Few participants had as massive an impact on the course of the Mexican Revolution as Chihuahuan general Francisco “Pancho” Villa. In spite of his forces’ fierce guerrilla fighting style and the brutality with which he often struck, from the very outset of the revolutionary period Villa was perhaps the most media-ready figure embroiled in the military and political chaos. Though his physical war was fought (almost) entirely on Mexican soil, Villa saw a different approach to attaining a place in the most influential echelons of Mexican politics and government: wooing observers, civilian and governmental, in Mexico’s neighbor to the north.
From the Battlefifield to the Box Offifice: Pancho Villa’s Manipulation of His Own Image in Cinema and the Press.
Undergraduate Review, 15, 81-90.
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