Under Western Stars, a Roy Rogers Movie at June 5 Meeting

On Monday, June 5, Rich Foye will introduce and show the film UNDER WESTERN STARS, a 1938 movie made in the Eastern Sierra that was Roy Rogers' first starring role. Rich summarizes this 53 minute movie as “Owens Valley water wars” meets “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” meets “The Grand Ole Opry!” In other words, Roy saves ranchers threatened with water loss to a big, distant city with his six-gun and his election to Congress, singing songs throughout. A Hollywood adaptation of some familiar themes, 1938-singing-cowboy style.

Join us for this free event (donations welcomed) at the Lee Vining Community Center on Mattly Avenue in Lee Vining. Potluck dinner and business meeting at 6 PM; program begins at 7. Call 760 647-6461 or email curator@monobasinhistory.org.