Two Gene Autry films are screened on the fourth Saturday of every month in the Imagination Gallery’s Western Legacy Theater. Gene Autry’s Westerns are known for their music, comedy, and action. This month’s films each feature Gene Autry’s funny and talented sidekicks. Smiley Burnette brings his musical and physical humor to Sierra Sue, and comedian Sterling Holloway provides the comic relief in Saddle Pals.
1:00pm to 2:00pm
The maggid is a kind of storyteller, a person whose connection to the tales of the Jewish past can illuminate and inspire us in the present day. Each month, hear from a variety of modern maggids as they share their stories and memories of the Los Angeles mosaic.
Bruce Phillips, professor at Hebrew Union College, demographer and historian of American Jewish life, will speak about his father Bill Phillips, who owned Phillips’ Music Store in Boyle Heights.
Ann Kirschner presents her biography of Josephine Marcus Earp, a Jewish woman from New York who became the common-law wife of famed lawman and gambler Wyatt Earp.
Lady at the O.K. Corral uncovers conflicts and questions about American history dramatized in Josephine’s story: the end of the real American frontier and the rise of its mythology; the seismic shifts in public attitudes toward prostitution, gambling, and alcohol; and the untold stories of the fearless women who helped develop the American frontier. A book signing follows the program.