.
Was considered for the role of Eva Peron in Evita (1996).
Was initially offered the role of Lupe Lamora in Licence to Kill (1989), but dropped out, and the role was given to Talisa Soto.
Was originally considered for the part of Matron in Edmond (2005), but had to decline because she had a tour in Mexico during the time the film would be shot. The role was eventually given to Debi Mazar.
“Love Maniac” was her first album. It was released on 1979 under the nickname of Ambar. The album was recorded in English and the songs were heavily influenced by Donna Summer and other disco music artists from that era. The record label decided not to use Alonso’s picture on the cover for the promo single and the release of the song was surrounded by mystery. The marketing strategy paid off and the song went to become a huge hit, topping the Venezuelan charts in September of that year.
In 2005, she launched her own fashion line called “Soy”.
Became a US citizen on 10th October 2005.

thatsafactjack on January 19, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Wake me when country music loses its political litmus test……

libfreeordie on January 19, 2014 at 3:51 PM

In what hilarious universe is this girl famous?

thejackal on January 19, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Before her acting career (see thatsafactjack on January 19, 2014 at 3:43 PM, she was Miss Venezuela). In what hilarious universe do you live?

bw222 on January 19, 2014 at 4:05 PM

“I have a leafy brain, according to the theory of the leafy brain. I associate things that many people never put together.” ~ Keith Olbermann

This certainly explains a great deal… particularly regarding some of the commentary from our three leftist readers.

thatsafactjack on January 19, 2014 at 4:05 PM

If this production used actors who are in the Actors’ Equity union, there are specific contract bylaws that forbid discrimination based on political views or activity. Apparently, that’s just a one-way street.

bcm4134 on January 19, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Wake me when country music loses its political litmus test……

libfreeordie on January 19, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Example, kiddie buddy?

smoothsailing on January 19, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Maybe Maria Conchita Alonso and this guy should just trade jobs

Of course those declining numbers aren’t because of the abyss that is ObamaCare, or Snowden’s revelations regarding the federal government systematically stripping us of our rights, or Putin eating his lunch on the Middle East, or an all around dismal performance so bad that even CHER says he’s disappointed her…in Obama’s mind it just has to be because white voters, the same one’s who voted for him twice… have suddenly become racist.

Maria Conchita Alonso loses her job as an actress simply because the individual staging the play is the wife of a local politician and they’re “in the middle of a mission” to secure open borders and Maria dared to appear in a campaign ad for a conservative and speak her mind on the illegality of shattering our federal immigration laws.

The LEFT. Go figure. Must be those ‘leafy brains’. H/t Keith Olbermann

thatsafactjack on January 19, 2014 at 4:28 PM

“I have a leafy brain, according to the theory of the leafy brain. I associate things that many people never put together.” ~ Keith Olbermann

This certainly explains a great deal… particularly regarding some of the commentary from our three leftist readers.

thatsafactjack on January 19, 2014 at 4:05 PM

I suspect that there are a lot of seeds and stems in those dried leaves they’re smoking….

Athos on January 19, 2014 at 4:50 PM

We should thank these morons for yet another lesson in how they really view ‘free speech’ as well as their real positions regarding open dialogue and debate…

Once again, the only speech that they approve of is speech that fits neatly within their echo chamber…and the only one’s who are entitled to open dialogue and debate and themselves and their fellow progressive-fascists.

The rest of us either have to shut-up and be second-class citizens or tow the progressive-fascist line.

Athos on January 19, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Example, kiddie buddy?

smoothsailing on January 19, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Are you kidding me?

1. Dixie Chicks
2. How many how many powerfully anti-war country music stars are there?

libfreeordie on January 19, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Troll-Free Thread.

Del Dolemonte on January 19, 2014 at 11:17 AM

In what hilarious universe is this girl famous?

thejackal on January 19, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Wake me when country music loses its political litmus test……

libfreeordie on January 19, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Piss poor attempts, but here they are. Notice that they cannot address the behavior of their side. They attack the victim or try their pathetic “Your side is worse”, canard.

