When a Dallas audience in 1897 viewed the first motion picture ever shown in Texas, the state began a love affair with the movies. From the early nickelodeons to later drive-ins, Texans have spent countless hours and many dollars to watch moving pictures shown in small towns and big cities alike. In a span of sixty-three years, from 1897 to 1960, Texans witnessed the rise and fall of the silent film, the introduction of "talkies," the drive-in, and 3-D. They saw how World War II affected the movies and watched movies ...

Lone Star Picture Shows 2001, Texas A&M University Press

ISBN-13: 9781585440979