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Casa de Adobe Fiestas — 1938 Program

La Fiesta Anual de Mayo
Front of Program

            May 1st, 1938
Los Californios collection.

Casa de Adobe Fiesta, 1938 — Front of Program.
From the Fages Collection.
Now in Los californios® Collection.









A LA CALIFORNIA CLUB (Later called Los Californios)







El Programa para

La Fiesta Anual de Mayo

en la

Casa de Adobe of the Southwest Museum

Presented by the

“A La California Club”

May 1st, 1938




Program Chairman . . . . Mr. Elías Verdugo



La Fiesta Anual de Mayo
Inside of Program

            May 1, 1938
Los Californios collection.

Casa de Adobe Fiesta, 1938 — Inside of Program.
From the Fages Collection.
Now in Los californios® Collection.


...PROGRAM...

WELCOME..................................................Dr. Frederick W. Hodge
CALIFORNIA UNDER THE SPANISH FLAG
LA FIESTA DE LA SANTA CRUZ — Processional to the Alter. While
   the Crucifix is lowered the five glorious mysteries are sung by the
   Padrinos and Madrinas, on the steps.
   First Step.........El Sr. Francisco García y la Sra. Ester A. de Banks
   Second Step..........................El Sr. y la Sra. Clarence Palomares
   Third Step.......................................El Sr. y la Sra. José De Soto
   Fourth Step.....................................El Sr. y la Sra. Tomás García
   Fifth Step..............El Sr. y la Sra. Guillermo Palomares Walker III
   Host and Hostess.........................El Sr. y la Sra. Teófilo Arrigonie
   Cross Bearer....................................El niño Guillermo Walker IV
The Cross carried in the Processional was owned and used in the
   Holy Cross Ceremony by la Sra. Juana Avila, great, great, great,
   grandmother of the little cross bearer, Guillermo Walker IV.
Ave María — Song...............La Sra. Carmelita Verdugo de Plummer

LOS INDIOS
Indian Lullaby — From Death Valley.............................."Tatsumba"
(Indian Fortune Teller)
Indian War Dance..Little Sunshine & Bennie Chorre (Mission Indian)
   High Eagle sings and beats Tom Tom for dancers
Mission Indian Peon Song......................Blue Bead and Mrs. Chorre
LOS HIJOS DEL PAIS
Los Camotes (The Sweet Potatoes) — Dance.........El Recuerdo Club
   This dance was first taught as a religious rite and later evolved
   into the dance now portrayed.
La Jota Vieja.............................................Ruiz California Dancers
Quiéreme Mucho (Love Me Deeply) — Song..................................
   ......................................La Sra. Carmelita Verdugo de Plummer
La Jota Aragonesa — Dance............Niñas Inez & Margarita Sánchez
El Sombrero Blanco (The White Hat) — Dance........El Recuerdo Club
Las Blancas Flores (The White Flowers) — Song..............................
   ......................Los Caballeros del Grupo Ruiz, California Dancers
Ángel Divino — Spanish Love Song......................El Sr. Gabriel Ruiz
La Señora—Jota—Dance..La Srita. Alita Valdez & el Sr. Vicente Lugo
The Spanish Waltz — Dance........................Ruiz California Dancers
Te Quiero (I Love You) — Song......................El Sr. Hernando Villa1
Accompanied by el Sr. Rosendo Uruchurtu2
El Caballito Blanco — Dance...................La Srita. Erlinda Sepúlveda
El Son — Dance.......................La Sra. Carolina Palomares De Soto
   and el Sr. Eugenio R. Plummer, el Sr. Guillermo Walker IV and la
   Sra. Eva De Soto.
Alegrías — Dance............................................El Sr. Ernesto Reyes
La Varsoviana—Dance.................................................................
   .................La Srita. Hilda Ramírez and el Sr. Clarence Palomares

  
...PROGRAM...

El Viejo Amor — Song...........La Sra. Carmelita Verdugo de Plummer
Las Cuadrillas — Dance.........................................El Recuerdo Club
Proclamation of the last Spanish King to rule over California,
   Ferdinand VII. El Sr. Gabriel Ruiz.
La Marcha Real — The Royal Spanish March......................Orchestra
CALIFORNIA UNDER THE MEXICAN FLAG —
Proclamation of Agustín de Iturbides, First Constitutional Emperor of
   México............................................................El Sr. Gabriel Ruiz
Mexican National Hymn....................................Orchestra and Group

Solo — La Sra. Carmelita Verdugo de Plummer
El Jarabe Tapatío — Mexican National Dance —
   La Srita. Erlinda Sepúlveda and el Sr. Alfonso Yorba.
El Jarabe Tapatío — Dance......................................Betty Jean Flory
Las Chiapanecas — Dance..........Angela Arrigonie, Viola Del Castillo,
   and Betty Halwax.
La Golondrina (The Swallow) — Song...............La Srita. Laurita Lugo
La Jesusita — Dance.............................El Jarabe Club, of Pasadena,
   under the direction of Eleanor Hague.3
El Capotín—Song...Los Caballeros del Grupo Ruiz, California Dancers
El Novillero — Dance.....La Srita. Alita Valdez and el Sr. Vicente Lugo
El Coconito — Dance...............Las Niñas Inez and Margarita Sánchez
La Chilena — Dance...............................El Jarabe Club of Pasadena
La Paloma — Song................La Sra. Carmelita Verdugo de Plummer
Las Espuelas—Dance........La Srita. Alicia Apodaca and la Srita. Alicia
   Carreón
La Sandunga — Dance..................................La Srita. Hilda Ramírez
Los Ojos Tapatíos — Song...................La Sra. Carmelita Verdugo de
   Plummer and el Sr. Gabriel Ruiz.
La Contradanza — Dance.............................Ruiz California Dancers
Los Fundadores—Theme Song of the “A La California” Club...............
   ...........La Sra. Carmelita Verdugo de Plummer—El Sr. Gabriel Ruiz
Adiós, Adiós Amores (California’s Home Sweet Home Song) — All
   are invited to join in the singing.
Introductions of members of California families & visiting celebrities.
   La Sra. Florencia Sepúlveda de Schoneman.
The Casa comes to Life —
   Guests are invited to see the Casa by candle light.
¡Adiós, Amigos Nuestros! ¡Hasta la Vista!
All Music by
“A La California” Orchestra
La Sra. Rosa [Villa] Pemán, la Srita. Luisa Villa4, el Sr. Gabriel Ruiz,
el Sr. Julio Verdugo, El Sr. Rosendo Uruchurtu2,
el Sr. Elías Verdugo, Director.


1 Hernando Villa was brother to Rosa and Luisa Villa. Rosa and Luisa were informants who sang a number of pieces for the Lummis recordings. Hernando was also a commercial artist, and drew the picture of Francisco Amate featured at loscalifornios.info.

2 Rosendo Uruchurtu also sang pieces for Charles Lummis’ cylinder recordings in 1904, and accompanied Manuela García on a number of those recordings. Find a picture of him at lummis.loscalifornios.net.

3 Eleanor Hague also wrote several music books about californio and Spanish-language music in the Americas. She worked with Lummis’ cylinder recordings, and published some of her transcriptions of those recordings. Since she was here participating in this event that included some of the Lummis informants, she would have had the opportunity to work directly with those informants in deciphering the recordings. Find further information about Ms. Hague’s work at resources.loscalifornios.net

4 Rosa and Luisa Villa recorded a number of songs for Charles Lummis in 1904. Find pictures of them and their family (including their brother, Hernando) at lummis.loscalifornios.net.


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