University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Jennifer L. Jenkins


Jennifer L. Jenkins teaches in both the English department and the School of Information at the University of Arizona. She is the author of “Celluloid Pueblo: Western Ways Films and the Invention of the Postwar Southwest.” Her work has appeared in the journals ESQ, the Henry James Review, Twentieth-Century Literature, Journal of Popular Culture, and The Moving Image. She has curated the Puro Mexicano Tucson Film Festival.

"Celluloid Pueblo" tells the story of Western Ways Features, founded by Charles and Lucile Herbert in 1936, it documented the landscape, regional development, and diverse cultures of Arizona, the Southwest, and northern Mexico for thirty years. Active during a period of profound growth and transformation, the Herberts created a dynamic visual record of the region; their archival films now serve as a time capsule of the Sunbelt in the mid-20th century. Chapters examine the Herberts' work on the first sound films in the Borderlands, Western Ways' subsequent rise to prominence in the promotion of the Southwest, and the film representation of Native and Mexican lifeways, Anglo ranching and leisure, Mexican missions and tourism, and the Borderlands postwar prosperity and progressivism. The story of Western Ways closely follows the boom and bust arc of the midcentury Southwest and its constantly evolving representations of an exotic but safe and domesticated frontier.


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Jennifer Jenkins
Celluloid Pueblo: Western Ways Films and the Invention of the Postwar Southwest Celluloid Pueblo tells the story of Western Ways Features and its role in the invention of the Southwest of the imagination. The story closely follows the boom and bust arc of this region in the mid-twentieth century and the constantly evolving representations of an exotic—but safe and domesticated—frontier and the landscape, regional development, and diverse cultures of Arizona and the Southwest.

University of Arizona Press, Booth #241 (Seats 1)
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
History / Biography

Author: Jennifer Jenkins
The Mythic West
How history becomes part of popular culture through the stories of Dodge City, the wickedest town in the West; the making of the movie classic High Noon; and how Western Ways films helped create the Southwest's regional identity.

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
History / Biography
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tom Clavin, Glenn Frankel, Jennifer Jenkins
Moderator: Herb Stratford

Book:
Celluloid Pueblo: Western Ways Films and the Invention of the Postwar Southwest
History / Biography
University of Arizona Press
October 2016
ISBN 9780816502653
Hardcover, 248 pages
$45.00, INSTORE
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