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This Great and Crowded City: Woody Guthrie’s Los Angeles

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This Great and Crowded City: Woody Guthrie’s Los Angeles

This Great and Crowded City: Woody Guthrie’s Los Angeles

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Distinguished scholars, musicians, and writers came together for a conference that explored Woody Guthrie’s rise to fame in Depression-era Los Angeles. They discussed Guthrie’s itinerant wanderings through California and the far West, the Dust Bowl culture he drew upon in his songs of commentary and protest, and the backdrop of Los Angeles at the dawn of the Second World War.Born Woodrow Wilson Guthrie on July 14, 1912, Woody Guthrie became the nation’s most recognizable and important folk singer before the folk revolution of the 1960s and 1970s. “This Great and Crowded City” was sponsored jointly by the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West; Visions and Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative; and the GRAMMY Museum of Los Angeles. It took place April 14, 2012, at Bovard Auditorium at the University of Southern California. The event was part of year-long celebrations marking the centennial of Guthrie’s birth. For more information on national events, visit the website www.woody100.com.

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Woody Guthrie’s Sense of Humor, Optimism, and Love of Country

Ed Cray, author of “Ramblin’ Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie,” kicks off the conference “This Great and Crowded City: Woody Guthrie’s Los Angeles,” held at the University of Southern California on April 14, 2012, in celebration of the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth. Cray is a professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.

8 MIN2012 APR 15
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Woody Guthrie’s Sense of Humor, Optimism, and Love of Country

Woody Guthrie’s Musical Archive (Keynote Address)

Jeff Place talks about the rich musical archive of Woody Guthrie. He spoke at the conference “This Great and Crowded City: Woody Guthrie’s Los Angeles,” held at the University of Southern California on April 14, 2012, in celebration of the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth. Place is archivist at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

19 MIN2012 APR 15
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Woody Guthrie’s Musical Archive (Keynote Address)

“‘Being in the Red’: Woody Guthrie and the ‘People’s Daily World’”

Ron Briley spoke about Woody Guthrie’s column for the “People’s Daily World” on a panel titled “Woody Guthrie in Los Angeles: A Musical/Political Evolution” at the conference “This Great and Crowded City: Woody Guthrie’s Los Angeles,” held at the University of Southern California on April 14, 2012, in celebration of the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth. Briley is a history teacher and assistant headmaster at Sandia Prepatory School in Albuquerque, N.M. He is working on a book about Guthrie’s politics.

21 MIN2012 APR 15
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“‘Being in the Red’: Woody Guthrie and the ‘People’s Daily World’”

The Guthrie Prestos: Uncovering Woody’s Hidden Recording History in Los Angeles

Peter La Chapelle talk about rare Guthrie recordings was featured on a panel titled “Woody Guthrie in Los Angeles: A Musical/Political Evolution” at the conference “This Great and Crowded City: Woody Guthrie’s Los Angeles,” held at the University of Southern California on April 14, 2012, in celebration of the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth. La Chapelle is associate professor of history and chair of the humanities department at Nevada State College. He is author of “Proud to Be and Okie: Cultural Politics, Country Music, and Migration to Southern California” (2007).

25 MIN2012 APR 15
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The Guthrie Prestos: Uncovering Woody’s Hidden Recording History in Los Angeles

Radio and the Evangelical Crowd in 1930s L.A.

Philip Goff spoke on a panel titled “L.A. and Woody Guthrie” at the conference “This Great and Crowded City: Woody Guthrie’s Los Angeles,” held at the University of Southern California on April 14, 2012, in celebration of the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth. Goff is professor of religious studies and American studies and director of the Center for the Study of Relgion and American Culture at Indiana University-Purdue UniversityIndianapolis.

20 MIN2012 APR 15
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Radio and the Evangelical Crowd in 1930s L.A.

Ramblin’ in Black and White: Race and Migration in the Works of Woody Guthrie

Dan Cady and Doug Flamming combined a scholarly presentation with a music performance at the conference “This Great and Crowded City: Woody Guthrie’s Los Angeles,” held at the University of Southern California on April 14, 2012, in celebration of the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth. Cady is assistant professor of history at California State University, Fresno; Flamming, is professor of history at Georgia Institute of Technology.

47 MIN2012 APR 15
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Ramblin’ in Black and White: Race and Migration in the Works of Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie, Tom Joad, and the Forging of an American Political Tradition

EBryant Simon spoke on a panel titled “Beyond Woody” at the conference “This Great and Crowded City: Woody Guthrie’s Los Angeles,” held at the University of Southern California on April 14, 2012, in celebration of the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth. Simon is professor of history at Temple University.

25 MIN2012 APR 15
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Woody Guthrie, Tom Joad, and the Forging of an American Political Tradition

Guthrie, Steinbeck, and the Popular Front

Rick Wartzman spoke on a panel titled “Beyond Woody” at the conference “This Great and Crowded City: Woody Guthrie’s Los Angeles,” held at the University of Southern California on April 14, 2012, in celebration of the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth. Wartzman is executive director of the Drucker Institute at Claremont Gruadate University and author of “Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck’s ‘Grapes of Wrath’” (2008).

