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Casa de Adobe Fiestas — 1939 Program

La Fiesta Anual de Mayo
Front of Program

            May 7th, 1939
Los Californios collection.

Casa de Adobe Fiesta, 1939 — 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 7th, 1939




Program Chairman . . . . El Señor Elías Verdugo



La Fiesta Anual de Mayo
Inside of Program

            May 7, 1939
Los Californios collection.

Casa de Adobe Fiesta, 1939 — Inside of Program.
From the Fages Collection.
Now in Los californios® Collection.


...PROGRAM...

WELCOME...............................................Dr. Frederick W. Hodge
FIESTA AT RANCHO TAJAUTA, home of Anastasio Avila,
   May 3, 1850. Day of the Holy Cross, and Feast Day of María de
   la Cruz Avila de López.
PERSONAJES:                                                       Represented:
Anastasio Avila.............................By el Sr. Ygnacio A. Palomares
Juana Ballesteros de Avila, his wife.............................................
   .....................................By la Sra. Carolina Palomares de Soto
José Antonio López..................................By el Sr. Alfonso Fages
María de la Cruz Avila de López,
   his wife..................................By la Sra. Isabel López de Fages
Mariano Alvarado.................................By el Sr. Teófilo Arrigonie
María de la Soledad Avila de Alvarado,
   his wife...............................By la Sra. Manuela O. de Arrigonie
Josefa López,
   Daughter of José Antonio & María de la Cruz..By Rita Palomares
Manuel López, Son of
   José Antonio and María de la Cruz...............By Tomasito García

CHILDREN PLAYING IN THE PATIO
La Madre del Cordero........................................Priscilla Preciado
La Perjura.............................................................Niño Preciado
La Varsoviana....................Priscilla Preciado and Marshall Atencio

LA FIESTA DE LA SANTA CRUZ
Processional to the Alter. While the Crucifix is lowered the Five
      Mysteries are sung by the Padrinos and Madrinas, on the steps.
   First Step.................................El Sr. and la Sra. Tomás García
   Second Step..............................El Sr. and la Sra. José De Soto
   Third Step..................................El Sr. and la Sra. Felipe Banks
   Fourth Step.....................El Sr. and la Sra. Clarence Palomares
   Fifth Step.............................El Sr. and la Sra. Teófilo Arrigonie
   Cross Bearer.......................................El niño Tomasito García
The Cross carried in the Processional was owned and used in the
      Holy Cross Ceremony by la Sra. Juana Avila.

Indian Presentation.........................................Gertrude Martinez
Leading a Group of California Mission Indians in Native
chants and Presentation of Gifts

  
...PROGRAM...

Los Camotes (The Sweet Potatoes) — Dance..............El Recuerdo Club

Under the direction of el Sr. Felipe Lugo
Bulerías — Dance.............................Niñas Inez and Margarita Sánchez
Ángel Divino — Spanish Love Song...........................El Sr. Gabriel Ruiz
El Son — Dance............................La Sra. Carolina Palomares De Soto
                                                               and el Sr. Eugenio Plummer
La Jota Vieja...................................................Ruiz California Dancers
Under the direction of el Sr. Gabriel Ruiz
Mantón de Manila,1..............................................El Sr. Alfonso Fages
La Sandunga — Dance...............................El Jarabe Club of Pasadena
Through the courtesy of Eleanor Hague.2
El Garrotín........................................La Sra. Marie Le Brun Sepúlveda
La Hamaca — Song.......................................La Srita. Gloria Arrigonie
Alegrías — Dance..................................................El Sr. Vicente Lugo
Cielito Lindo — Song.......La Sra. Carmelita Verdugo de Plummer, el Sr.
                        and la Sra. Francisco Santos, and El Sr. Alfonso Fages
___________________________________________________________
INTRODUCTIONS OF MEMBERS OF CALIFORNIA FAMILES
AND VISITING CELEBRITIES
Sra. Florencia Sepúlveda de Schoneman
___________________________________________________________
Las Cuadrillas — Dance.............................................El Recuerdo Club
Las Espuelas — Dance........Las Sritas. Alicia Apodaca and Lupe Saldaña
Estrellita — Song......................La Sra. Carmelita Verdugo de Plummer
La Tehuana — Dance.................................El Jarabe Club, of Pasadena
Jarabe Tapatío — Mexican National Dance..........................................
............................La Srita. Erlinda Sepúlveda and el Sr. Alfonso Yorba
La Borrachita — Song......................El Sr. and la Sra. Francisco Santos
La Contradanza — Dance.................................Ruiz California Dancers
El Viejo Amor — Song..............La Sra. Carmelita Verdugo de Plummer,
el Sr. and la Sra. Francisco Santos and el Sr. Alfonso Fages
Cielo Andaluz — Dance.......................La Sra. Maria LeBrun Sepúlveda
Adiós, Adiós Amores (California’s Home Sweet Home Song) — Song.....
                                                   All are invited to join in the singing.

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 Sra. Ascensión Simón,
la Srita. Luisa Villa3, la Sra. Francisco Ontiveros, el Sr. Gabriel Ruiz,
el Sr. Rosendo Uruchurtu4 and el Sr. Elías Verdugo, Director.


1 Mantón de Manila comes from a popular Spanish zarzuela: La verbena de la Paloma (1894) by Tomás Bretón with libretto by Ricardo de la Vega. Charles Lummis recorded Enferina Soleta singing a version of this piece in 1904.

2 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

3 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.

4 Rosendo Uruchurtu recorded songs for Charles Lummis in 1904. Find a picture of him at lummis.loscalifornios.net.


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