University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Texas Film Collection, 1940-1984



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Texas Film Collection
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.
Accession No.: 85-275; 85-284
Extent: ca. 800 items
Language: Materials are written in 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 Dallas (television program).


 

Arrangement and Organization

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

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Index Terms

Subjects
Acting
Motion pictures--Texas--Sources
Motion picture plays
Western films
Motion pictures--Distribution
Bonnie and Clyde (Motion picture)
Urban cowboy (Motion picture)
Best little whorehouse in Texas (Motion picture)
Alamo (Motion picture : 1960)
Dallas (Television program)
Places
Texas

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Texas Film Collection, 1940-1984, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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 Papers

 

Inventory

Box
OD 1287 Folder 1 AFRICA-TEXAS STYLE (1967)
Poster
Box
2.325/V14 ALAMO, THE (1960)
6 lobby cards
Box
2.325/V13 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 BANDIT KING OF TEXAS (1949)
8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 1 BANDOLERO! (1968)
Poster
Box
3V211 Pressbook
Box
OD1287 Folder 1 BARBAROSA (1982)
Poster
Box
2.325/V14 8 lobby cards
Box
3Y135 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 BIG GUNDOWN, THE (1968)
Box
2.325/Vl3 BIG HAND FOR THE LITTLE LADY, A (1966)
Pressbook, plus 4 pp. ad supplement
Box
2.325/V14 BIG LAND, THE (1957)
8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 1 Poster
Box
3V211 Danish theater program
Box
2.325/V14 BLACK GOLD (1947)
8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 1 Poster
Box
2.325/V14 BLOSSOMS IN THE DUST (1941)
8 lobby cards (re-release 1950)
Box
OD1287 Folder 1 Poster (re-release 1950)
Box
2.325/V13 BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)
Pressbook
Box
3V211 Screenplay
Box
3V211 BOOM TOWN (1940)
Danish theater program
Box
2.325/V14 BORDER, THE (1982)
8 lobby cards
Box
2.325/V13 BREWSTER McCLOUD (1971)
Pressbook
Box
OD1287 Folder 1 BUCKAROO SHERIFF OF TEXAS (1951)
Poster
Box
2.325/V14 CALAMITY JANE AND SAM BASS (1949)
8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 1 Posters
Box
2.325/V13 CATLOW (1971)
Pressbook
CHASE, THE (1966)
Pressbook
Box
2.325/V13 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 CORPUS CHRISTI BANDITS (1945)
8 lobby cards
Box
2.325/V14 COW COUNTRY (1953)
8 lobby cards
Box
2.325/V13 CULPEPPER CATTLE COMPANY, THE (1972)
Pressbook
DALLAS (1950)
Pressbook
Box
3Y135 6 B and W stills
Box
OD1287 Folder 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 DEADLY IS THE FEMALE (1949)
Pressbook
Box
3V212 DEBBIE DOES DALLAS (1979)
Presskit
Box
2.325/V14 DOWN LAREDO WAY (1953)
8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 1 Poster
Box
2.325/V14 EAGLE AND THE HAWK, THE (1950)
8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 1 Poster
Box
3V212 EDDIE MACON'S RUN (1983)
Presskit
Box
2.325/V13 Set of ad sheets
Box
3Y135 B and W stills
Box
OD1287 Folder 1 EL PASO STAMPEDE (1953)
Posters
Box
2.325/V14 6 lobby cards
Box
2.325/V13 EXECUTIVE ACTION (1973)
Pressbook
Box
2.325/V14 FABULOUS TEXAN, THE (1947)
6 lobby cards
Box
3V212 FANDANGO (1984)
Presskit
Box
3Y135 B and W stills
Box
2.325/V14 FIRST TEXAN, THE (1956)
2 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 1 Posters
Box
2.325/V13 FIVE GUNS WEST (1955)
Pressbook
Box
2.325/V14 FLOWING GOLD (1940)
8 lobby cards (from the 1948 re-release)
FOLLOW THE SUN (1951)
9 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 1 Poster
