English translation: Las Orquídeas del Cine Nacional was a beauty pageant that used to be held in Mexico City
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17:40 Jan 15, 2002
Spanish to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary / Mexican culture
Spanish term or phrase:las orquídeas del cine nacional
From a short story by José Emilio Pacheco. The protagonist sees a float of las orquídeas del cine nacional at the carnival in Veracruz
Explanation: I believe it was held at the same time as the Festival de la Primavera, whose main event was a parade of "carros alegóricos", one of them carrying the conestants of "Orquídeas, etc. A jury selected both a Reina de la Primavera and an Orquídea del Cine Nacional from among the contestants. This was discontinued around the early 50's. If someone has a better recall, please let me know!!!!