“Live by the gun or die by the knife”: a salute to anonymous tagline writers

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Pulp Westerns are an important part of the collections of the Libraries and Archives of the Autry. These publications, churned out in the thousands, relied on vivid images and catchy taglines to catch the reader’s eye. Some of these taglines, written by unknown staff at the publishing company, are as memorable as the covers themselves.

Spotlight on Stand-​Off at Hwy#37: Q&A with Jon Lawrence Rivera

Native Voices is thrilled to have Jon Lawrence Rivera as our director for Stand-​Off at Hwy#37 by Vickie Ramirez. This Jon’s first time directing a Native Voices production, but he is no stranger to new play development. In fact, Jon is the founder and artistic director of L.A.‘s Playwrights’ Arena, which is dedicated to producing new works […]

Quick to Kiss … Quicker to Kill!

Poster for The Dalton Girls (United Artists, 1957), starring Merry Anders, Lisa Davis, Penny Edwards, Sue George, and John Russell; directed by Reginald Le Borg. Autry National Center; 99.132.5
Poster for The Dalton Girls (United Artists, 1957), starring Merry Anders, Lisa Davis, Penny Edwards, Sue George, and John Russell; directed by Reginald Le Borg. Autry National Center; 99.132.5
I love the pulp Western look of this poster and the presentation of the female protagonists in colorful outlaw garb, ready for action. The tagline reminds us that these are not your standard Western women.

Happy Belated B-​day, Abe!

Header of the facsimile of the Emancipation Proclamation. Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center; 76.G.64
Header of the facsimile of the Emancipation Proclamation. Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center; 76.G.64
The Libraries and Archives of the Autry hold many collections related to past U.S. presidents. Items include images of Theodore Roosevelt with Charles Lummis, a thank-​you letter from Calvin Coolidge, and a land grant signed by Thomas Jefferson. With Presidents’ Day just a few days behind us, it may not be too late to share the latest library […]

Finding Aid to Lo and Behold MS.765

Part of the Series: Archives Ready and Set In continuation of the “Diamonds in the Rough” blog series, “Archives Ready and Set” will highlight the online finding aids and catalog records of the archive collections processed with a grant from the NHPRC. This award made it possible for the Libraries and Archives of the Autry to process over 2,000 linear feet of archival material from 2010 to 2012. Thanks to the NHPRC, Project Archivist Holly Larson, and the rest of the NHPRC Project Team, these collection “gems,” once in the rough, are now “polished” and set to be discovered.

Finding Aid to the Frances Kavanaugh-​Hecker Clippings and Scrapbook MSA.29

Part of the Series: Archives Ready and Set In continuation of the “Diamonds in the Rough” blog series, “Archives Ready and Set” will highlight the online finding aids and catalog records of the archive collections processed with a grant from the NHPRC. This award made it possible for the Libraries and Archives of the Autry to process over 2,000 linear feet of archival material from 2010 to 2012. Thanks to the NHPRC, Project Archivist Holly Larson, and the rest of the NHPRC Project Team, these collection “gems,” once in the rough, are now “polished” and set to be discovered.