The Jimmy Mitchell Family Films, no. 5 – Birthdays and the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Final Review (1957)

This home movie captures scenes of the Mitchell family celebrating birthdays, dancing at home, visiting with friends and family, and going swimming. In one scene, two of the Mitchell girls dress in flapper dresses and dance the Charleston in the living room. The family also visits Texas A&M University where they observe the Corps of […]

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Parking Lot Fire at Willie Nelson ‘s Fourth of July Picnic (1974)

This film from the Wallace and Euna Pryor Collection captures footage of the parking lot fire that occurred at Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic in 1974, held at the Texas World Speedway near College Station. The exact cause of the fire is unknown; it destroyed twelve cars, one of which belonged to Texas songwriter […]

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