The chronicle of La Lupe's life has gone digital. Ebook publisher Editorial Trance has released "Demystifying a Diva: The Truth Behind the Myth of La Lupe," a biography penned by music historian Juan A.
Lupe Velez: Her comedy roles have her indulging in broken-English malapropisms, trouble-making ideas, and sudden fits of temper along with torrents of Spanish invective. She also occasionally sang in these films.
With her on-stage histrionics and off-stage drama, La Lupe was a suffering, Garland-esque prima donna, name-checked in Susan Sontag's Notes on Camp. While touring with Tito Puente, La Lupe proved so erratic that she was replaced with two drag queens.