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[Grand Prairie, Texas: Watersports, Horseracing, and Flea Market]

Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Grand Prairie, Texas. In the film, a group of men play golf, and then they are asked by the crew filming them to discuss the game over sandwiches. Groups of people play recreational watersports at Joe Pool Lake, including: parasailing, fishing, boating on PWCs (personal watercraft), motorboats, and fishing boats. The next scenes cover Louis Tussaud's Palace of Wax, horseracing at Lone Star Park, and the flea market at Traders Village. Other notable images include a wild skunk on the golf course and the freeway near the Belt Line Rd. exit.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

[Grapevine, Texas: 1993 Grape Fest]

Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Grapevine, Texas. The film covers the 7th Annual Grape Fest wine festival held on September 10th, 11th, & 12th, 1993. At the festival the camera crew films the festival grounds, vendors’ booths, craftspeople, musicians, children and adults eating fair food, a classic car show, a grape stamping contest, and Grape Fest’s black-tie gala. Festival visitors sample wines from the Texan wineries of Schoppaul Hill, Piny Hill Country, Ste. Genevieve, and Preston Trail. The film crew interviews Alfred Fleece, owner of Piny Hill Country Wines, who talks about the winery’s muscadine and fruit wines. Vendors sell pewter, ceramics, local honey, children’s toys, and jewelry; craftspeople are filmed at length while in the process of bootmaking, quilting, forming clay busts, spinning pots on a clay wheel, tooling leather, and whittling; tapdancers and squaredancers perform; and a musical group plays on a stage using a zither, acoustic guitar, and tall floor drum. The camera crew tells a man from a Texas NBC affiliate that the footage in this film is intended for a national CNBC show called "Discover America.” The last scene of the film includes footage of Lake Grapevine, sailboats, and bicyclists.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

[Grapevine, Texas: Airport Runway]

Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Grapevine, Texas. The film contains shots of airplanes from various airlines--such as Delta, USAir, Trans World, American, and United Parcel Service--taxiing on and taking off from a runway.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library

[Grapevine, Texas: The Grapevine Opry and Historic Downtown Grapevine]

Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Grapevine, Texas. The footage covers the 7th annual Grape Fest wine festival held on September 10th, 11th, & 12th, 1993. At the festival the camera crew films: the Grapevine Opry, where a bluegrass band and country singers perform; bands playing music outdoors in the festival grounds; children and adults visiting booths and eating fair food; festival vendors selling jewelry, clothing, food, and novelty items; and shops in Historic Downtown Grapevine that sell antiques, Native American artwork, and decorative southwestern folk art. The Texan wineries Preston Trail, Llano Estacado, Moyer Texas, and La Buena Vida celebrate their 1993 Grape Fest People’s Choice Awards. Sharron Spencer, Grapevine City Councilwoman and Grape Fest volunteer, is interviewed about the festival. Elsewhere in the city, at Hyatt Bear Creek Golf and Racquet Club, groups of men golf and drive golf carts. Don Offill, the Associate Golf Professional of the club, is interviewed about the club’s Ted-Robinson-designed courses. The last shots of the film include footage of local vineyards.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Video
Partner: UNT Media Library