Box
2.325/V13 FORT WORTH (1951)
Pressbook
Box
2.325/V14 FOUR FOR TEXAS (1964)
4 lobby cards
Box
3V212 Danish theater program
Box
OD1287 Folder 1 Posters
FROM HELL TO TEXAS (1958)
Poster
Box
3V212 GAS-S-S-S (1970)
Pressbook
Box
2.325/V13 GETAWAY, THE (1972)
Pressbook
GIANT (1956 and 1970 release)
Pressbooks
Box
3V212 GOIN' SOUTH (1978)
Pressbook
Box
3Y135 Color stills
Box
2.325/V13 GUN CRAZY (1949)
Pressbook
Box
OD1287 Folder 1 GUNFIGHT IN ABILENE (1967)
Poster
GUNMEN FROM LAREDO (1958)
Posters
GUNMEN OF THE RIO GRANDE (1965)
Poster
Box
2.325/V14 GUNSLINGERS (1950)
8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 1 Poster
Box
2.325/V14 GUNS OF FORT PETTICOAT, THE (1957)
8 lobby cards
Box
3V212 HOMBRE (1967)
Pressbook
Box
3Y135 HOME FROM THE HILL (1960)
Color stills
Box
3V212 Presskit
Box
OD1287 Folder 1 HOME IN SAN ANTONE (1949)
Poster
Box
2.325/V14 HORIZONS WEST (1952)
8 lobby cards
HOUSTON STORY, THE (1955)
8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 1 Poster
Box
2.325/V13 HUD (1962)
Pressbook
Box
2.325/V14 8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 1 Posters
Box
3Y135 20 B and W stills
Box
OD1287 Folder 1 KID FROM AMARILLO, THE (1951)
Poster
Box
2.325/V14 8 lobby cards
LADY FROM TEXAS, THE (1951)
8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 1 Poster
Box
2.325/V13 LAST COMMAND, THE (1955)
Pressbook
Box
OD1287 Folder 1 LAST PICTURE SHOW, THE (1971)
Poster
Box
2.325/V14 8 lobby cards
Box
3Y12 12 French B and W stills
Box
2.325/V13 LAST SUNSET, THE (1961)
Pressbook
Box
2.325/V14 LAW OF THE PANHANDLE (1950)
8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 1 Poster
Box
2.325/V13 LOGAN'S RUN (1976)
Pressbook
LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE ROY BEAN, THE (1972)
Pressbook
Box
2.325/V14 LONE STAR (1951)
2 lobby cards
Box
2.325/V14 LONE STAR RANGER (1941)
1 lobby card
Box
3V212 LONE WOLF McQUADE (1983)
Pressbook, presskit
Box
3Y136 13 B and W stills
Box
2.325/V14 LOVIN' MOLLY (1974)
8 lobby cards
Box
3Y136 8 British B and W lobby cards
8 color stills
Box
OD1287 Folder 1 Poster
Box
3V212 THE MAN CAME FROM TEXAS
Danish theater program
Box
2.325/V15 MAN FROM THE ALAMO, THE (1953)
6 lobby cards
MARSHAL OF AMARILLO (1948)
5 lobby cards
Box
2.325/V13 MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)
Pressbook
Box
2.325/V15 MY OUTLAW BROTHER (1951)
5 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 Poster
Box
3V212 EL NORTE (THE NORTH) (1984)
Presskit
Box
3Y136 NORTH DALLAS FORTY (1979)
8 color stills
14 B and W stills
Box
2.325/V13 NORWOOD (1969)
Pressbook
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 ONE FOOT IN HELL (1960)
Poster
OUTLAW BLUES (1977)
Poster
Box
3V212 OUTLAW JOSEY WALES, THE (1976)
Pressbook
Box
2.325/V15 PAPA'S DELICATE CONDITION (1963)
8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 PLACES IN THE HEART (1984)
Ad sheets
Box
2.325/V13 POCKET MONEY (1971)
Pressbook
Box
3V212 RACE WITH THE DEVIL (1975)
Pressbook
RED RIVER (1949)
British pressbook
Danish theater program
Box
2.325/V13 RESTLESS BREED, THE (1957)
Pressbook
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 RETURN OF JACK SLADE, THE (1955)
Poster
Box
2.325/V15 RETURN OF THE TEXAN (1952)
8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 Posters
Box
3V212 REVENGERS, THE (1972)
Pressbook
Box
2.325/V13 RIDE BEYOND VENGEANCE (1966)
Pressbook
Box
2.325/V13 RIO CONCHOS (1964)
Pressbook
ROADIE (1980)
Pressbook
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 ROSE OF THE RIO GRANDE (1948)
8 lobby cards
Poster
SAN ANTONE (1953)
Poster
Box
2.325/V13 Pressbook
Box
2.325/V15 SAN ANTONE AMBUSH (1949)
8 lobby cards
Box
2.325/V13 SAN ANTONIO (1945)
Pressbook
