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Our Town Austin

Gordon Wilkison

Sound | 1955

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  •  Mustang Monument, Texas Memorial Museum, UT Austin campus 
  •  Elizabet Ney Museum, former home of 19th century sculptor Elizabet Ney 
  •  O. Henry Museum, former home of writer William Sidney Porter 
  •  The Old Land Office Building, which houses records of the Confederacy and other historical documents 
  •  A promotional piece for Windsor Park homes and the Nash Phillips - Copus real estate and development company, including a tour of the company with staff members, including architects, surveyors, and contractors 
  •  Clyde Copus, Ed Stackley (FHA inspector), and Charles Zunker (construction company superintendent) work on the job site 
  •  Tour of Ravel and Company interior design studio and galleries, as well as interiors of homes the firm helped decorate on Lake Austin and Niles Road 
  •  An advertisement for Twin Oaks shopping center, a modern "symbol of progressive community living, American style"  
  •  Hyden's Supermarket storefront 
  •  Lamme's Candies and Spudnut Shop storefront 
  •  Camera Shop and South Optical 
  •  Mode O'Day and Fashion Shop 
  •  Winn Stores Five and Ten 
  •  Toys, Kara-Vel, and Twin Oaks Cafeteria 
  •  Tour of the Economy plant for Built-right and Western Provincial Furniture, showing workers operating lumber shaping machinery as well as hand carving, assembly, finishing, inspection, and upolstery of the economy sofabed and other furniture 
  •  This segment features Antonio Reyna, Sr., who worked at Economy Furniture for 30 years 
  •  Overview of the activities of Bergstrom Air Force Base 
  •  An overview of The Bar K Ranch resort on Lake Travis and the many outdoor activities available 
  •  Other recreational areas in the Austin area, including Caswell Tennis Center 
  •  Municipal Golf Course on Lake Austin Boulevard 
  •  Barton Springs Pool, spring-fed pool  
  •  Industrial development in South Austin, including along South Congress and Industrial Bouldevard 
  •  St. Edward's University 
  •  Profile on Calcasieu Lumber Company, including headquarters on the Colorado River, building and frame shops, and Calcasieu Appliances on 6th and Colorado and 6701 Lamar 
  •  Lewis Brownlow, Manager of Northside Calcasieu 
  •  Calcasieu factory on Industrial Blvd 
  •  Dress rehearsal for "The Miner's Daughter" at the Austin Little Theater or Austin Civic Theater, playhouse at 2828 Guadalupe 
  •  The Musical director and business manager of Austin Symphony Orchestra prepare for their 18th season 
  •  An in depth look at Kelly Smith Cleaners at 511 W. 19th St., including an introduction to the staff members and the jobs they do 
  •  A look at Lake Austin and the water sports practiced there, such as the Austin Ski Club featuring Bonnie Barnes 
  •  Canned Mexican foods from Walker's Austex Chili Company. Includes a visit to the local meat packing plant, a tour of canning headquarters at 310 San Antonio, and the finished product on market shelves. 
  •  Possibly Ed Brown, who worked at Aus-Tex, and was later transferred to a new plant in Conyers, GA 
  •  Texas Relays at Texas Memorial Stadium, including racing, long jumping, and vaulting events 
  •  Tour of the Polar Ice Cream Company plant 
  •  Annual Round Up Time Parade, featuring the UT marching band, the Texas Rose Queen, and floats made by college students 
  •  UT Tower lit up at night 
  •  Austin Moonlight Towers 
  •  Local movie theaters, including the State Theatre on Congress Ave 
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Unfortunately, the opening scenes are missing from this promotional film for Austin, Texas, that highlights the many features that make the city such a pleasant, convenient, and prosperous place to live. The film promotes Austin business and industry with detailed introductions to local companies, as well as presenting the many nearby opportunities for recreation and cultural experiences.