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[Airplane crashing into building]

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Photograph of an airplane crashing into a steeple. Text on the reverse reads: "Ormer Locklear and Milton Elliott crash their Curtiss 'Jenny' into the break-away steeple of the First Baptist Church in Sunland for a scene in Willian Fox's The Skywayman. Note two stuntmen falling, during scuffle, from belfry. In movie, church is a schoolhouse. Villains were chased into school by hero Locklear. They are shown falling from steeple."

Physical Description

1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

Creation Information

Coffrin, W. Hank [1920-06..1920-07].

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2013 and one other and was provided by The University of Texas at Dallas to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 286 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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  • Locklear, Anita "History of Aviation Collection, Presented by Anita Locklear"

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The University of Texas at Dallas

The Eugene McDermott Library's Special Collections and Archives Division at the University of Texas at Dallas presents a selection of The History of Aviation Collection. The Collection preserves the history and legacy of aviation, with a special emphasis on aviation and Texas, the Cold War, World War I, Lighter than Air flight, and the post war papers of General James Doolittle.

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Description

Photograph of an airplane crashing into a steeple. Text on the reverse reads: "Ormer Locklear and Milton Elliott crash their Curtiss 'Jenny' into the break-away steeple of the First Baptist Church in Sunland for a scene in Willian Fox's The Skywayman. Note two stuntmen falling, during scuffle, from belfry. In movie, church is a schoolhouse. Villains were chased into school by hero Locklear. They are shown falling from steeple."

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1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2013

Rescuing Texas History, 2013 features collections from 25 partners: the Private Collection of T. B. Willis, the Dallas Municipal Archives , the Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, the Fire Museum of Texas, The University of Texas at Dallas, Marfa Public Library, Texas Southern University, Concordia University Texas, Western Texas College Library, Carrollton Public Library, Palo Pinto County Historical Association, the Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend), the Private Collection of Jim McDermott, Mesquite Public Library, Sam Rayburn House Museum, The Williamson Museum, Lubbock High School, Private Collection of Mary Newton Maxwell, McAllen Public Library, the Mineral Wells Heritage Association, the Johnson County Genealogical Society, the Jacksonville Public Library, the Tarrant County Archives, and the Private Collection of Matta Family.

The Ormer Locklear Archives

Ormer Locklear (1891-1920) was a Texas native who joined the United Army Air Service during World War I and learned to fly in Fort Worth. His brief career saw him perform as a barnstormer and then headed to Hollywood where he acted in two feature movies (The Great Air Robbery and the Skywayman). Locklear was killed while performing a stunt for the latter movie. The Collection consists of photographs of Locklear, his friends and family, his stunt flying and his movie work, his funeral, as well as a set of hand colored Lobby Cards from The Great Air Race.

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Creation Date

  • [1920-06..1920-07]

Covered Time Period

Start & End Dates

  • June 1920 - July 1920

Added to The Portal to Texas History

  • Dec. 4, 2013, 9:12 a.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Dec. 11, 2013, 8:05 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Coffrin, W. Hank. [Airplane crashing into building], photograph, [1920-06..1920-07]; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth355157/: accessed July 27, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The University of Texas at Dallas.