SEVEN WAYS FROM SUNDOWN (1960)
Pressbook
Box
3V212 SMALL TOWN IN TEXAS, A (1976)
Pressbook
Box
3Y135 9 B and W stills
Box
3V212 Presskit
Box
2.325/V13 SOUTH OF ST. LOUIS (1949)
Pressbook
Box
2.325/V15 8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 SPOOK TOWN (1944)
Posters
Box
3V212 STAMPEDED
Danish theater program
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 STAR OF TEXAS (1953)
Poster
Box
2.325/V15 8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 STARS OVER TEXAS (1946)
Poster
Box
3V212 STATE FAIR (1961)
Screenplay
Box
2.325/V15 STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND (1955)
8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 Poster
Box
2.325/V15 STREETS OF LAREDO (1949)
8 lobby cards
Box
3V212 Danish theater program
SUGARLAND EXPRESS, THE (1974)
Pressbook
Box
2.325/V15 8 lobby cards
Box
2.325/V13 TALL MEN, THE (1955)
Pressbook
TARGETS (1968)
Pressbook
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 Poster
Box
3V212 TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (1983)
Presskit
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 Poster
Box
2.325/V15 8 lobby cards
Box
3Y136 21 B and W stills
Box
2.325/V15 TEXAN MEETS CALAMITY JANE, THE (1950)
8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 Poster
TEXANS, THE (1938)
Posters
Box
3V212 Danish theater program
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 TEXANS NEVER CRY (1951)
Poster (1957 release)
TEXAS ACROSS THE RIVER (1966)
Poster
Box
3V212 Danish theater program
Box
2.325/V15 TEXAS BAD MAN (1953)
8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 Poster
Box
2.325/V15 TEXAS, BROOKLYN, AND HEAVEN (1948)
8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 Poster
Box
2.325/V15 TEXAS CARNIVAL (1951)
8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 Poster
Box
2.325/V13 TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 (1986)
Feature and invitation to Austin premiere
Box
2.325/V15 TEXAS CITY (1952)
8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 TEXAS DYNAMO (1950)
Poster
TEXAS LADY (1955)
Poster
Box
2.325/V15 TEXAS LAWMAN (1951)
5 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 TEXAS MANHUNT (1942)
Poster
Box
3V212 TEXAS RANGERS, THE (1936)
Danish theater program
Box
2.325/V15 TEXAS RANGERS, THE (1951)
8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 Poster
Box
2.325/V15 TEXAS STAMPEDE (ca. 1940)
5 lobby cards (1952 release)
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 Poster
Box
2.325/V15 THAT TEXAS JAMBOREE (1946)
6 lobby cards
Box
2.325/V13 THIEF WHO CAME TO DINNER, THE (1973)
Pressbook
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 THREE GUNS FOR TEXAS (1968)
Poster
Box
3V212 THREE TEXAS RANGERS
Danish theater program
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 THREE VIOLENT PEOPLE (1956)
Poster
Box
2.325/V15 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 TWO GUYS FROM TEXAS (1948)
8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 Poster
Box
2.325/V15 UNDER TEXAS SKIES (ca. 1940)
1 lobby card
UNTAMED BREED, THE (1948)
8 lobby cards
UNTAMED FRONTIER (1952)
8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 Poster
Box
2.325/V13 Pressbook
Box
3V212 URBAN COWBOY (1980)
Pressbook
Box
3Y136 12 B and W stills
8 color stills
Box
2.325/V15 WACO (1952)
8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 Poster
Box
2.325/V13 WACO (1966)
Pressbook
WHEELER DEALERS, THE (1963)
Pressbook
Box
3V212 WILD BUNCH, THE (1969)
Danish theater program
Box
2.325/V15 WRITTEN ON THE WIND (1956)
8 lobby cards
Box
OD1287 Folder 2 Poster
Box
2.325/V13 YOUNG GUNS OF TEXAS (1962)
Pressbook (for release on double-bill with THE DAY MARS INVADED EARTH)
Box
2.116/OD.1287 TEXAS TEXAS (1907)