Thursday, April 14, 2011

Guerreros at Lalo's

The flyer for our fundraiser has a lot of history in it. I've written about the Danzon in earlier posts. If you look back to earlier posts you'll a bit about how this Studio/Supper Club came to be in Pasadena.

The folks below are members of the familia Guerrero. Their daughters Pat and Rosie have long shared their family history with Latino Heritage and we have in turn shared the history at the parade & jamaica or at workshops we've offered.

I could fib and say that this photo took place in Pasadena, but it didn't. It took place at Lalo Guerrero's night spot - Lalo's in East L.A. There's a lot of detail in the photo, but every time we talk about their family I'm surprised to learn yet another fact.
Among the facts I can easily share is that Mrs. Guerrero was quite the seamstress. The dress she is wearing (lace collar) was probably designed and then sewn by her. Mr. Guerrero played baseball on a team that was based in Pasadena.
We'll plan to have this image, and others from this era on exhibit at our fundraiser.

Tickets can be purchased ahead of time via Brown Paper Tickets: here is the link -

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