chicas de calendarios mexicanos

Mexican Calendar Girls ~ The Golden Age of Calendar Art, 1930 - 1960

Author presentations

Angela Villalba enjoys visiting with groups, organizations, college classes and museums to share her knowledge about Mexican Calendar Girls and this unknown piece of Mexican art history. There is a minimal fee for presentations so please contact her if you are interested.

Presentations generally take an hour or more and consist of lecture, film, Q&A, book-signing and a sales table of books and other Mexican vintage gift items.


Authentic calendars from author’s collection may be exhibited and used on stage during the presentation. The format usually begins with an overview of the history of calendar girls, how advertising art was used as a tool for national identity and a short behind-the-scenes stories about the research and writing of the book. For example, see The California Heritage Museum's exhibition, Mexican Calendar Girls, The Golden Age of Mexican Calendar Art, 1930 - 1960.


Villalba and film director Douglas Thompson have produced a professional 15-minute short film that encapsulates both the history and the fabulously colorful images of the calendar girl. This film is not for sale but can be shown at any educational event. The film may be shown if location has projector and an 8-20 foot screen and good speakers. This film is extremely popular!

Lecture & workshop themes

The theme of the lectures and workshops can be tailored in to fit the needs of your group – Villalba can focus on history, art history, politics, folk art incorporated into the scenes, traditional clothing, holiday and regional celebrations, etc.

Para informacion, llame: 707-537-9787

Mexican Calendar Girls is the only book written on the subject. Fully bilingual, 144 pages, includes over 150 color images.

We're sorry but the second edition of Mexican Calendar Girls is out of print.


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