Ballooning Over LBJ Country – The Highland Lakes of Central Texas

Produced by Media Communications in Austin for the Highland Lakes Tourist Association in conjunction with the Austin Chamber of Commerce, this film presents a tour of the lakes from the perspective of a hot-air balloon and from a camper. Created as part of the tourist development effort of the Tourism Department, copies of the film […]

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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 4 – Aqua Fest 1963

This footage of Austin’s 1963 Aqua Fest features scenes of the water skiing championship at Festival Beach and the parade up Congress Avenue. Parade footage includes fantastically adorned floats sponsored by local organizations such as Louis Shanks, The Luling Watermelon Thump, and the LCRA.

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The Ramon Galindo Collection, no. 19 – Aqua Fest Parade, 1964

This film from the Ramon Galindo collection captures Austin’s 1964 Aqua Fest celebrations. In addition to the high school marching bands, locally sponsored floats and beauty queens, the parade up Congress Avenue features a show of U.S. military might – including troops, jeeps and floats carrying missiles and warheads. Later at the water ski demonstration, […]

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The Steve Gomez Collection, no. 4 – Music Video Raw Footage, Part I

This amateur film captures multiple scenes for a music video filmed in Austin. The singer dances and twirls a red umbrella with a keyboardist in a park, at Auditorium Shores on Lady Bird Lake downtown, and on the University of Texas campus. In this set of takes, the singer performs with the keyboardist in a […]

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The Steve Gomez Collection, no. 6 – Music Video Raw Footage, Part III

This amateur film captures multiple scenes for a music video filmed in Austin. The singer dances and twirls a red umbrella with a keyboardist in a park, at Auditorium Shores on Lady Bird Lake downtown, and on the University of Texas campus. In this set of takes, the singer performs in front of the Stevie […]

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The Steve Gomez Collection, no. 5 – Music Video Raw Footage, Part II

This amateur film captures multiple scenes for a music video filmed in Austin. The singer dances and twirls a red umbrella with a keyboardist in a park, at Auditorium Shores on Lady Bird Lake downtown, and on the University of Texas campus. In this set of takes, the singer performs in a leather jacket in […]

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