When was the last time you went camping? Any plans for the last weeks of summer? For inspiration, take a look at these beautiful lantern slides from the Braun Research Library Collection and leave the city behind! F. H. (Frederick Hamer) Maude (1858–1959) was a photographer and collector of photographs of the American Southwest. He was born […]
Native Voices extends a big “Thank You!” to those who submitted short plays in time for the deadline last Friday. If you just missed it, we have great news: We Still Need More Short Plays!
We both were very surprised that the Pinkerton’s poster looked nothing like our expectations, nothing like what we saw as kids in film and television.
On Thursday, October 16, the Autry will host the Celebrate Steinbeck! The Road Trip as Inspiration panel discussion, featuring renowned Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw and the artists who participated in The Grapes of Wrath Journey, a road trip that retraced the cross-country trek of John Steinbeck’s famous Joad family. A professor of English at San Jose State University and a scholar-in-residence at the National Steinbeck Center, Shillinglaw has written several books about Steinbeck’s life and work. The Autry recently got in touch with her to ask a few questions about Steinbeck, Route 66, and the West.
National Park Service Archives and Research Collaboration: Preserving the culture and history of Route 66
It's that time of year again! Below is all the info you need to submit a script to Native Voices for consideration in our 2014-2015 season.
Marty Tipton is about as close as one can get to the American cowboy of yore this side of the year 2000. And while his cowboy hat and boots, and even his livelihood as a professional trick roper add to this conception, the similarities extend beyond the standard cowboy imagery. Tipton has a larger-than-life quality to him, telling stories in his friendly Oklahoma twang that seem believable enough but also carry with them a sense of the fantastic that belongs in a dime novel.
Happy 4th of July to our blog readers!
Photographer Russell Olsen was first drawn to Route 66 in 1995—ten years after its decommission—on a road trip from Los Angeles to Chicago. Fourteen years, seven complete trips, and several books later, Olsen is still taking pictures of the route, and he has developed a motto: “Slow down, get off the interstate, and experience America.”
Theo Westenberger loved to photograph animals and children. Her images of children swimming inevitably evoke our personal childhood memories.