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[Bank Day]

Description: This home movie documents an unknown event in the city of Denton. It appears that there was a contest to win $300. Seen in the footage are crowds of people on the Denton County Courthouse lawn and businesses of downtown Denton, Texas as well as cars with signage advertising a rodeo in Ponder, Texaco gas, and the Jinx Show Plaza.
Date: 1940
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Item 4A: Film Reel: Debutantes, Constance Owsley, 1947]

Description: Film of the Debutantes ball of 1947-48, held at the Idlewild Club of Dallas. The footage features young women in ball gowns being escorted around the room by men in tuxedos and dancing, as well as a still photo of the 7 debutantes and their escorts Constance Owsley is featured 7th in line at 05:40.
Date: 1947
Creator: Curry, Robert M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Easter Egg Hunt]

Description: This home movie includes footage of an Easter celebration and Easter egg hunt. Additional footage appears to show the North Texas State Teachers College campus.
Date: 1940~
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[City Park #2]

Description: This home movie footage features an unidentified park.
Date: 1940~
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Fortress of the Sky

Description: This film shows the work that everyone from Boeing researchers to factory workers put in to Boeing aircraft.
Date: 1943
Creator: Knox, Gordon; Burnside, Norman & Gudebrod, G. David
Partner: UNT Media Library

Con Salud Venceremos

Description: This film looks at health care and disease prevention in Venezuela.
Date: 1949
Partner: UNT Media Library

Son of the Conquistadors

Description: This film tells the story of Juan Martinez, a young man who leaves his family to join the US Air Force.
Date: 1944
Creator: Knox, Gordon
Partner: UNT Media Library

The Building of a Tire

Description: This film shows the process involved in the making of Firestone tires (in the 1940s). This film contains some animated sequences.
Date: 1945
Creator: The Walt Disney Company
Partner: UNT Media Library

Watson Wakes Up

Description: A film about a man named Walter Watson. Walter can barely seem to make ends meet until he realizes the secret to financial stability: saving money.
Date: 1946
Creator: Mathews, Norman; Herman, Justin; Knox, Gordon & Jason, Will
Partner: UNT Media Library

Know Your Enemy - Japan!

Description: This American propaganda film from the 1940s sought to educate Americans on the Japanese people, their land, and their alleged plan to take over the Pacific.
Date: 1942
Creator: Eliot, George Fielding; Hall, Radcliffe & Knox, Gordon
Partner: UNT Media Library

Grumman at War

Description: This film covers the design, testing, production, and South Pacific combat record of Grumman F6F fighter aircraft.
Date: 1944
Creator: Phelps, Leroy G.; Elwyn, Robert; Rodakiewicz, Henwar; Knox, Gordon & Nagel, Conrad
Partner: UNT Media Library

Hurricane Hunters

Description: In this film, USAF storm chasers track and study a hurricane and are able to warn a city about the approaching storm.
Date: 1947
Creator: United States. Air Force.
Partner: UNT Media Library

Golf Matches at the Colonial Country Club

Description: Footage of two golf matches at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, TX. The first is an exhibition match featuring Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson vs. Toney Penna and Henry Ransom. The second is from the 1940 National Open. No sound.
Date: 1940
Creator: Bell Helicopter Textron
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections


Description: This news reel highlights the recreational activities available at Lake Texoma including swimming, water-skiing, and hunting.
Date: 1949~
Creator: Nationwide Pictures
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Media Library

Hilda Rogers, "I Can't Give You Anything But Love"; Herb Jeffries, "The Swamp Girl," "Solitude," and "Angel Eyes"

Description: Four rare "soundies" from the early 1940s: 0:00 "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," featuring Hilda Rogers (Official Films); 2:45 Herb Jeffries in "The Swamp Girl" (Studio Telescriptions 11409); 6:39 Herb Jeffries in "Solitude" (Snader Telescriptions 11410, 1941); 9:58 Herb Jeffries in "Angel Eyes" (Snader Telescriptions 11407, 1941).
Date: June 19, 1944
Creator: Rogers, Hilda & Jeffries, Herb
Partner: UNT Music Library

What is Modern Art?

Description: Filmed at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Vladimir Sokoloff introduces a young woman to some examples of modern art by Picasso, Chagall, Dali, and others and explains the motivations behind some of the techniques developed by the artists.
Date: 1948
Creator: Brentano, Felix; Riethof, William & Samuels, Spencer
Partner: UNT Media Library