(UPDATED 6/5/2013 -- See Roy Rogers section of 'Howdy, Kids!!' review, Tom Mix screening)
DOUBLE INDEMNITY SATURDAY AT THE AUTRY
Don't know quite how it'll fit into 'What Is A Western?', but Billy Wilder's film of Raymond Chandler's screenplay from James M. Cain's novel is so close to perfect that it's a must-see regardless. Prior to the screening, there'll be a talk by Glynn Martin, executive director of the Los Angeles Police Museum, discussing L.A.'s importance to films noir. It's at 1:30 pm, and did I mention it stars Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson?
As Summer comes along, there are more good things to do out-of-doors. Please send me your Western events anywhere in the world, and I'll be happy to share them!
JUNE 8-9 17TH ANNUAL INTER-TRIBAL POWWOW, OCEANSIDE
On Saturday and Sunday, arts and crafts, food, dance performances, and drumming, at the San Luis Rey Mission grounds. (760)-724-8505. http://slrmissionindians.org/www.slrmissionindians.org/Home.html
JUNE 8 JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION, EARLIMART
Entertainment, speakers, food and drink, puppet shows and tours of the historic buildings of Allensworth. Allensworth State Historic Park. (661) 849-3433
That's it for this week! If you are a regular Round-up reader (or Rounder), you know that I've interviewed a number of actors, directors and writers of Westerns, but this past Wednesday I had my first opportunity to interview a film composor, Randy Miller, who composed the soundtrack for YELLOW ROCK, which has just been released on CD on the Intrada label. I'll have that soon. Have a great week!
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