[The Light Crust Doughboys Collection, No.14 - The Doughboys on tour 1953 - 1955]

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This home movie documents the Light Crust Doughboys (LCD) on tour in New Mexico and Texas in 1953 - 1955 and performing for various events including the March of Dimes in Lovington, New Mexico and a labor convention in El Paso, Texas. The film begins with band members boarding the Flagship San Antonio airplane and includes footage of Midway Airport and Carswell Air Force Base (01 min., 08 sec.); Paul Blount, Lefty Perkins, "Big Bill" Lister, Joe Bill, Johnny Hicks, Claude King, Bobby Williamson, Mr. and Mrs. Al Turner, Mr. and Mrs. George McCoy, Carol Hubbard, and Gene Bradley aboard ... continued below

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1 film (30 min., 0 sec.) : si., col. ; 8 mm.

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Creator: Unknown. 1953/1955.

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This video is part of the collection entitled: Spotlight on North Texas and was provided by the UNT Media Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 67 times. More information about this video can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: [The Light Crust Doughboys Collection, No.14 - The Doughboys on tour 1953 - 1955]
  • Added Title: The label on the case reads "March “illegible” - El Paso - Harvester - SA - Perrin Field - Big D - Houston - Beaumont"

Description

This home movie documents the Light Crust Doughboys (LCD) on tour in New Mexico and Texas in 1953 - 1955 and performing for various events including the March of Dimes in Lovington, New Mexico and a labor convention in El Paso, Texas. The film begins with band members boarding the Flagship San Antonio airplane and includes footage of Midway Airport and Carswell Air Force Base (01 min., 08 sec.); Paul Blount, Lefty Perkins, "Big Bill" Lister, Joe Bill, Johnny Hicks, Claude King, Bobby Williamson, Mr. and Mrs. Al Turner, Mr. and Mrs. George McCoy, Carol Hubbard, and Gene Bradley aboard an airplane (01 min., 30 sec.); aerial footage of Sweetwater, Texas (03 min., 03 sec.); arrival and takeoff at an airport in Midland, Texas (03 min., 30 sec.); arrival and interviews at the Lea County Airport in Hobbs, New Mexico (05 min., 17 sec.); actor Johnny "Mack" Brown (05 min., 47 sec.) and singers Tommy and Goldie Hill (06 min., 20 sec.) talking to news reporters; LCD band members and friends (Jim Boyd, Elizabeth Ann Boys, Bob Shelton, Johnny Gimble, Zany Blainy, Carol Hubbard, Paul Blount, Red Kidwell, and Marvin "Smokey" Montgomery) traveling to a labor convention in El Paso, Texas on June 29, 1953 (07 min., 47 sec.); a May 1954 Grayson County Independence celebration at Perrin Field (now North Texas Regional Airport) (12 min., 53 sec.); performances for the CBS recording of the Big "D" Jamboree at the Dallas Sportatorium (14 min., 17 sec.) including footage of Johnny Hicks, John Harper, Bill Briggs, Helen Hall, Freddy Hart, Steve Stebbins, Ed McLemore, Mr. Watt, Paul Blount and the Country Gentlemen, LaFawn Paul, Sonny James, the Texas Stompers, The Belew Twins, Speedy Gonzales, Douglas Bragg, Charline Arthur, Riley Crabtree, Darrell Glenn, Jimmie Collie, and Joe Bill; a trip to the San Jacinto Monument and Battleship Texas (25 min., 40 sec.) en route to the Houston Firemen's Jamboree; and an October 1955 performance of the South Texas State Fair Revue at the Beaumont County Fair (27 min., 51 sec.), including footage of Charline Arthur, Uncle Willie, Eddie Dean, and Shirley Burnette, and the Belew Twins.

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1 film (30 min., 0 sec.) : si., col. ; 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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  • 1953/1955

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  • Oct. 3, 2018, 2:38 p.m.

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  • Oct. 6, 2020, 3:15 a.m.

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[The Light Crust Doughboys Collection, No.14 - The Doughboys on tour 1953 - 1955], video, 1953/1955; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1061022/: accessed December 2, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Media Library.