University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Texas Film Collection, 1940-1984



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Undetermined creator
Title: Texas film collection
Dates: 1940-1984
Abstract: Lobby cards, posters, distributor's pressbooks and presskits, screenplays and photographic stills documenting 148 films relating to Texas. Pressbooks contain synopses of the films as well as articles about them.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01576
Extent: 3.3 linear feet
Quantity: ca. 800 items
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

The Texas Film Collection, 1940-1984, is comprised of lobby cards, posters, distributor's pressbooks and presskits, screenplays, and photographic stills, pertaining to Texas-related films. The distributor's pressbooks in the collection are especially valuable because they contain detailed and accurate synopses of the films as well as lengthy articles about the films, reproductions of entire ad campaigns, and all of the posters. Additionally, the collection contains a substantial photographic archive of stills of many of these films. A number of foreign posters are included in the collection, documenting the way that Texas films were perceived overseas. Some of the notable films documented in the collection include Bonnie and Clyde, Urban Cowboy, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The Alamo, and Dallastelevision program).


Organization and Arrangement

Film titles are listed alphabetically in the collection inventory with locations designated for materials available for each one. The materials are also separated into series, as follows:
I. Pressbooks, Presskits, Screenplays
II. Lobby cards
III. Posters
IV. Photographs

Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

A portion of this collection is stored remotely; contact repository in advance for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.


Index Terms

Corporate Names
Dallas (Television program)
Subjects
Acting
Alamo (Motion picture : 1960)
Best little whorehouse in Texas (Motion picture)
Bonnie and Clyde (Motion picture)
Motion picture plays
Motion pictures--Distribution
Urban cowboy (Motion picture)
Places
Texas
Document Types
Motion pictures (visual works)
Western (motion picture genre)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Film Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1985-275; 1985-284; 2016-049

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Alison Beck and Kerry Rusch, February 1986.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

