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WELCOME TO CARMEN MIRANDA HEAVEN




THE BRAZILIAN BOMBSHELL


THIS PAGE IS OBVIOUSLY DEDICATED TO CARMEN MIRANDA,

A TRULY GREAT SOUTH AMERICAN ACTOR/ACTRESS,


SHE NOT ONLY HAS A STAR ON HOLLYWOOD BLVD,

BUT ALSO AN AREA NEAR THE ROOSEVELT HOTEL

DEDICATED AS CARMEN MIRANDA SQUARE.


With her multi-colored tropical-fruit headdresses

and a smile as wide as her South American roots,

Carmen Miranda remains instantly recognisable today

as she was over fifty years ago,

before we lost this magnificent star

to the heavens above.



Decades before Brazilian music became appreciated worldwide,

she took the swing of samba from Rio de Janeiro to Hollywood

and became one of the highest-paid entertainers in the United States.


By the end of her life,

unfortunately,

Hollywood had transformed her

into such a caricature

that only now are Brasilians

rediscovering the powerful woman

inside those bizarre costumes.


Brasil never understood the legend,

and was unable to accept her success in America,

and this truly broke Carmen's heart.



MARIA DO CARMO DA CUNHA


1913 - 1955


I never had the pleasure of meeting you,

but I have spent many pleasurable hours

watching you on film!



LADY, YOU ARE A STAR!


AND


You Are Welcomed Visitor 2044 to Carmen Miranda Heaven

Since Re-Created

On

October 26th, 2006




MY SPECIAL PARADISE

IS A 100% NON-PROFIT ENTITY

ENCOURAGING

THE GROWTH OF COMPASSION

WITHIN US ALL