Texas Archive of the Moving Image is loading...

The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 2 - Reavis and Danger

Suzanne Stroud Santo

Silent | c. 1930s

comment
  • Normal
  • Large video
  • Large content
  • Full video
"rtmpconf":{ type:"flv", file:"mp4:2010_02116_480x360.mp4", baseUrl:wgScriptPath + "/extensions/player/", streamServer:'texas-flash.streamguys1.com:443/vod', width:"480", height:"360", config:{ showBrowserControls:false }, poster:"/library/index.php?action=ajax%26rs=importImage%26rsargs[]=The Stroud Collection - Texan Theatre, no. 2 - Reavis and Danger tn.jpg%26rsargs[]=480", controls:{ _timerStyle:"sides" } }
TAMI Tags
  •  The men ready the BBQ pits 
  •  Reavis and Danger's show begins 
 
Mark Video Segment:
begin
end
play
See someone or something you recognize? TAMI Tagging
Click begin and end to mark the segment you wish
to tag. Then enter your comment and click on Tag!
To: tamitags@texasarchive.org
 
Share this video
X

Send E-mail

Embed

[Hide]Right click this link, select 'open in new tab', and add to bookmarks:
In partnership with:
  • About the video
  • Texas Locations
  • Keywords
In this film from the Stroud collection, an entire community, dressed in their Sunday best, turns out for a daytime barbecue in what is probably the late 1930s. In addition to sharing a meal, the community enjoys a performance by Jeff Reavis and his Famous Trained Horse Danger that includes Danger’s signature trick of undoing a hogtie. Reavis and the Utopia, TX born Danger were a national sensation by 1945, making headlines as they took their act on tour. Donor Suzanne Stroud Santo tells the story of the films in this collection: "My family owned the Texan Theatre in Hamilton, Texas. During the Depression, a fellow from Hollywood, down on his luck, sold my grandfather his film equipment. Grandpa would go to community events in Hamilton County and film them, then develop them and have a "showing" to promote business." The family also owned the 281 Drive-In Theatre, the first Drive-In in Texas to install a swimming pool.