Dominguín

Dominguín
/daw'meeng geen"/, n.
Luis Miguel /lwees mee gel"/, (Luis Miguel González Lucas), born 1926, Spanish bullfighter.

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▪ 1997

      (LUIS MIGUEL GONZÁLEZ LUCAS), Spanish bullfighter whose intense rivalry with his brother-in-law was the inspiration for the Ernest Hemingway novel The Dangerous Summer (b. Dec. 9, 1926—d. May 8, 1996).

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▪ Spanish matador
byname of  Luis Miguel González Lucas 
born Dec. 9, 1926, Madrid, Spain
died May 8, 1996, Sotogrande

      Spanish matador, one of the major bullfighters of the mid-20th century. He was an international celebrity in his day, known as much for his hobnobbing with the rich and famous as for his bullfighting.

      The son of a matador of the same name, Dominguín was a child prodigy, appearing at age 10 in professional arenas with small bulls. Along with his brothers Pepe and Domingo, he became a full matador at a young age and enjoyed instant stardom.

      When the great Manolete, aged 30, announced his retirement, Dominguín, aged 21, challenged him to continue performing to determine who was the better torero. In a classic performance, on Aug. 28, 1947, in Linares, Spain, Dominguín was bested but at great cost when Manolete and the bull, Islero, killed each other. Dominguín's rivalry with his brother-in-law, the torero Antonio Ordóñez (Ordóñez, Antonio), for whom he had come out of retirement to challenge in the ring, was the subject of Ernest Hemingway (Hemingway, Ernest)'s 1959 series of articles for Life magazine, later published as The Dangerous Summer (1960). Hemingway noted that Dominguín

hypnotized the bull with the sleep-rocking passes and then knelt before him inside his field of vision and discarded his sword and muleta [the small red cape used in the final act of a bullfight] and turned his back on him. This was what Antonio and I called the truco or the trick. It was a good trick but it was a trick. Luis Miguel's work had been so superior and so brilliant that he had not needed the trick.

      Dominguín was a consummate showman who adored publicity. His marriage to actress Lucia Bose and his relationships with numerous Hollywood celebrities, especially Ava Gardner (Gardner, Ava) (star of the 1957 film adaptation of Hemingway's bullfighting classic The Sun Also Rises), were widely publicized. His fraternization with such luminaries as Hemingway, Pablo Picasso (Picasso, Pablo), Orson Welles (Welles, Orson), and Jean Cocteau (Cocteau, Jean) reflected the keen interest in bullfighting among the artists of his day.

      Dominguín continued his career with success into his 40s. His bullfighting form, though technically adept, was generally considered cold and mechanical.

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