Rita Moreno

Kimberly Rene' Vanecek

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Rita Moreno shook hands, signed autographs, and spoke to hundreds that attended the packed theatre at The Plaza last Thursday.  Moreno helped kick off the Plaza Classic Film Festival by speaking before an audience last week at the screening of “West Side Story.”  Moreno played the role of Anita in the film for which she received both an Oscar and a Golden Globe.  Moreno continued her time in El Paso by participating in interviews with local reporters and attended a book signing at The Foundation Room at 333 N. Oregon, where many lined up for an autographed copy of her latest book, “Rita Moreno:  A Memoir.”  Read more about The Art Avenue’s interview with Rita Moreno in our next issue.

Photographed by Laura Bustillos and Renee Zapien

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