“Forgotten Hollywood”- Golden Age of East Los Angeles…

Posted on May 22, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   As I prepare for an appearance at the Chicano Resource Center at East Los Angeles Library on June 23rd, I recently discovered historic images of the community from the 1930s through the 1970s. The entire California Light and Sound collection is part of the County of Los Angeles Public Library’s, California Audio-Visual Preservation Project.

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   Among the photos I found were nostalgic shots from the iconic Strand Theatre of Boris Karloff, and Our Gang stars Darla Hood and Carl Alfalfa Switzer (an actor featured in Son of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History):

boris karloff   our gang

        BORIS KARLOFF                                                     DARLA HOOD   CARL SWITZER


   Surprisingly, I found a beautiful shot of my mom, Margaret Zozaya Pacheco, which was her Garfield High School class photo; and my dad, Manuel Pacheco, as a toddler with my grandmother Sotera Parra and my uncle Robert Pacheco. There are additional pictures of my grandma, as well as, my aunts Virginia, Natalie, and Dolores. (various photos below)

 my mom - garfield high school   Pop -2

mama sotera   mama sotera vacation   Parra sisters

   These photographs were provided by my cousin Richard Armendariz for inclusion in the Foto East L.A. collection. How wonderful that my extended family are an integral part of a visual retrospective to be enjoyed by all who love the preservation of local history. I am proud of this amazing legacy. For a complete look, click (or copy-and-paste) the following link:


Until next time>                               “never forget”

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