Home movies occupy an enormous part of our Texas film heritage. Since the 1920s, popular formats like 16mm, 8mm, Super 8 and video have captured our private events and public moments and helped us channel our creative impulses as amateur filmmakers. But they do more than just document our lives; our home movies continually reveal […]
In this footage from the Mark Stubbs collection, a group of men and women, including a police officer, gather round at a service center to see a lion cub. In the footage, the gathered people fawn over and pick up the lion cub which seems just as curious about the people as the people are […]
The Earl & Vera Fridley collection includes home movies documenting three generations of the Fridley family as they vacation, celebrate special events, and go about everyday life. The films date from the early 1940s through the 1980s. In this footage, Claire, her children, and other friends and family play with pet lion cubs in the […]
This home movie compilation reel from the Ramon Galindo collection contains footage from a number of colorful events, spanning the years 1966 – 1988. Captured are a carnivals, circuses and sideshows, a trip to Johnson City, a day at Hemisfair, waterskiing performances, and a parades through downtown Austin.
The Earl & Vera Fridley collection includes home movies documenting three generations of the Fridley family as they vacation, celebrate special events, and go about everyday life. The films date from the early 1940s through the 1980s. This home movie, starring Sean and Whitney, captures one of 8-year-old Sean’s soccer games and footage of the […]
In this home movie, the Baylor family captures their visits to the Gulf Coast and Houston, including a stop at the world famous Shamrock Hotel swimming pool.
In this home movie from 1927, the Hopkins family travels to the Caribbean region, visiting CuraÃ§ao, Venezuela, and Haiti. During their vacation, the family tours the cities of Willemstad and Caracas Bay in CuraÃ§ao before journeying to Puerto Cabello in Venezuela. From there, the Hopkinses board a steamer ship, the S.S. Oranje-Nassau, to take them […]