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Los Fages. Fages collection.

Nancy Fages Hogan with her parents,
Isabel C. Lopez de Fages and Alphonse B. Fages
From the Fages Collection.

As a child, Nancy Fages took lessons on the salterio
at Padua Hills Theatre.

Casa de Adobe Fiestas

Programs & Photographs

Programs | 1937 | 1938 | 1939 | 1940

Photographs
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The Annual fiestas held at the Casa de Adobe, an adjunct of the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles, now part of the Autry Center, were organized for many years by Isabel Lopez de Fages who served as hostess for the Casa. Herself a descendent from early settlers of the Spanish period, she and her husband Alfonso (Bud) Fages were involved in a variety of activities to preserve and promote californio culture.

Los Fages lived in an adobe house built in 1840 by a cousin of Ygnacio Palomares, the Alvarado House on the Palomares grant on the Rancho San José in what is now Pomona.


Programs

1937

Casa de Adobe Fiesta Program, 1937.
            From the Fages Collection. Now in Los Californios® Collection.

Casa de Adobe Fiesta Program, 1937.
From the Fages Collection.
Now in Los californios® Collection.                                                                                                                               Click above for larger version.



Note who some of the participants of this Fiesta are and what they are doing:
María Sepúlveda is Program Chairman
Music at this Fiesta was provided by Los Trovadores de José Arias
Gabriel Ruiz is the Tecolero (dance master)
The Ruiz Dancers include:
      Isabel C. Lopez de Fages and Alphonse B. Fages
      Clarence and Juanita Palomares
      Ricardo, Raimundo and María Sepúlveda
      José and Concepción de Soto
      Felipe and Esther Banks
      Francisco García and Mildred Ruiz
      Guillermo and Elena Walker
Eugenio Plummer, another californio dance master, is presenting a Son
A stellar cast of singers presents several pieces documented in Lummis’ recordings

1938

Casa de Adobe Fiesta Program, 1938.
            From the Fages Collection. Now in Los Californios® Collection.

Casa de Adobe Fiesta Program, 1938.
From the Fages Collection.
Now in Los californios® Collection.                                                                                                                               Click above for larger version.



Notice the members of the A La California Orchestra — they include Lummis recording informants Rosa (Villa) Pemén,
Luisa Villa, and Rosendo Uruchurtu. The A La California Club later called itself Los Californios. Eleanor Hague also
participated in these events as director of El Jarabe Club of Pasadena.

1939

Casa de Adobe Fiesta Program, 1939.
            From the Fages Collection. Now in Los Californios® Collection.

Casa de Adobe Fiesta Program, 1939.
From the Fages Collection.
Now in Los californios® Collection.                                                                                                                               Click above for larger version.



Notice the members of the A La California Orchestra — they include Lummis recording informants Rosa (Villa) Pemén,
Luisa Villa, and Rosendo Uruchurtu, as well as Gabriel Ruiz. The A La California Club later called itself Los Californios.
Eleanor Hague also participated in these events as director of El Jarabe Club of Pasadena.

1940

Casa de Adobe Fiesta Program, 1940.
            From the Fages Collection. Now in Los Californios® Collection.

Casa de Adobe Fiesta Program, 1940.
From the Fages Collection.
Now in Los californios® Collection.                                                                                                                               Click above for larger version.



Photographs

Clarence Palomares and Juanita Ávila de Palomares, 1963.

Clarence Palomares and Juanita Ávila de Palomares dance at Padua Hills Theatre in 1963.
From the Fages Collection.
Now in Los californios® Collection.

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Clarence and Juanita Palomares dance at a Fiesta at Casa de Adobe about 1940.
From the Fages Collection.
Now in Los californios® Collection.

 

 

 

 

The historic Rancho San José grant was made to the Palomares and Véjar families in 1837, and La Casa Primera adobe was built that same year.

The original Palomares land grant is also home to the Padua Hills Theatre, and the Palomares family and other members of the A la California Club (Los Californios) were involved in sharing californio culture through that venue as well.


 

Sharon Heaton - Los californios collection

Sharon Heaton at Fiesta de la Santa Cruz, Casa Adobe
From the Fages Collection, courtesy of Brian C. Hogan.
Now in Los californios® Collection.


 

Los Palomares - Los californios collection

Clarence Palomares and Juanita Ávila de Palomares at Paul Lugo’s home for dance rehearsal in 1963.
From the Fages Collection.
Now in Los californios® Collection.

Nancy Hogan - Los californios collection

Nancy Hogan at Casa Adobe

From the Fages Collection, courtesy of Brian C. Hogan.
Now in Los californios® Collection.


 

Alfonso Fages singing at La Casa Primera de Rancho San
            José Adobe, March 17, 1974. From the Fages Collection.

Alfonso B. Fages was an artist and a favorite singer at events featuring californio music, often singing duets with Gabriel Ruíz.
From the Fages Collection.
Now in Los californios® Collection.

Alfonso Fages singing at La Casa Primera de Rancho San José Adobe, March 17, 1974, Pomona, CA on March 17,1974.


 

Gabriel Ruiz Dancers. Fages collection.

Gabriel Ruiz Dancers.
From the Fages Collection, courtesy of Brian C. Hogan.
Now in Los californios® Collection.


 

Los Fages. Fages collection.

Alphonse B. Fages & Isabel C. Lopez de Fages.
From the Fages Collection.
Now in Los californios® Collection.

San Gabriel Mission in June 1976 at a Los Californios Dance

 

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