[Hill Family Films, No. 6 - Vacation in Galveston]

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This home movie documents the Roy E. Hill family vacationing in Galveston and at Lake Texoma in the summer of 1956. The road trip begins with title cards that read "R.E. Hill Presents," "1956," "Filmed and Edited by Roy E. Hill," and "Helen, Art, and Bonita." This first segment begins with footage shot from their moving car as they pass through Houston and Texas City on their way to Galveston. Footage includes the Texas Heroes Monument, exteriors of homes, boats on the water, businesses including the Omar Khayyam Club (04:28), and docked tourists boats the "Yacht Garmencita" and "Miss Texas" ... continued below

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1 film (17 min., 16 sec..) : sil., col. ; standard 8 mm

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Hill, Roy E. July 1956.

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  • Main Title: [Hill Family Films, No. 6 - Vacation in Galveston]
  • Added Title: Case Label: #9 Vacation to Galveston July 1956

Description

This home movie documents the Roy E. Hill family vacationing in Galveston and at Lake Texoma in the summer of 1956. The road trip begins with title cards that read "R.E. Hill Presents," "1956," "Filmed and Edited by Roy E. Hill," and "Helen, Art, and Bonita." This first segment begins with footage shot from their moving car as they pass through Houston and Texas City on their way to Galveston. Footage includes the Texas Heroes Monument, exteriors of homes, boats on the water, businesses including the Omar Khayyam Club (04:28), and docked tourists boats the "Yacht Garmencita" and "Miss Texas" (04:29). The family visits Fort Crockett (04:44), plays on the beach and in the ocean, observes boats on the water, and swims at the hotel pool. This segment concludes with the title card "The End" (11:17). In the next segment, there is a shot of the Dave Hicks Company, Inc., a woman picking up a child at the Young Texan School (12:06), a small airplane being worked on in a driveway (12:06-12:58), children riding bicycles (12:58-13:30) and family visiting the zoo (13:30-15:16). The film concludes with a family trip to Denison Dam and Lake Texoma with the family driving to the location and filming a railroad crossing and flying airplane, their campsite, and boating (15:16-17:16).

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1 film (17 min., 16 sec..) : sil., col. ; standard 8 mm

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  • July 1956

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  • Dec. 16, 2016, 7:14 p.m.

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  • July 24, 2017, 8:46 p.m.

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  • 29.299478, -94.794313
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  • 29.273025, -94.814537
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Hill, Roy E. [Hill Family Films, No. 6 - Vacation in Galveston], video, July 1956; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc942707/: accessed October 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Media Library.