Starring the Lone Star State

For over a century, Texas has served as a location for thousands of film productions, from independent features to Hollywood blockbusters. The state has also been home to some of cinema’s most influential players both in front of and behind the camera:  Joan Crawford, Debbie Reynolds, Matthew McConaughey, and Robert Rodriguez, to name only a few. Texas’ prominent role in the industry began with the very dawn of American cinema at the turn of the 20th century. In “Starring the Lone Star State,” the Texas Archive of the Moving Image leads you through highlighted films in our collection to explore the history of moviemaking in the state. Join us — it’s time for Texas’ close-up!

Begin the exhibit with the Silent Era.


Curated and produced by Madeline Moya and Katharine Austin.  Special thanks to TAMI Technical Adviser Sam Burns. This online exhibit is brought to you by: