Dispatch: January 2013

The New Year is off to a great start at TAMI!  

We hope you enjoyed our features on professor, debate coach, and minister Dr. Thomas F. Freeman.   TAMI’s Madeline Fendley cataloged Freeman’s collection and conducted an interview with the Houston legend.  Click below to:

Look for more features on our collections in the upcoming year!

Several of our films were mentioned across the web, including:

  • The Sloane Collection, no. 5 - Houston Zookeeper Hans Nagel Breaks a Zebra featured on The Official Houston Zoo Blog in the entry "Ride 'Em Hans!" by Brian Hill
  • Jeffrey S. Kerr tells the story of Austin’s Tilley Brothers in "Hope and His Dreams: The Tilley Brothers Bring Motion Pictures to Austin" on the Austin Post and features a link to their earliest existing films, W.H. Tilley Collection, no. 1 – 1910s and 1920s
  • The British Film Institute's “Charles Laughton’s Texas Tale” by Curator Josephine Botting tells the story of the BFI's discovery of Bristish actor Charles Laughton's print of Telephone Spotlight on Texas, Baylor Theater (1958) in the collection Charles Laughton and its later contribution to the TAMI collection

TAMI's January activities also included a presentation by TAMI's Executive Director Caroline Frick to the South Texas CattleWomen in Devine and a teacher’s workshop at the Texas State Historical Association’s Exploring Texas Workshop Series at the Old Red Museum in Dallas.

Rounding off the month, the Abilene’s Paramount Theatre officially announced that it will host the Texas Film Round-Up in May in conjunction with weekend screenings of the Texas film classic, Bonnie and Clyde.   More information will be coming soon on both websites.

Check our news section for updates on events, collections, and more in 2013!