THE CALIFORNIA I LOVE by Leo Carrillo

THE CALIFORNIA I LOVE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Leo Carrillo's informal autobiography is a refreshing change from the usual theatrical memoir. Descendant of an old Spanish Californian family, he fills his book with brief, often charming episodes of life in the twilight of California's pastoral age. Great fiestas on the vast ranchos, tong wars in Chinatown, romances between Yankee sea captains and high-born senoritas, bandits, priests, buried treasure--they are all here. Mr. Carrillo also tells of his own career from vaudevillian to Broadway and Hollywood star. The whole is uneven in interest and pace, but thoroughly pleasant reading.

Publisher: Prentice-Hall