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Guide to the Charles Rojo collecion CEMA 91
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Scrapbook 1920-1960


Page 1-2, Views of Cuidad Juarez across from El Paso, Texas where Leo Rojo grew up 1920-1930


Page 3, Studio photos from about 1925 when he began his professional career


Page 4, Earliest known photo as a member of a musical group (in middle of back row) 1925/1926; Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1929 (standing, second from left)


Page 5, The Castle Orchestra 1930 (fourth from right)


Page 6, Staff(s) of radio stations XEJ, XEFV and XEPN where he sang from 1930 to 1937


Page 7, Staff and musicians of radio station (NK) 1937


Page 8, (Left) Ad: "Leo Rojo soon to leave for Hollywood so enjoy his voice the few weeks he remains here." (Below) Lobby Cafe No. 2 Orchestra, Leo Rojo standing at piano; he sang regularly over XEJ for 6 years.


Page 9, This Week; Los Angeles, CA 1937


Page 10, Eddie Durant Orchestra at Club Zarape


Page 11, Club Zarape; Los Angeles, CA 1937


Page 12, Las Hermanas Barraza and the Decca Recordings they made with Leo Rojo of his songs on October 20, 1938


Page 13, News article from a Ciuidad Mexico, Juarez newspaper (circa 1939) when he returned for a brief visit.


Page 14, May 1941 press release of Adelina Garcia’s recording of "Misterio" (by Leo Rojo)


Page 15, Still photo from the 1941 movie "I'll Sell My Life" where Leo Rojo sings his composition “Misterio” with the Eddie Durant Orchestra


Page 16, Publicity photo; early 1940’s


Page 17, Labels from radio broadcast transcription disk of a performance by Aaron Gonzalez Tango Orchestra with vocals by Leo Rojo (Los Angeles 1940’s)


Page 18, Tarde Nublada (Cloudy Day)


Page 19, Apasionadamente (Bolero-Canción)


Page 20, Golden Date Latin Series; Verde Mar


Page 21, Leo Rojo and Felix Martinque (played together in Palm Springs clubs)


Page 22, Palm Springs (around 1943-45)


Page 23, Leo Rojo, Felix Martinique and Sue Stanley (Palm Springs, 1940's)


Page 24, During World War II (1943-1945), played regularly at Torney General Hospital for wounded GI’s with Ginny Simms and other Hollywood singers and musicians.


Page 25, Newspaper clipping: "Local Musician To Appear Weekly at Torney Hospital"


Page 26, Chicago, December 1949, where he was appearing at the ambassador with Felix and Sue


Page 27, Balboa, California (early 1950's)


Page 28, Last known professional portrait of Leo Rojo (1907-1963)


Page 29, List (incomplete) of songs for which Leo Rojo wrote either the music and/or lyrics