The Richard Eisenhour Collection, no. 3 – Galveston (c. 1940)

This home movie, filmed by an unknown Galveston family, documents a number of Galveston’s historic sites. Included with scenes of the family is footage of Seawall Boulevard, the Buccaneer Hotel, Murdoch’s Bathhouse, Sui Jen (later the Balinese Room), the Galveston Ship Channel, Public School Stadium, Ursuline Academy, and a parade on Seawall Boulevard where Beaumont’s […]

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The H.R. Ketchum Film Collection, no. 5 – Trip to Galveston

This home movie from the 1920s captures scenes of the Ketchum family’s visit to Galveston. First they stop by the harbor to see ships unloading their cargo. Next they walk along the seawall and pose in front of the Hotel Galvez. Later footage also includes scenes of the family at their home in Tulsa. Children […]

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Behind-the-Scenes at Filming of Route 66

In February 1963, an episode of the popular television program “Route 66” was filmed on-location in Galveston, Texas (Season 3, Episode 24.) This home movie captures a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the episode, in which the show’s stars, Martin Milner and Glenn Corbet, cruise the island in their iconic Corvette convertible and get […]

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