15 MIN2012 APR 15
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Guthrie, Steinbeck, and the Popular Front

California Border Blues: Guthrie, L.A., and Tijuana

EJosh Kun’s talk, “California Border Blues: Guthrie, L.A., and Tijuana,” was featured on a panel titled “Beyond Woody” at the conference “This Great and Crowded City: Woody Guthrie’s Los Angeles,” held at the University of Southern California on April 14, 2012, in celebration of the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth. Kun is professor in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC.

25 MIN2012 APR 15
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California Border Blues: Guthrie, L.A., and Tijuana
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Latest Episodes

Woody Guthrie’s Sense of Humor, Optimism, and Love of Country

Ed Cray, author of “Ramblin’ Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie,” kicks off the conference “This Great and Crowded City: Woody Guthrie’s Los Angeles,” held at the University of Southern California on April 14, 2012, in celebration of the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth. Cray is a professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.

8 MIN2012 APR 15
Comments
Woody Guthrie’s Sense of Humor, Optimism, and Love of Country

Woody Guthrie’s Musical Archive (Keynote Address)

Jeff Place talks about the rich musical archive of Woody Guthrie. He spoke at the conference “This Great and Crowded City: Woody Guthrie’s Los Angeles,” held at the University of Southern California on April 14, 2012, in celebration of the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth. Place is archivist at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

19 MIN2012 APR 15
Comments
Woody Guthrie’s Musical Archive (Keynote Address)

“‘Being in the Red’: Woody Guthrie and the ‘People’s Daily World’”

Ron Briley spoke about Woody Guthrie’s column for the “People’s Daily World” on a panel titled “Woody Guthrie in Los Angeles: A Musical/Political Evolution” at the conference “This Great and Crowded City: Woody Guthrie’s Los Angeles,” held at the University of Southern California on April 14, 2012, in celebration of the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth. Briley is a history teacher and assistant headmaster at Sandia Prepatory School in Albuquerque, N.M. He is working on a book about Guthrie’s politics.

21 MIN2012 APR 15
Comments
“‘Being in the Red’: Woody Guthrie and the ‘People’s Daily World’”

The Guthrie Prestos: Uncovering Woody’s Hidden Recording History in Los Angeles

Peter La Chapelle talk about rare Guthrie recordings was featured on a panel titled “Woody Guthrie in Los Angeles: A Musical/Political Evolution” at the conference “This Great and Crowded City: Woody Guthrie’s Los Angeles,” held at the University of Southern California on April 14, 2012, in celebration of the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth. La Chapelle is associate professor of history and chair of the humanities department at Nevada State College. He is author of “Proud to Be and Okie: Cultural Politics, Country Music, and Migration to Southern California” (2007).

25 MIN2012 APR 15
Comments
The Guthrie Prestos: Uncovering Woody’s Hidden Recording History in Los Angeles

Radio and the Evangelical Crowd in 1930s L.A.

Philip Goff spoke on a panel titled “L.A. and Woody Guthrie” at the conference “This Great and Crowded City: Woody Guthrie’s Los Angeles,” held at the University of Southern California on April 14, 2012, in celebration of the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth. Goff is professor of religious studies and American studies and director of the Center for the Study of Relgion and American Culture at Indiana University-Purdue UniversityIndianapolis.

20 MIN2012 APR 15
Comments
Radio and the Evangelical Crowd in 1930s L.A.

Ramblin’ in Black and White: Race and Migration in the Works of Woody Guthrie

Dan Cady and Doug Flamming combined a scholarly presentation with a music performance at the conference “This Great and Crowded City: Woody Guthrie’s Los Angeles,” held at the University of Southern California on April 14, 2012, in celebration of the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth. Cady is assistant professor of history at California State University, Fresno; Flamming, is professor of history at Georgia Institute of Technology.

47 MIN2012 APR 15
Comments
Ramblin’ in Black and White: Race and Migration in the Works of Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie, Tom Joad, and the Forging of an American Political Tradition

EBryant Simon spoke on a panel titled “Beyond Woody” at the conference “This Great and Crowded City: Woody Guthrie’s Los Angeles,” held at the University of Southern California on April 14, 2012, in celebration of the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth. Simon is professor of history at Temple University.

25 MIN2012 APR 15
Comments
Woody Guthrie, Tom Joad, and the Forging of an American Political Tradition

Guthrie, Steinbeck, and the Popular Front

Rick Wartzman spoke on a panel titled “Beyond Woody” at the conference “This Great and Crowded City: Woody Guthrie’s Los Angeles,” held at the University of Southern California on April 14, 2012, in celebration of the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth. Wartzman is executive director of the Drucker Institute at Claremont Gruadate University and author of “Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck’s ‘Grapes of Wrath’” (2008).

15 MIN2012 APR 15
Comments
Guthrie, Steinbeck, and the Popular Front

California Border Blues: Guthrie, L.A., and Tijuana

EJosh Kun’s talk, “California Border Blues: Guthrie, L.A., and Tijuana,” was featured on a panel titled “Beyond Woody” at the conference “This Great and Crowded City: Woody Guthrie’s Los Angeles,” held at the University of Southern California on April 14, 2012, in celebration of the centennial of Woody Guthrie’s birth. Kun is professor in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC.

25 MIN2012 APR 15
Comments
California Border Blues: Guthrie, L.A., and Tijuana
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