Victoria Mudd, who grew up on Muirfield Road in Hancock Park and attended Marlborough, will be the guest speaker at The Ebell of Los Angeles today. Following a three-course lunch, Mudd will present, “From Reel to Real: The Myth of the Hollywood Indian.” Her presentation contains clips from such films as Stage Coach, Little Big Man, and Dances with Wolves, interspersed with commentary on their historical and social implications.
According to Mudd, “images matter” and her presentation “depicts how Hollywood movies reinforced prejudices against Native Americans and presented a distorted version of history.”
After Marlborough, Mudd went on to Stanford University, Antioch Graduate School, and the American Film Institute. She has produced a number of documentary films including the academy award winning, Broken Rainbow. For four years she was a professor of Media Studies at Pitzer College.
The Ebell is still taking reservations and walk-ins are welcome. The cost of the lunch is $25 for Ebell Members and $30 for non-members. Doors open at 11:30a.m; lunch is served at 12:00p.m; and Mudd’s presentation will begin at 12:30p.m.The Ebell of Los Angeles
743 South Lucerne Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
call 323-931-1277 ext. 131