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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

LEO CARILLO UNVEILS PAINTING AT CAMPO DE CAHEUNGA

Photograph loaned to the Museum by Phyllis Hansen 2008

In 1955 one of America's favorite actors, Leo Carillo unveiled a portrait of his ancestor Don Antonio Jose Carrillo at Campo de Cahuenga. The portrait of the early "Californio", who wrote down the Treaty of Cahuenga, was done by the great California artist, Orpha Klinker here seen next to her painting.
Carillo's family history reads like a Who's Who of early California history. This photograph was taken by Mark Russek, likely during the famous Treaty Signing Re-enactment. Phyllis Hansen notes that it was likely taken in the winter due to the clothing choices.

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