The Guerrero Collection is rich in photographs, videos, interviews, correspondence, phonograph records, audiocassettes, scrapbooks,
and ephemera, and ranges from photographs autographed by the President and Hillary Clinton to music and lyrics sheets for
his comedic “Elvis Perez” and his “El Hustle de las Ardillitas” (the “Chipmunks’ Hustle”). It also includes recordings of
his popular boleros, parodies such as “I Left my Car in San Francisco,” as well as “La Canción Mexicana” (unofficial Mexican
national anthem), in addition to taped interviews and performances on the Univisión television show “Cristina”. Material about
the Lalo & Amigos Tribute Concert (1992 and 1994) can be found in Series III Press and Publicity as well as in Series V Photographs.
Interviews, transcripts and clips used to make the documentary, Lalo Guerrero: The Original Chicano are included in this collection.
Eduardo “Lalo” Guerrero (December 24, 1916 – March 17, 2005), known as the “Father of Chicano Music,” entertained lovers of
Chicano music for six decades. Composer, musician, singer and recipient of many awards, including the prestigious “National
Medal of the Arts” awarded to him at a White House ceremony in 1996. Guerrero played guitar and sang in films alongside Jane
Russell, Robert Mitchum, George Raft and Gilbert Roland. He serenaded the public alongside Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, Red
Skelton, Milton Berle and Hoagy Carmichael. He also co-hosted the Paul Rodríguez Show on Spanish-language television.
7.0 linear feet
17 boxes: 7 document boxes, 5 binder boxes, 4 oversized boxes and one CD box
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