Tag Archives: 1940s

The Ernest M. Hunt Family Film Collection, no. 3 – Old Mexico Trip, 1940

Captured in this home movie from the Hunt Family Collection is a trip to Mexico City, highlights of which include the Diego Rivera home, the floating gardens of Xochimilco, and a bullfight.

The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil – San Saba, TX

This version of an Our Gang style itinerant film, made by Texan filmmaker Melton Barker, stars a local cast from San Saba, Texas in the 1940s. When their friend Betty Davis is kidnapped, the local children pull together to find her. Once the kidnappers are caught and turned over to the police, the gang celebrates

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The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil – San Marcos, TX, 1943

This version of an Our Gang style itinerant film, made by Texan filmmaker Melton Barker, stars a local cast from San Marcos, Texas in 1943. When their friend Betty Davis is kidnapped, the local children pull together to find her. Once the kidnappers are caught and turned over to the police, the gang celebrates with

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The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil – Reidsville, NC, c.1948

This version of an Our Gang style itinerant film, made by Texas filmmaker Melton Barker, stars a local cast from Reidsville, North Carolina circa 1948. When their friend Betty Davis is kidnapped, the local children pull together to find her. Once the kidnappers are caught and turned over to the police, the gang celebrates with

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The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil – Memphis, TN, 1949

This version of an Our Gang style itinerant film, made by Texas filmmaker Melton Barker, stars a local cast from Memphis, Tennessee in 1949. When their friend Betty Davis is kidnapped, the local children pull together to find her. Once the kidnappers are caught and turned over to the police, the gang celebrates with a

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The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil – Elizabethton, TN, 1949

This version of an Our Gang style itinerant film, made by Texas filmmaker Melton Barker, stars a local cast from Elizabethton, Tennessee in 1949. When their friend Betty Davis is kidnapped, the local children pull together to find her. Once the kidnappers are caught and turned over to the police, the gang celebrates with a

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The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil – Childress, TX, 1948

This version of an Our Gang style itinerant film, made by Texan filmmaker Melton Barker, stars a local cast from Childress, Texas in 1948. When their friend Betty Davis is kidnapped, the local children pull together to find her. Once the kidnappers are caught and turned over to the police, the gang celebrates with a

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The Local Gang in Kidnappers Foil – Bristol, TN, 1949

This version of an Our Gang style itinerant film, made by Texas filmmaker Melton Barker, stars a local cast from Bristol, Tennessee in 1949. When their friend Betty Davis is kidnapped, the local children pull together to find her. Once the kidnappers are caught and turned over to the police, the gang celebrates with a

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LBJ Home Movies – Austin 1943

This home movie captures scenes of life in Austin for Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson in 1943. Narrated by Lady Bird some years later, images include many University of Texas campus buildings, Lake Austin, Mansfield Dam, Lake Bucha, and Mt. Bonnell, as well as scenes of the Johnsons with their close friends. Scenes of LBJ

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The Ravel Films, no. 4 – Rita Faces Life and Discovers Afikomen (1946)

This intertitled home movie from El Paso’s Ravel family captures scenes of baby Rita where she first “Faces Life” then “Discovers Afikomen.” In the first scene, Rita is seen holding the April 8, 1946 issue of Life Magazine (sold for 10 cents), and in the second scene, she is eating the matzah afikomen. Afikoman is

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