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Slim Pickens Arrives at Airport

Wallace and Euna Pryor

Silent | c. 1970s

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In this silent footage, the actor Slim Pickens arrives at an airport and is greeted by a group of fans and a limousine. Pickens got his start as a rodeo clown, with his country drawl and cowboy swagger catching Hollywood’s attention. He is known for his comedic roles in films such as Dr. Strangelove (1964) and Blazing Saddles (1974). Pickens takes the time to meet his fans and even takes a photo opportunity with a young boy before he leaves.
Known to many as the “Voice of the Longhorns,” Wally Pryor served as the announcer for UT sports from 1953 until 2002. While his voice was certainly recognizable he also played an active role as a producer – for KTBC, amongst others – and regularly served as an emcee for various events. Wally regularly worked as a producer for his older brother Richard “Cactus” Pryor. The films in the Wally Pryor collection represent a range of films from home movies, to various pieces he produced, films featuring himself, and several films featuring Cactus Pryor.