folder folder
OD1287 1 AFRICA-TEXAS STYLE, 1967
1 Poster
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] ALAMO, THE, 1960
6 lobby cards
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] Pressbook (1967 release)
ALVAREZ KELLY, 1966
Pressbook
AN ANGEL FROM TEXAS, 1940
Pressbook
BABY THE RAIN MUST FALL, 1965
Pressbook
box
3V211 BALLAD OF GREGORIO CORTEZ, THE, 1983
Presskit
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] BANDIT KING OF TEXAS (1949)
8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 1 BANDOLERO!, 1968
1 Poster
box
3V211 Pressbook
folder folder
OD1287 1 BARBAROSA, 1982
1 Poster
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] 8 lobby cards
box
3Y135 [SRH1230028527] BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, THE, 1982
18 B and W stills
box
3V211 10 press releases
Revised final draft screenplay
BIG COUNTRY, THE (1958)
Danish theater program
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] BIG GUNDOWN, THE, 1968
BIG HAND FOR THE LITTLE LADY, A (1966)
Pressbook, plus 4 pp. ad supplement
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] BIG LAND, THE, 1957
8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 1 Poster
box
3V211 Danish theater program
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] BLACK GOLD, 1947
8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 1 Poster
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] BLOSSOMS IN THE DUST, 1941
8 lobby cards (re-release 1950)
folder folder
OD1287 1 Poster (re-release 1950)
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] BONNIE AND CLYDE, 1967
Pressbook
box
3V211 Screenplay
BOOM TOWN, 1940
Danish theater program
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] BORDER, THE, 1982
8 lobby cards
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] BREWSTER McCLOUD, 1971
Pressbook
folder folder
OD1287 1 BUCKAROO SHERIFF OF TEXAS, 1951
1 Poster
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] CALAMITY JANE AND SAM BASS, 1949
8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 1 Posters
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] CATLOW, 1971
Pressbook
CHASE, THE, 1966
Pressbook
CHEYENNE SOCIAL CLUB, THE, 1970
Pressbook
box
3V211 CLOAK AND DAGGER, 1984
Original script, revised final draft, August 3, 1983, 127 pp., many colored page revisions
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] CORPUS CHRISTI BANDITS, 1945
8 lobby cards
COW COUNTRY, 1953
8 lobby cards
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] CULPEPPER CATTLE COMPANY, THE, 1972
Pressbook
DALLAS, 1950
Pressbook
box
3Y135 [SRH1230028527] 6 B and W stills
folder folder
OD1287 1 Poster (re-release 1956)
box
3V211 DALLAS (television program; l983-1984 season)
8 original scripts
(1) Episode #6, "Check and Mate," "Final Draft," June 27, 1983, 56 pp
(2) Episode #8, "The Oil Baron's Ball," "Final Draft," July 7, 1983, 59 pp
(3) Episode #11, "To Catch a Sly," "First Draft," July 21, 1983, 59 pp
(4) Episode #16, "Some Do...Some Don't," "First Draft," September 23, 1983, 56 pp
(5) Episode #21, "True Confessions," "First Draft," November 9, 1983, 58 pp
(6) Episode #22, "The Sting," "Final Draft," December 22, 1982, 58 pp
(7) Episode #23, "Hell Hath No Fury," "First Draft," December 28, 1983, 60 pp
(8) Episode #26, "Turning Points," "Writer's First Draft," February 2, 1984, 56 pp
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] DEADLY IS THE FEMALE, 1949
Pressbook
box
3V212 DEBBIE DOES DALLAS, 1979
Presskit
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] DOWN LAREDO WAY, 1953
8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 1 Poster
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] EAGLE AND THE HAWK, THE, 1950
8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 1 Poster
box
3V212 EDDIE MACON'S RUN, 1983
Presskit
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] Set of ad sheets
box
3Y135 [SRH1230028527] B and W stills
folder folder
OD1287 1 EL PASO STAMPEDE, 1953
1 Posters
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] 6 lobby cards
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] EXECUTIVE ACTION, 1973
Pressbook
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] FABULOUS TEXAN, THE (1947)
6 lobby cards
box
3V212 FANDANGO, 1984
Presskit
box
3Y135 [SRH1230028527] B and W stills
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] FIRST TEXAN, THE, 1956
2 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 1 Posters
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] FIVE GUNS WEST, 1955
Pressbook
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] FLOWING GOLD, 1940
8 lobby cards (from the 1948 re-release)
FOLLOW THE SUN, 1951
9 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 1 Poster
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] FORT WORTH, 1951
Pressbook
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] FOUR FOR TEXAS, 1964
4 lobby cards
box
3V212 Danish theater program
folder folder
OD1287 1 Posters
1 FROM HELL TO TEXAS, 1958
1 Poster
box
3V212 GAS-S-S-S, 1970
Pressbook
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] GETAWAY, THE, 1972
Pressbook
GIANT, 1956, 1970
Pressbooks
box
3V212 GOIN' SOUTH, 1978
Pressbook
box
3Y135 [SRH1230028527] Color stills
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] GUN CRAZY, 1949
Pressbook
folder folder
OD1287 1 GUNFIGHT IN ABILENE, 1967
1 Poster
1 GUNMEN FROM LAREDO, 1958
1 Posters
1 GUNMEN OF THE RIO GRANDE, 1965
1 Poster
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] GUNSLINGERS (1950)
8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 1 Poster
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] GUNS OF FORT PETTICOAT, THE, 1957
8 lobby cards
box
3V212 HOMBRE, 1967
Pressbook
box
3Y135 [SRH1230028527] HOME FROM THE HILL, 1960
Color stills
box
3V212 Presskit
folder folder
OD1287 1 HOME IN SAN ANTONE, 1949
1 Poster
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] HORIZONS WEST, 1952
8 lobby cards
HOUSTON STORY, THE, 1955
8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 1 Poster
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] HUD, 1962
Pressbook
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] 8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 1 Posters
box
3Y135 [SRH1230028527] 20 B and W stills
folder folder
OD1287 1 KID FROM AMARILLO, THE, 1951
1 Poster
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] 8 lobby cards
LADY FROM TEXAS, THE, 1951
8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 1 Poster
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] LAST COMMAND, THE, 1955
Pressbook
folder folder
OD1287 1 LAST PICTURE SHOW, THE, 1971
1 Poster
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] 8 lobby cards
box
3Y12 [SRH1230028285] 12 French B and W stills
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] LAST SUNSET, THE, 1961
Pressbook
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] LAW OF THE PANHANDLE, 1950
8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 1 Poster
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] LOGAN'S RUN, 1976
Pressbook
LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE ROY BEAN, THE, 1972
Pressbook
