Film and Television / Special Events

Panel and Screening: Clothing, Coding, and Defiance in the 19th Century West

Thursday, September 22, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

The Autry: Wells Fargo Theater

Free for Members | $10 Non-Members
Reservations Needed | Space Is Limited

About the Event

Featuring the Los Angeles premiere of The Cosmopolitan West, a short film inspired by Pearl Hart, the so-called ‘Bandit Queen’ profiled in Cosmopolitan magazine in 1889. 

Screening followed by a conversation with Clare Sears, author of Arresting Dress: Cross-Dressing, Law, and Fascination in Nineteenth-Century San Francisco, Nayan Shah, author of Stranger Intimacy: Contesting Race, Sexuality and the Law in the North American West, and filmmaker Molly Ratermann, exploring ways people tried to both control and defy gender and racial codes during this period. 

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for pre-reception and opportunity to visit the associated exhibition Dress Codes