Spotlight on Dallas Filmmakers: Blaine Dunlap

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Today we shine a spotlight on a filmmaker who is notable not only for his filmography but also for his unwavering commitment to film preservation and education and his support of libraries and archives. I’m not sure when or how I first met Mr. Dunlap, but I do remember him stopping by my office at… Read more »

Spotlight on Dallas Traditions: The State Fair of Texas

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Our State Fair is a Great State Fair…Dont’ Miss It…Don’t Even Be Late! In 1962 Hollywood brought one of our most enduring traditions to audiences around the world. Shot partly on location in Fair Park and featuring many Texas extras (or Textras), the 20th Century Fox musical State Fair now offers contemporary viwers a look at… Read more »

Spotlight on Oak Cliff Movie Theatres

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“Startling Progress of Picture Shows… One-Third of Dallas’ Population Daily Entertained”                The Dallas Morning News reported in 1913 that approximately 1/3 of Dallas residents would attend a motion picture show each day, that there were nearly 50 theaters showing “moving pictures or photoplays,” three large film agencies distributed… Read more »

Spotlight on Dallas Filmmakers: Peter Pauls Stewart

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History Revealed Through Home Movies   The home movies of the Peter Pauls Stewart family are proof that you don’t have to be a Hollywood filmmaker to leave a lasting visual legacy. Spotlight on North Texas first learned of Mr. Stewart and his film collection when his daughter, Elizabeth Wally, brought some of his films… Read more »