A Spanish-language Hillary Clinton banner unveiled in San Antonio is drawing comparisons to the artwork used for the musical Evita. NPR reports:
New posters featuring Hillary Clinton seem to be trying to make her “high flying, adored” with voters. The new images appeared at a campaign stop in San Antonio, Texas, where Clinton wooed Latino voters on Thursday. But according to NPR’s Tamara Keith, the campaign says it isn’t responsible for the posters. Banners were plastered all over the venue along with smaller signs and T-shirts. The image of the black-clad Clinton profile may seem familiar to those who love either Argentinian history or musical theater — specifically Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita. The 1978 musical told the story of Eva Peron, the actress turned first lady of Argentina. Seen as ruthless and cunning, she and her husband drew support from the descamisados, or the poor and the working class, to climb to power. She eyed her own political success as well, campaigning for vice president before she died from cancer at age 33. The musical was briefly revived on Broadway in 2012.