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January 26, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Zoom presentation

Free, registration is required
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AZ Humanities - Western Pulp Fiction (Speaker: Steve Renzi)

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Experience stories of Arizona history and culture at a series of virtual speaker events presented by the Surprise Arts and Cultural Advisory Commission in partnership with Arizona Humanities in 2022.

From the 1920s through the 1950s, pulp fiction magazines sold for a dime and filled American newsstands. Nobody admitted that they liked them, but everybody read them. They were American pop culture at its best and worst with cover art that was bright, bold and energized. Western magazines were the most popular, helping to create the myths of the American West. Writers like Elmore Leonard, Jack London and Louise L’Amour wrote for pulp magazines, and several classic Western films first appeared as pulp stories, including The Searchers, Red River, and 3:10 to Yuma. Pulp fiction magazines disappeared from newsstands in the 1950s.

Please note, this virtual event is not run by the City of Surprise and the security of the online platform has not been validated by the city.

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