Daily horse shows and an equestrian musical showcase on May 5th. At the Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 818-842-8444. www.fiestaspanishhorse.org
FREE DOUBLE FEATURE AT THE AUTRY SATURDAY, MAY 6TH
On Saturday, May 5th, The Autry will present, at noon, a double-bill of Gene Autry Westerns:
RANCHO FIESTA DAYS MAY 6TH, LAKE FOREST
Celebrating California life in the mid-19th century with music, dance, food, crafts, reenactors, presentations by local historians, and hands-on activities. Heritage Hill Historical Park. 949-923-2230. www.ocparks.com/heritagehill
TV WESTERNS ALL OVER THE DIAL!
Built by cowboy actor, singer, baseball and TV entrepeneur Gene Autry, and designed by the Disney Imagineering team, the Autry is a world-class museum housing a fascinating collection of items related to the fact, fiction, film, history and art of the American West. In addition to their permenant galleries (to which new items are frequently added), they have temporary shows. The Autry has many special programs every week -- sometimes several in a day. To check their daily calendar, CLICK HERE. And they always have gold panning for kids every weekend. For directions, hours, admission prices, and all other information, CLICK HERE.
Across the street from the Hollywood Bowl, this building, once the headquarters of Lasky-Famous Players (later Paramount Pictures) was the original DeMille Barn, where Cecil B. DeMille made the first
This small but entertaining museum gives a detailed history of Wells Fargo when the name suggested stage-coaches rather than ATMS. There’s a historically accurate reproduction of an agent’s office, an original Concord Coach, and other historical displays. Open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Admission is free. 213-253-7166.
That's about it for now. I've been working all week on a doumentary about early TV comedians, and didn't think I'd get half this much written!
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