Soledad Miranda

Here are a synopsis, pictures, and video from La reina del Tabarín. For more details about this movie, click here. If you have any pictures from this movie that I don't have, please contact me!

This musical romance concerns the tragic entanglements of a beautiful Gypsy girl named Lolita in Madrid, at the turn of the twentieth century. Lolita earns her living as a street singer with no more company than her uncle and a barrel organ. Upon hearing her singing, a theatre manager offers her a job in his sleazy cabaret, but being a good girl, she turns this down. Later, she sneaks into a posh party with the hope of getting something in exchange for her singing, and there she meets the roguish, wealthy Fernando. He becomes immediately smitten with her and poses as a waiter to flirt with her. They begin to fall in love. However, Fernando has many girlfriends, in addition to a loveless relationship with his fiancée Monique. When Lolita finds out who Fernando really is and learns about his affairs, she is furious, though he promises to love only her and to leave Monique. Unfortunately, he is wounded in a duel the next day and doesn't come to Lolita. Devastated, she moves to Paris; there she has singing lessons and is taught how to be a proper lady. She makes her glamorous debut at the Tabarín club as Lola Miranda (the name is a tribute to the film's influence, Lola Montés). Fernando reads of her great success and goes to Paris to see her. Lolita tells him he's too late, that she's too good for him. However, Monique tells Lolita that Fernando really loves her and so she finally forgives him.

This clip features Soledad's cameo in La reina del Tabarín (color French version). Click here to see the Spanish version and the black and white French version and click here to see a high quality video version (unfortunately no audio). She plays the part of a duchess (or queen, depending on the dub) who walks into the club and sits for a while. Blink and you'll miss her! This movie can be ordered in the store.

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