Friday Night in the Coliseum

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Friday Night in the Coliseum is a short film featuring wrestling performances recorded at the Sam Houston Coliseum, in Houston, Texas, along with interviews with audience members and wrestling promoter Paul Boesch. The film features many wrestlers who were well-known in Houston, including The Crusher, Nick Kozak, Red Bastien, Dory Funk, Stan Stasiak, Johnny Valentine, Thunderbolt Patterson and Wild Bull Curry. The creation of this film was supported by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, however, the film never aired on television.

Physical Description

1 film (34 min., 30 sec.) : sd., b&w ; 16 mm.

Creation Information

Winningham, Geoff & York, Jack 1972.

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This video is part of the collection entitled: UNT Special Collections General Collection and was provided by the UNT Libraries Special Collections to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 1666 times, with 12 in the last month. More information about this video can be viewed below.

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  • Geoff Winningaham

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Description

Friday Night in the Coliseum is a short film featuring wrestling performances recorded at the Sam Houston Coliseum, in Houston, Texas, along with interviews with audience members and wrestling promoter Paul Boesch. The film features many wrestlers who were well-known in Houston, including The Crusher, Nick Kozak, Red Bastien, Dory Funk, Stan Stasiak, Johnny Valentine, Thunderbolt Patterson and Wild Bull Curry. The creation of this film was supported by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, however, the film never aired on television.

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1 film (34 min., 30 sec.) : sd., b&w ; 16 mm.

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  • Preferred Citation: Geoff Winningham Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

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  • 1972

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  • Nov. 10, 2019, 8:47 p.m.

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  • Nov. 19, 2019, 12:57 p.m.

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Winningham, Geoff & York, Jack. Friday Night in the Coliseum, video, 1972; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1585701/: accessed March 2, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.

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