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Casa de Adobe Fiestas — 1940 Program

La Fiesta Anual de Mayo
Front of Program

            May 5th, 1940
Los Californios collection.

Casa de Adobe Fiesta, 1940 — 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 5th, 1940




Program Chairman . . . . La Señora Isabel Fages



La Fiesta Anual de Mayo
Inside of Program

              May 5, 1940
Los Californios collection.

Casa de Adobe Fiesta, 1940 — Inside of Program.
From the Fages Collection.
Now in Los californios® Collection.


...PROGRAM...

WELCOME...............................................Dr. Frederick W. Hodge

Director of the Southwest Museum
FIESTA AT RANCHO PALOS VERDES, at the Sepúlveda Home.
   May 5, 1830. Feast Day of the Holy Cross.
La Doña de la Casa.........Sra. Florencia Sepúlveda de Schoneman

Processional to the Alter. While the Crucifix is lowered the Five
      Mysteries of the Holy Rosary are sung by the Padrinos and
      Madrinas (sponsors) on the steps. The ceremony dedicates
      the month of May to the Blessed Virgin and the Holy Rosary.
   First Step.................................El Sr. y Sra. Ricardo Sepúlveda
   Second Step.....La Sra. Gwendolyn Florey y Sr. Francisco García
   Third Step.................................El Sr. y Sra. Alejandro Battiller
   Fourth Step.....................................El Sr. y Sra. Tomás García
   Fifth Step....................................El Sr. y Sra. Teófilo Arrigonie
   Cross Bearer.......................................El niño Tomasito García
The Cross carried in the Processional was used by the Verdugo
   family of Rancho San Rafael.

Los Camotes (The Sweet Potatoes).......Taught the Mission Indians
   by the padres.............El Recuerdo Club, directed by Felipe Lugo
La Hamaca (Song)...........................Quartet: Sr. y Sra. Francisco
   Santa, Sra. Carmelita Verdugo de Plummer y Sr. Alfonso Fages.
La Señora (Dance)...Srita. Rosita Hernández y el Sr. Vicente Lugo
Pregúntale a las Estrellas (Ask the Stars—Song)..........................
   .........................................Sra. Carmelita Verdgo de Plummer
La Jota Vieja (Dance)...............................Ruiz California Dancers
   Under the direction of Sr. Gabriel Ruiz
Ángel Divino (Song)............................................Sr. Gabriel Ruiz
Cielo Andaluz — Dance....................Sra. Maria LeBrun Sepúlveda

  
...PROGRAM...

El Sombrero Blanco (Dance)...................................El Recuerdo Club
La Varsoviana (Dance).Srita. Hilda Ramírez y Sr. Clarence Palomares
Música...............................................A La California Club Orchestra
__________________________________________________________

— INTERMISSION —
__________________________________________________________
Introductions of members of California families and visiting celebrities
Sra. Florencia Sepúlveda de Schoneman.
Te Quiero (I Love You) — Song............................................Quartet
La Jota Aragonesa, or Madre del Cordero (Dance)......Sra. Sepúlveda
La Contradanza — Dance..............................Ruiz California Dancers
La Primavera (Song).............................................Sr. Alfonso Fages
El Fado (Dance).................................Sritas. Estrellita y Rosa Russek
La Jesusita (Dance)..........El Jarabe Club, directed by Eleanor Hague1
Los Ojos Tapatíos (Song)...........................Sra. Plummer y Sr. Fages
La Zandunga (Dance)........................................Srita. Hilda Ramírez
A Lullaby of Old California...............................Srita. Gloria Arrigonie
Las Espuelas (Dance)...........................................Las Sritas. Russek
El Son (Dance)...........................
   ...........La Sra. Carolina Palomares De Soto y Sr. Eugenio Plummer
La Borrachita (Song).................................Sr. y Sra. Francisco Santo
Alegrías — Dance..............Srita. Rosita Hernández y Sr. Vicente Lugo
Adiós, Adiós Amores (California’s Home Sweet Home Song)—Song.....
   ........................................................................All join in singing.

The Casa comes to Life................
     Guests are invited to see the Casa by candle light.

¡Adiós, Amigos Nuestros! ¡Hasta la Vista!
(Good-bye, until we Meet Again!

All Music by
“A La California” Orchestra
Directed by El Sr. Elías Verdugo.


1 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


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