[The Light Crust Doughboys Collection, No. 13 - The Star of Tomorrow Contest (Narrated)]

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This home movie, narrated by Light Crust Doughboys (LCD) member Marvin "Smokey" Montgomery with descriptive title cards, documents the Light Crust Doughboys on tour in Texas for the Star of Tomorrow Contest in January through May 1952. The entire film is out of focus. The film begins with the group traveling on their tour bus for the first round of the contest with stops in Marshall, Gladewater, Kilgore, Greenville, Longview, Jacksonville, Lufton, Nacogdoches, Rusk, Henderson, and then La Porte on March 4, 1952. Footage includes the LCD at the La Porte Theatre performing at segregated schools, visiting with Johnny Hicks, ... continued below

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1 film (21 min., 8 sec.) : sd., col. ; Super 8 mm.

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Montgomery, Marvin ("Smokey") 1952-01-08/1952-05-15.

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  • Main Title: [The Light Crust Doughboys Collection, No. 13 - The Star of Tomorrow Contest (Narrated)]
  • Added Title: The label on the case reads "Doughboys - Tour - Sound"
  • Added Title: The label on the item reads, "55988; Marvin Montgomery 3647 Ridgebriar Drive Dallas, Texas 75234"

Description

This home movie, narrated by Light Crust Doughboys (LCD) member Marvin "Smokey" Montgomery with descriptive title cards, documents the Light Crust Doughboys on tour in Texas for the Star of Tomorrow Contest in January through May 1952. The entire film is out of focus. The film begins with the group traveling on their tour bus for the first round of the contest with stops in Marshall, Gladewater, Kilgore, Greenville, Longview, Jacksonville, Lufton, Nacogdoches, Rusk, Henderson, and then La Porte on March 4, 1952. Footage includes the LCD at the La Porte Theatre performing at segregated schools, visiting with Johnny Hicks, and touring the San Jacinto Monument (02 min., 10 sec.). The tour continues with stops in Baytown, Woodville, Winnie, and then Port Arthur on March 25-27, 1952. Footage includes the LCD at the Strand Theatre and spending time by the water (5 min., 45 sec.). The tour continues with stops in Nederlands, Beaumont, Port Neches, and Mineola on April 3, 1952. Footage includes the LCD performing at the grand opening of the Silver Creek Creamery in Mineola and friends and family of the LCD (07 min., 58 sec). The tour continues in Orange on April 8 and 9, 1952 with the LCD observing ships and pretending to be arrested (10 min., 23 sec.). The tour continues to Selsby and Sugarland where they are the guest of Jack Cooper. Footage includes friends and family, Cooper's horse Lucky performing, and a visit to the Port of Houston (11 min., 08 sec.). The tour continues to Richmond, Rosenburg, Marshall, Lufkin, Baytown and back to Orange for the final round of the Star of Tomorrow Contest. The tour concludes in Beaumont on May 14 and 15, 1952 with the announcement of the contest winner. Footage includes the Jefferson Theatre and the LCD rehearsing on top of the Edson Hotel (16 min., 51 sec.), the 10 contest finalists and winner Margie Barnes (18 min., 06 sec.). The film concludes with footage of Virginia Baker, John Hicks, and Walter Hailey dancing and posing for the camera (19 min., 37 sec.).

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1 film (21 min., 8 sec.) : sd., col. ; Super 8 mm.

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This item was digitized in 2018 by the Texas Archive of the Moving Image as part of an NEH Common Heritage Grant.

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  • Preferred Citation: Spotlight on North Texas Collection, University of North Texas Media Library

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Spotlight on North Texas

Digitized materials from "Spotlight on North Texas," a community history and regional media preservation project, include home movies, television news footage, and photographs that document activities in the state of Texas and beyond. This project was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage grant program.

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  • 1952-01-08/1952-05-15

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Montgomery, Marvin ("Smokey"). [The Light Crust Doughboys Collection, No. 13 - The Star of Tomorrow Contest (Narrated)], video, 1952-01-08/1952-05-15; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1061000/: accessed January 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Media Library.