Libfreeordeathtomediahacks, your comments are pathetic. How many examples can I come up with for why your particular spewing here is just, well moronic. How about …

LFODTMH: Oh, oh George Zimmerman attacked a poor Black child who was off to get his paraplegic younger brother a Slurpee and a bag of Skittles in a torrential downpour. (Insert tears of incredulousness)

Me: Knockout Game? … crickets …

Me: FO.

hawkdriver on January 19, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Are you kidding me?

1. Dixie Chicks
2. How many how many powerfully anti-war country music stars are there?

libfreeordie on January 19, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Ten years ago? March, 2003.

That’s the best you can do?

Are you kidding me?

thatsafactjack on January 19, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Are you kidding me?

1. Dixie Chicks
2. How many how many powerfully anti-war country music stars are there?

libfreeordie on January 19, 2014 at 5:02 PM

How many jobs did the Chicks lose?

kim roy on January 19, 2014 at 5:28 PM

libfreeordie on January 19, 2014 at 5:02 PM
Ten years ago? March, 2003.

That’s the best you can do?

Are you kidding me?

thatsafactjack on January 19, 2014 at 5:24 PM

I know, right? Dixie Chickery music was still available in the Balad PX, Iraq after their BS anti-American screeds by Nat Maine. The reason they received such a backlash from their “fans” was that they spoke out against the US, the military and their president overseas. Their concerts were boycotted by “fans”.

So, adding your observation that it has been 10 years ago, I’d say smoothsailing’s point would still beg an example.

hawkdriver on January 19, 2014 at 5:37 PM

Maria Conchita Alonso… a wise Latina.

thatsafactjack on January 19, 2014 at 5:38 PM

You have a very generous definition of ‘famous’, Ed.

nonpartisan on January 19, 2014 at 5:39 PM

You have a very generous definition of ‘famous’, Ed.

nonintelligent on January 19, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Jealous?

Del Dolemonte on January 19, 2014 at 5:42 PM

hawkdriver on January 19, 2014 at 5:37 PM

I agree. Excellent point about the boycott being engineered and perpetrated by their own fans.

The Dixie Chicks example is neither timely nor viable.

thatsafactjack on January 19, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Wake me when country music loses its political litmus test……

libfreeordie on January 19, 2014 at 3:51 PM

Some recent examples would be nice.

Del Dolemonte on January 19, 2014 at 5:44 PM

For nonpartisan:

Maria Conchita Alonso
Biography
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Overview (4)
Date of Birth 29 June 1957 , Cienfuegos, Cuba
Birth Name María Concepción Alonso Bustillo
Nickname Ambar
Height 5′ 6½” (1.69 m)
Mini Bio (1)
Born in Cuba, but raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Maria Conchita Alonso was crowned Miss Teenager of the World in 1971 and later as Miss Distrito Federal became the first runner up in the Miss Venezuela 1975 competition placing later that year in the top seven of the Miss World 1975. She became a popular actress in Latin America, working in ten telenovelas (soap operas) and starred in a quartet of Venezuelan films. She was also a popular singer, and has three Grammy nominations. In 1982, she emigrated to the US, and made her Hollywood film debut in 1984 in Paul Mazursky’s Moscow on the Hudson (1984), opposite Robin Williams. In 1995 she was playing “Aurora/Spider Woman” in a Broadway production of “Kiss of the Spider Woman”, making her the first South American woman to star on the Great White Way.

