The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 14 ‘Puppet Show in the Park

This home movie from the Ramon Galindo collection, shot in Cairo, TX, shows all aspects of an outdoor puppet show in the park from families enjoying the show, clips of the show itself, and a behind-the-scenes look at the puppeteer in action. Fred and Judy Donaldson, well-known figures in Austin’s magic community, are believed to […]

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The Ouida Whitaker Dean Collection, no. 13 – Nat Church Homecoming, Part II (1976)

This home movie from 1976 captures scenes from a homecoming event at a church in Nat, a small community northwest of Nacogdoches. At the gathering, a quartet performs a song for the attendees. While the footage does contain sound, the audio is largely absent.

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 11 – Texas Renaissance Festival 1

This home movie of the Texas Renaissance Festival, held in Plantersville, captures knights in the jousting ring, pillow fights among festival-goers, musicians, face painting, and archery. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family Christmases, camping trips, and outings in Houston, as well as trips to local […]

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Corpus Christi Concert With William Bendix and Peter Palmer

This home movie from the Ryan-Martin Collection captures scenes of a concert in 1960 near Corpus Christi, Texas. Many performers take the stage, including Peter Palmer, William Bendix, Rose Marie, the Holly Twins, and Susan Hall. Scenes include several performances, as well as the acts signing autographs and posing for photos with Sari Martin and […]

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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 18 – Washington’s Birthday Celebration, Laredo (1963)

This home movie from the Ramon Galindo collection captures part of the 1963 Washington’s Birthday celebration held in Laredo, Texas. Footage includes a colorful parade complete with military displays, intricately choreographed marching and dancing, beauty queens, and floats sponsored by familiar brand names such as Lone Star and Busch beers. Following the parade footage is […]

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The Frick 70s Collection, no. 17 – Westheimer Arts Festival & Texas Girl Chili Cook-off, 1980

This home movie from the Frick collection captures the essence of the pre-oil-bust party culture in the Houston area as it documents scenes from the 1980 Westheimer Arts Festival and Rosenberg’s Texas Girl Chili Cook-off. The Frick Collection was donated to TAMI by John Frick and includes home movies of family Christmases, camping trips, and […]

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