We had a record turnout of 72 students and guests for our MC101-
SS127 field trip to the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. Here are some of the early arrivals.
|Our visit began with lunch at the Autry's cafeteria-style restaurant, the Golden Spur. A very nice group of students turned out. We sat at long tables, ate lunch and spoke about many things.|
|The Autry's Spirit of Romance Gallery is great at showing how the history of myth-making and the American West. MC101 students were quite diligent about taking notes.|
The gallery winds around in roughly chronological fashion. By the 1940s, singing cowboy stars were being marketed across several mass media--and a big new mass medium (television) loomed on the horizon.
|Of course, it wouldn't really be a Mass Comm 101 field trip if there weren't some opportunities for good fun. Several MC101 students chose to put themselves in a classic western movie chase scene.|
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