Arizona Humanities historian Greg McNamee will present “Cowpokes, Crooks & Cactus: Arizona in the Movies” at the Douglas Public Library on Wednesday, June 12 at 5 p.m. in the large conference room.

His multimedia program will showcase Arizona’s history on the silver screen.

John Wayne, Tyrone Power, Andy Devine, Katy Jurado, Steve McQueen and, of course, Rex Allen, “The Arizona Cowboy” ... from the earliest days of film, Arizona has been a setting and subject for hundreds of films. Some, like Junior Bonner and Red River, are considered classics. Others, such as Tombstone and Near Dark, may be classics in the making.

In this entertaining talk, McNamee, a frequent contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica on the subject of film, research fellow at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona and lecturer in UA’s Eller School of Management, and former columnist for the Hollywood Reporter, looks at the Grand Canyon State on the silver screen.

This free program is made possible by Arizona Humanities, a statewide 501©3 non-profit organization and the Arizona affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Arizona Humanities supports public programs that promote understanding of the human experience and provides funds to cultural, educational, and non-profit organizations across Arizona.

For additional information, contact the Library at (520) 417-7359 or (520) 417-7352.

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