Nov. 14, 2006 
MC101s Give Autry National
Center a Big 'Yee-Haw!'
Autry Group F06
The Autry National Center is an appropriate place for a Mass Comm 101 field trip. It compares the media version of the American West with the actual West.

Our Tuesday afternoon outing began in the plaza next to the museum entrance.

We had a great turnout. 

The Autry does a good job of presenting both the actual American West and the entertainment version of the American West. These MC101s are touring a gallery that features 19th Century art that used the American West as its theme.
Autry Gallery

This exhibit sought to depict saloon life s it actually was versus how it is portrayed in the movies. This style of bar was called the Los Angeles Bar.
MC101s at Bar
Doing Assignment
These MC101s found a quiet corner of the museum to sort through their field trip assignment notes.
 Chinese Dragon The American West was a more diverse place than was typically depicted in classic Western entertainment. This dragon was part of an exhibit on the Chinese community in Los Angeles.
MC101s in Jail
The Wild West featured more than its share of marginal characters. These latter-day desperados made their way into the jail exhibit on the museum's lower level.

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