Mystery Video: October 2014


It’s time for this month’s Mystery Video – the Slim Pickens edition! This silent footage comes from the Wallace and Euna Pryor collection and features actor Slim Pickens arriving at an airport. Slim Pickens was known for his cowboy swagger and his comedic roles in films such as Dr. Strangelove (1964) and Blazing Saddles (1974). In this footage, Pickens is greeted by large group of people lined up to shake his hand, some of whom seem to be community figures. Do you know which airport this is? Do you recognize any of the people that shake his hand or join him in the limo? For what occasion did Slim Pickens come to town and what year was it? We’d love any information!

If you want to contribute this month, please leave any information in the comments on the video page or by using our TAMI Tagging system to give us a precise time code for your information. Click on TAMI Tagging and a box will appear for you to enter your descriptive information. Use the Mark Video Segment feature below the video player to add a Begin and End mark to the segment you wish to tag.  Finish by clicking the Tag button.  Because tags and comments are moderated, they will not appear immediately, but information will be updated as soon as possible after receiving your input.

Tell us what you see and check back next month as we continue the mystery video series! Remember, you can always help us to identify details by tagging or commenting on any video page. 

Happy tagging and commenting!