We had a great group for the Autry, 54 in all.
Here is the group in front of a bronze of Gene Autry on his horse, Champion.
|Our visit began with lunch at the Autry's cafeteria-style restaurant, the Golden Spur. For some reason, I feel compelled to let the world know that I went for the chicken quesadilla plate.|
|In the Autry's Spirit of Romance Gallery, we looked at depictions of the American West in 19th Century paintings. Sarah Thorpe ponders the meaning of it all.|
The gallery winds around in roughly chronological fashion. By the 1950s, singing cowboy stars are beginning to conquer a new medium, television. With it came a slew of merchandising opportunities, such as this cowboy bicycle.
|Of course, it wouldn't really be a Mass Comm 101 field trip if there weren't some opportunities for good fun. Michelle Christopher and Nancy Yaldizian participate in a classic western movie chase scene, outriding their pursuers while continuing to hold on to their notebooks.|
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