Smiley Burnette, Gene Autry, Gabby Hayes, and June Storey from film In Old Monterey (1939).

Film and Television / Family Activities

In Old Monterey (1939) and Heart of the Rio Grande (1942)

Part of the series Gene Autry Double Feature

Saturday, August 26, 2017, Noon–2:30 p.m.

The Autry in Griffith Park

Appropriate For: 
Included With Museum Admission / Free for Autry Members
No Reservations Necessary

About the Event

Every other month, two Gene Autry films are screened in the Imagination Gallery’s Western Legacy Theater. 

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Gene Autry’s enlistment in the Army Air Corps to serve his country during World War II. Gene served from 1942 to 1946, entering the service as a technical sergeant and quickly earning his wings as a flight officer. At the end of the war he took a USO troupe to the South Pacific. Several of Gene’s films leading up to his military service, including this month’s double feature selections, referenced America’s participation in World War II.