University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the "Inventing the West" Videotape, 1984



Descriptive Summary

Creator: University of Texas
Title: "Inventing the West" Videotape
Dates: 1984
Abstract: A panel discussion on Texas mythology and its legacy in the western genre films of Hollywood.
Accession No.: 84-254
Extent: 1 vhs videotape
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

The Inventing the West Videotape, consists of one VHS videocassette, approximately 1 hour and 49 minutes long. It contains a videorecording of a September 14, 1984 symposium on Texas mythology and its legacy in the western genre films of Holllywood. Actor Randolph Scott and the movie “Red River” are often mentioned throughout, and there is a debate on whether or not the film Star Wars is in the western tradition. The event was sponsored by the University of Texas’ Department of Radio-Television-Film and Department of American Studies, as well as Cinema Texas, The Austin Chronicle and Laguna Gloria Art Museum.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Boetticher, Budd, 1916-2001
Michener, James A. 1907-1997
Scott, Randolph, 1898-1987
Ford, John, 1894-1973
Wayne, John, 1907-1979
Subjects (Organizations)
University of Texas at Austin Department of Radio-Television-Film
Subjects
Western Films
Texas--History

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Inventing the West Videotape, 1984, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Justin Kovar.

Alternate Format Available

[A DVD access copy is available in box 3Y203.]


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3Y203 "Inventing the West" Videotape
Dates: September 14, 1984
[DVD access copy in box 3Y203.][Click for video]