6th in Miss World 1975
she gave a concert in “El Junquito”, a prison in Caracas, Venezuela. [October 1984]
Father: Ricardo Alonso Mother: Conchita Bustillo Brothers: Ricardo and Robert Alonso
In the early 80s, she released two albums under the nickname of Ambar, (Love Maniac and The Witch), with huge success.
Miss Distrito Federal 1975
Miss Teen World 1971, Miss Venezuela 1975.
Has 2 dogs and 2 cats and works with many animal protection groups
Loves motorcycling, snow skiing and water skiing
Schooled in Switzerland and Spain
Speaks 4 languages – Spanish, English, French and Italian
She has her own record label Ambar Entertainment, and her own production company called Ambyth Prods.
Was considered for the role of Eva Peron in Evita (1996).
Was initially offered the role of Lupe Lamora in Licence to Kill (1989), but dropped out, and the role was given to Talisa Soto.
Was originally considered for the part of Matron in Edmond (2005), but had to decline because she had a tour in Mexico during the time the film would be shot. The role was eventually given to Debi Mazar.
“Love Maniac” was her first album. It was released on 1979 under the nickname of Ambar. The album was recorded in English and the songs were heavily influenced by Donna Summer and other disco music artists from that era. The record label decided not to use Alonso’s picture on the cover for the promo single and the release of the song was surrounded by mystery. The marketing strategy paid off and the song went to become a huge hit, topping the Venezuelan charts in September of that year.
In 2005, she launched her own fashion line called “Soy”.
Became a US citizen on 10th October 2005.

thatsafactjack on January 19, 2014 at 3:43 PM

What have you done lately?

thatsafactjack on January 19, 2014 at 5:44 PM

hilarious and on-point advert — be sure to watch it!

DaMav on January 19, 2014 at 5:48 PM

You have a very generous definition of ‘famous’, Ed.

nonpartisan on January 19, 2014 at 5:39 PM

You’re a pathetic liberal moron who doesn’t know a rifle from a skeet shootie, thingie commenting on a Conservative blog. If you disappeared tomorrow, someone might ask, MIGHT ask in a couple months, “Hey, whatever happened to that nonparticallgit moron?”

hawkdriver on January 19, 2014 at 5:51 PM

2. How many how many powerfully anti-war country music stars are there?

libfreeordie on January 19, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Toby Keith comes to mind. Also Tim McGraw, the late Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, and Merle Haggard.

Del Dolemonte on January 19, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Dixie Chicks? They weren’t fired, KB.

smoothsailing on January 19, 2014 at 5:57 PM

In what hilarious universe is this girl famous?

thejackal on January 19, 2014 at 3:25 PM

You have a very generous definition of ‘famous’, Ed.

nonpartisan on January 19, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Shorter answer: She was the female lead in The Running Man.

If you haven’t seen it, you should. If you have seen it, and you’ve forgotten her, have your T-level checked – you may be dead, and just not know it yet.

massrighty on January 19, 2014 at 5:58 PM

nonpartisan on January 19, 2014 at 5:39 PM
Shorter answer: She was the female lead in The Running Man.

If you haven’t seen it, you should. If you have seen it, and you’ve forgotten her, have your T-level checked – you may be dead, and just not know it yet.

massrighty on January 19, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Reall. Maybe these two boys know each other. Eyebrows up.

I especially like her because she speaks more languages than the moron at 1600 PA Avenue.

hawkdriver on January 19, 2014 at 6:03 PM

I especially like her because she speaks more languages than the moron at 1600 PA Avenue.

hawkdriver on January 19, 2014 at 6:03 PM

Not if you count Austrian!

massrighty on January 19, 2014 at 6:05 PM

hawkdriver on January 19, 2014 at 6:03 PM
Not if you count Austrian!

massrighty on January 19, 2014 at 6:05 PM

G’Day. Shrimp on the Barbie?

hawkdriver on January 19, 2014 at 6:09 PM

For f*cks sake, *please* stop feeding these f*ckwitted trolls. Any given thread they decide to crap in is comprised of about 70% responses to their sub-moronic troll droppings.

Midas on January 19, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Its like a black woman not being a libtard democrat. The democrats can’t handle it, so they start acting like bigots.

Typical.

I hope this lady sticks to it and tells democrats to pissoff.

TX-96 on January 19, 2014 at 6:41 PM

2. How many how many powerfully anti-war country music stars are there?

libfreeordie on January 19, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Toby Keith comes to mind. Also Tim McGraw, the late Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, and Merle Haggard.

Del Dolemonte on January 19, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Oh, and libfree, you’ve obviously never been to the music capitol of Texas, Austin. Lotsa Far-Right Republican country singers there!

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Del Dolemonte on January 19, 2014 at 6:45 PM

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