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Published: 04 September 2021

By Andy Ross

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The Legend of Walter Mercado

Walter Mercado was an astrologer who had the most fantastic wardrobe!

In a documentary about Walter, Mucho Mucho Amor, a Puerto Rican larger-than-life personality who was famous in the Americas for his singing, dancing and feel-good predictions, we get to see some of the amazing clothes that he owned and learn more about a man whose life affected so many. Walter became not just an icon for the gay community in his time but also a familiar face to many on television in the 1960s right up until 2010. He brought glamour and panache to entertainment, and was clearly loved by family and friends for his manner, kindness and refusal to be anyone other than himself. Sadly, he was also trusting and this trust led him to sign over his name and rights to others; a cautionary tale. A film to watch - available on Netflix - if you want to see some great clothes and cloaks.