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Galveston 2016 Round-Up Reel



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  •  Promotional film asking, “What does Waikiki have that Galveston doesn’t?” 
  •  1920s home movie of the Sealy family spending the day at Galveston Beach 
  •  Behind the scenes at filming of Route 66 
  •  Rare Kodacolor footage of the 1931 Pageant of Pulchritude 
  •  Promotional film highlighting Galveston’s booming trade and shipping operations 
  •  Voyage of the tall ship Elissa following her restoration 
  •  Series of films capturing the aftermath of the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 
  •  Filmmaker King Vidor describes his experience of the storm 
  •  PBS documentary about the history and development of Galveston Island 
  •  Documentary chronicling the movement of Jewish immigrants to Texas 
  •  Raw footage of the 1978 Dickens on the Strand 
  •  Home movie of a family watching the rising tide along the seawall during Hurricane Carla 
  •  Texas Senator A. R. “Babe” Schwartz is made governor for a day 
  •  Restoration of the tall ship Elissa 
  •  1925 Galveston Bathing Girl Revue 
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This compilation reel highlights the array of footage shot in Galveston made available through the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. It was shown during the Texas Film Round-Up in Galveston in 2016.