Lumiton’s Book

In honor of the 90 years since the inauguration of the Lumiton Studios,the book Lumiton, the Label that Shaped Argentinian Cinema is presented,which tells the story of the first Argentinian sound film studios,from their establishment in 1932 until their closure in the 1960s.

From Los tres Berretines to Las Furias, Lumiton was always at the forefront of Argentinian cinema through its productions. All the great stars of the national entertainment industry passed through its studios, along with great directors and a large number of technicians who worked tirelessly to keep the dream factory in motion.

This book offers an overview of the golden years of national cinema from the perspective of Lumiton, a central figure in this history. Divided into three major chapters by decade (the ’30s, the ’40s, and the ’50s), Lumiton, the Label that Shaped Argentinian Cinema focuses on the narrative and audiovisual analysis of its films, its aesthetic style, its actors and actresses, and the signature of its directors.

Its pages are adorned with photographs and lobby cards from the films, both of the technicians on the sets and of the movie stars, and it offers the public a significant part of the Museum’s Photographic Archive, as well as the collection of restored film posters along with their technical specifications and an illustrative timeline of the production company’s active years with its most important milestones.

This book was made possible thanks to the work carried out on the Lumiton Archive contained within the Museum and the texts by specialists in the field: Gabriela Fabbro, Raúl Manrupe, Alejandra Portela, Alejandro Ojeda, Candela Vey, Martín Miguel Pereira, Mariana Scarone, and Betina Casanova.