The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – Viva Max! (1968)

This home movie captures scenes of the VIVA MAX! set in downtown San Antonio outside of the Alamo as the movie was filmed in 1969. Viva Max! is a comedy directed by Jerry Paris based on the novel by news anchor James Lehrer. The film stars Peter Ustinov as Max, a Mexican general who decides […]

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The Cruz Family Collection, no. 12 – Old Tucson

This home movie captures scenes of members of El Paso’s Cruz family on a trip to Tucson with the high school marching band where they watch men reenact frontier life in a recreated street from the Old West at Old Tucson theme park. Old Tucson was built in 1939 for the movie

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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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