For these kids, he was an older man with a sombrero who bought them dinner. To their parents, he was Leo Carrillo, famed vaudevillian and actor of the era.
Nom nom nom. Delicious food, you must eat it. If you have the money, of course. And you fit the “desired” clientele.
This picture is not about that. It’s about a community helping its members.
It was La Golondrina restaurant. The year was 1937.
Photo taken from the UCLA Library Digital Collections.