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Autry Museum of the American West

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4700 Western Heritage Way
Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
(323) 667-2000 https://theautry.org/

December 2019

Book Talk: The Mojave Road in 1863: The Pioneering Photographs of Rudolph d’Heureuse

Sunday, December 8th @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way
Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
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Join author and photographer Jeff Lapides for a presentation on the earliest photographs of the Desert West, taken by Rudolph D’Heureuse in 1863 on a grand journey from the shores of the Pacific Ocean to the banks of the Colorado River and the mines of Eldorado Canyon. Featuring forts, mines, canyons, American Indians, and soldiers, the images capture the Mojave Desert as it was experienced by travelers more than 150 years ago. A book signing will follow the presentation.

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Screening of The Shootist (1976)

Saturday, December 14th @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Autry Museum of the American West, 4700 Western Heritage Way
Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027 United States
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Throughout 2019, audience members voted for their favorite Western. Their selection featuring John Wayne’s final role is a cinematic love letter to the Western, even as the genre was fading from the neighborhood movie house. Adapted from Glendon Swarthout’s novel, The Shootist reflects on the past, while acknowledging the coming of a new West. When the film was released in 1976, Variety summed it up by stating, “The Shootist is simply beautiful and beautifully simple.” Introduced by Courtney Joyner, former…

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