Angela Aleiss received her PhD in film studies from Columbia University and teaches at Cal State University Long Beach. She appeared in the 2009 PBS documentary Reel Injun and is the author of Hollywood’s Native Americans: Stories of Identity and Resistance, forthcoming from Praeger Publishers.
The middle-aged theater owner who preferred a discreet lifestyle suddenly found himself in the media spotlight only ten days after the Black Dahlia’s murder. Someone had gathered Elizabeth Short’s personal[…]
“With his acting experience and technical know-how, Young Deer soon advanced to one of Pathé’s leading filmmakers. His Indian identity served him well: no one in the cast or crew at that time would have taken orders from a black man.”