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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The Ryan Battle Collection, no. 1 – Amarillo Tri-State Fair and Rodeo Parade

This home movie captures scenes of the Battle family living and traveling in Texas in the 1950s, most notably attending a parade in Amarillo celebrating the Tri-State Fair and Rodeo. Members of the Battle family go swimming, attend senior prom, participate in marching band, have family picnics, celebrate the holidays at home and with co-workers. […]

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Too Frightening (Part II)

This amateur film, made by a young Robert Frye, is titled

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The Alan Frye Collection, no. 23 – Goddess of Liberty Returns

In the mid 1980s, the original zinc statue of the Goddess of Liberty was retired from the Texas State Capitol dome and replaced with a replica cast in aluminum. This clip from a home movie captures the new statue being placed on the State Capitol dome with an aerial crane.

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The Marcellus Hartman Collection, no. 3 – Aerial Footage near Hu?, South Vietnam

Filmed by Texas-native Marcellus Hartman while serving in , this footage captures scenes from a helicopter in flight on the way to Da Nang, including the landscape and buildings.

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