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] LONE STAR, 1951
2 lobby cards
LONE STAR RANGER, 1941
1 lobby card
box
3V212 LONE WOLF McQUADE, 1983
Pressbook, presskit
box
3Y136 [SRH1230028528] 13 B and W stills
box
2.325/V14 [SRH1230002556] LOVIN' MOLLY, 1974
8 lobby cards
box
3Y136 [SRH1230028528] 8 British B and W lobby cards
8 color stills
folder folder
OD1287 1 Poster
folder
2.325/OD25 LUCKY TEXAN, THE, 1934
Poster
box
3V212 THE MAN CAME FROM TEXAS
Danish theater program
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] MAN FROM THE ALAMO, THE, 1953
6 lobby cards
MARSHAL OF AMARILLO, 1948
5 lobby cards
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] MIDNIGHT COWBOY, 1969
Pressbook
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] MY OUTLAW BROTHER, 1951
5 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 2 Poster
box
3V212 EL NORTE (THE NORTH), 1984
Presskit
box
3Y136 [SRH1230028528] NORTH DALLAS FORTY, 1979
8 color stills
14 B and W stills
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] NORWOOD, 1969
Pressbook
folder folder
OD1287 2 ONE FOOT IN HELL, 1960
2 Poster
2 OUTLAW BLUES, 1977
2 Poster
box
3V212 OUTLAW JOSEY WALES, THE, 1976
Pressbook
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] PAPA'S DELICATE CONDITION, 1963
8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 2 PLACES IN THE HEART, 1984
2 Ad sheets
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] POCKET MONEY, 1971
Pressbook
box
3V212 RACE WITH THE DEVIL, 1975
Pressbook
RED RIVER, 1949
British pressbook
Danish theater program
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] RESTLESS BREED, THE, 1957
Pressbook
folder folder
OD1287 2 RETURN OF JACK SLADE, THE, 1955
2 Poster
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] RETURN OF THE TEXAN, 1952
8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 2 Posters
box
3V212 REVENGERS, THE, 1972
Pressbook
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] RIDE BEYOND VENGEANCE, 1966
Pressbook
RIO CONCHOS, 1964
Pressbook
ROADIE, 1980
Pressbook
folder folder
OD1287 2 ROSE OF THE RIO GRANDE, 1948
2 8 lobby cards
2 Poster
2 SAN ANTONE, 1953
2 Poster
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] Pressbook
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] SAN ANTONE AMBUSH, 1949
8 lobby cards
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] SAN ANTONIO, 1945
Pressbook
SEVEN WAYS FROM SUNDOWN, 1960
Pressbook
box
3V212 SMALL TOWN IN TEXAS, A, 1976
Pressbook
box
3Y135 [SRH1230028527] 9 B and W stills
box
3V212 Presskit
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] SOUTH OF ST. LOUIS, 1949
Pressbook
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] 8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 2 SPOOK TOWN, 1944
2 Posters
box
3V212 STAMPEDED
Danish theater program
folder folder
OD1287 2 STAR OF TEXAS, 1953
2 Poster
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] 8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 2 STARS OVER TEXAS, 1946
2 Poster
box
3V212 STATE FAIR, 1961
Screenplay
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND, 1955
8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 2 Poster
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] STREETS OF LAREDO, 1949
8 lobby cards
box
3V212 Danish theater program
SUGARLAND EXPRESS, THE, 1974
Pressbook
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] 8 lobby cards
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] TALL MEN, THE, 1955
Pressbook
TARGETS, 1968
Pressbook
folder folder
OD1287 2 Poster
box
3V212 TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, 1983
Presskit
folder folder
OD1287 2 Poster
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] 8 lobby cards
box
3Y136 [SRH1230028528] 21 B and W stills
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] TEXAN MEETS CALAMITY JANE, THE, 1950
8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 2 Poster
2 TEXANS, THE, 1938
2 Posters
box
3V212 Danish theater program
folder folder
OD1287 2 TEXANS NEVER CRY, 1951
2 Poster (1957 release)
2 TEXAS ACROSS THE RIVER, 1966
2 Poster
box
3V212 Danish theater program
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] TEXAS BAD MAN, 1953
8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 2 Poster
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] TEXAS, BROOKLYN, AND HEAVEN, 1948
8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 2 Poster
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] TEXAS CARNIVAL, 1951
8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 2 Poster
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, 1986
Feature and invitation to Austin premiere
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] TEXAS CITY, 1952
8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 2 TEXAS DYNAMO, 1950
2 Poster
2 TEXAS LADY, 1955
2 Poster
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] TEXAS LAWMAN, 1951
5 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 2 TEXAS MANHUNT, 1942
2 Poster
box
3V212 TEXAS RANGERS, THE, 1936
Danish theater program
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] TEXAS RANGERS, THE, 1951
8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 2 Poster
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] TEXAS STAMPEDE, (circa 1940)
5 lobby cards (1952 release)
folder folder
OD1287 2 Poster
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] THAT TEXAS JAMBOREE, 1946
6 lobby cards
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] THIEF WHO CAME TO DINNER, THE, 1973
Pressbook
folder folder
OD1287 2 THREE GUNS FOR TEXAS, 1968
2 Poster
box
3V212 THREE TEXAS RANGERS
Danish theater program
folder folder
OD1287 2 THREE VIOLENT PEOPLE, 1956
2 Poster
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] 8 lobby cards
THUNDER OVER THE PLAINS, 1953
8 lobby cards
TRAIL TO LAREDO, 1948
8 lobby cards
box
3V212 TUMBLEWEED, 1953
Screenplay
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] TWO GUYS FROM TEXAS (1948)
8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 2 Poster
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] UNDER TEXAS SKIES, (circa 1940)
1 lobby card
UNTAMED BREED, THE, 1948
8 lobby cards
UNTAMED FRONTIER, 1952
8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 2 Poster
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] Pressbook
box
3V212 URBAN COWBOY, 1980
Pressbook
box
3Y136 [SRH1230028528] 12 B and W stills
8 color stills
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] WACO, 1952
8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 2 Poster
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] WACO, 1966
Pressbook
WHEELER DEALERS, THE, 1963
Pressbook
box
3V212 WILD BUNCH, THE, 1969
Danish theater program
box
2.325/V15 [SRH1230002538] WRITTEN ON THE WIND, 1956
8 lobby cards
folder folder
OD1287 2 Poster
box
2.325/V13 [SRH1230002547] YOUNG GUNS OF TEXAS, 1962
Pressbook (for release on double-bill with THE DAY MARS INVADED EARTH)
folder
OD1287 TEXAS TEXAS, 1907
box
2X74d [SRH1230014824] DVD: "The Best Little Special in Texas," a television special commemorating the motion picture THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS, 1982