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[The Light Crust Doughboys Collection, No. 12 - The Doughboys on Tour 1952 - 1959]

Description: This home movie documents the Light Crust Doughboys (LCD) on tour and performing in Texas and the Southern United States in 1952 - 1959. Footage includes performers at the Bob Wills Ranch House in Dallas, Texas on November 27, 1951 (3 min., 06 sec.); a performance in Houston, Texas on June 25, 1952 that includes actors Tim Holt and Preston Foster (6 min, 44 sec.); a visit with actor Noah Beery, Jr. on September 30, 1952 in Little Rock, Arkansas (8 min, 07 sec.); a trip to historic sites in Vicksburg, Mississippi (8 min., 58 sec.); the exterior of the WFAA studio (11 min., 48 sec.); pianist Knocky Parker and guitarist Zeke Campbell playing together in 1954 (12 min, 07 sec.); a trip to the Port of Beaumont (12 min., 36 sec.); a stop in Lubbock for a parade and performance with Jack Perry at the ABC Rodeo (13 min., 40 sec); the LCD in Cedar Ridge recording studio (15 min., 48 sec.); the LCD and other performers filming a television show at Cross Road Store in May 1957 (16 min., 24 sec.); another performance at the ABC Rodeo in Lubbock in May 1957 (17 min., 47 sec.); the LCD traveling by car to Louisiana (19 min., 06 sec.); the LCD performing at segregated schools in Houma, Louisiana in 1958 (20 min., 57 sec.); the LCD, Dorothy Burnett, and other performers at the grand opening of a National Food Stores in Odessa in 1958 (22 min., 39 sec.); the LCD and other performers filming the "Funz-a-Poppin" television show for Channel 7 in Amarillo (24 min., 43 sec.); a stop in Pascagoula, Mississippi in 1958 (26 min., 37 sec.); a LCD performance in Athens in 1958 (27 min., 44 sec.); and the LCD and other performers at Love Field Airport in ...
Date: 1952/1959
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[The Light Crust Doughboys Collection, No. 13 - The Star of Tomorrow Contest (Narrated)]

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 ...
Date: 1952-01-08/1952-05-15
Creator: Montgomery, Marvin ("Smokey")
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[The Light Crust Doughboys Collection, No. 15 - The Star of Tomorrow Contest]

Description: This home movie, with descriptive title cards, documents the Light Crust Doughboys (LCD) on tour in Texas for the Star of Tomorrow Contest in January through May 1952. 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 (01 min., 38 sec.). The tour continues with stops in Baytown, Anahuac, Channelview, Conroe, Jasper, Livingston, Woodville, Willie, and then and then Port Arthur on March 25-27, 1952. Footage includes the LCD at the Strand Theatre and spending time by the water (06 min, 54 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 (10 min, 14 sec.). The tour continues in Orange on April 8 and 9, 1952 (12 min, 26 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 (14 min., 49 sec.). The tour continues to Richmond, Rosenburg, Marshall, Lufkin, Baytown and back to Orange for the final round of the Star of Tomorrow Contest in May 1952 (23 min., 28 sec.)
Date: 1952-01-08/1952-05-15
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[The Light Crust Doughboys Collection, No.14 - The Doughboys on tour 1953 - 1955]

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 ...
Date: 1953/1955
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[The Light Crust Doughboys Collection, No. 2 - Texas Swing, Vol II: The Music of the Light Crust Doughboys]

Description: This video is a compilation of numerous performances by the Light Crust Doughboys. Songs performed include "Cattle Call," "Faded Love," "Cool Water," "Red Wing Medley," "San Antonio Rose," "Beautiful Texas," "In the Mood," "Tumblin' Tumble Weeds," "Home In San Antone," "Right or Wrong," "Czarduss," "That's A Plenty," "Wheels," "Listen to the Mockingbird," "Goodnight Waltz," "Pinetop Boogie," "Doughboys Opening/Closing Theme."
Date: 199u
Creator: Greenhaw, Art
Partner: UNT Media Library

[The Light Crust Doughboys Collection, No. 11 - Lone Star Ballet]

Description: This video documents the Lone Star Ballet company performing to live music by The Light Crust Doughboys. The performance includes such songs as "The Light Crust Doughboys Theme Song," "Beautiful Texas", "Just Because," "Sugar Moon," "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," "Texas Women," Sky Ball Paint," "Cool Water," "Yellow Rose of Texas," "Texas In My Soul," "San Antonio Rose," "Happy Trails," "Deep In the Heart of Texas," "Send the Light," "Crying in the Chapel," "Careless Hands," and "Orange Blossom Special."
Date: February 14, 1998
Partner: UNT Media Library