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
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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 captures Bruce being welcomed home from military service by his brother, sister, and neighbor. Also
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 provides a look into the lives of the Withers family as they carry on with their routines of work and play. Included amongst these images are cheerleaders practicing or at a small football game and trail riders headed to the Fat Stock Show in Houston. The bulk of the footage is of
Various scenes of the Freemans with friends and family in Virginia comprise this home movie, including men lowering a motorboat into the water, construction of a home, and children playing.
This home movie captures scenes of the Freeman Family taking a road trip up the East Coast to celebrate July 4th and Mother’s Day, stopping to sightsee and visit family along the way. At one stop, the Freemans visit what appears to be cousins or family friends, and the children spend the afternoon swimming in
This home movie from the 1970s captures scenes of a day in the life of Ouida Whitaker Dean’s grand-nephew, Jeffrey Sullivan. After introducing himself, Sullivan shows us around his home in Nacogdoches, strolling through the crops and visiting the livestock. He also plays with his pets and hangs out with his family. This film charmingly
This 1970s-era home movie filmed by the Picón family in San Angelo depicts moments in the life of their young daughter Diane, starting with a Christmas morning, where she received a microphone, followed by various scenes of her performing with that gift, dancing with her grandmother, and playing with the family dog.
This home movie captures scenes of itinerant filmmaker Melton Barker and his family as they travel through California, visit family, enjoy the outdoors, and attend celebrations, including a wedding.
This home movie captures scenes of Dr. Freeman visiting churches, model cities, friends, and family in both Philadelphia and Detroit in 1971.