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Sam Houston [ship] and monorails
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Identifier: e_bb_5359
Title: Sam Houston [ship] and monorails
Description: A combination of unapparently-related clips of produced films and raw footage spliced together on the same reel by the creator. Includes clips on the christening of a ship named "Sam Houston," a Houston monorail system (with title cards in Japanese or Korean), workers on a construction site, workers at a switchboard and footage of Houston-area buildings and landmarks, including USS Texas, the Washburn Tunnel, and buildings of KNUZ-TV, City National Bank, Ezekiel W. Cullen and the University of Houston. Color and black-and-white picture with sound. Some segments are upside-down and backwards in relation to others. Pub version flips upside-down and backward segments. Index as follows: 00:11 Christening ship named "Sam Houston" 07:41 Color footage of monorail system 08:56 Partially produced black-and-white film on Texas Skyway monorail system, with footage of vehicle named "Trailblazer" 10:16 Monorail Inc. members Felix Davis (vice president), Weldon F. Appelt (director of engineering) and Murel Goodell (president) 12:17 "Industry on Parade" newsreel segment on Houston monorail 13:33 Color footage of Houston monorail 18:06 Buildings 19:36 Silver dual-propeller plane 22:16 City National Bank and other buildings 23:26 Construction 24:29 Power plant and building 25:05 Workers at switchboard 27:15 Workers behind switchboard 29:17 USS Texas 29:30 [Power] plant 31:10 Building; Construction site 31:42 Highways 33:09 Construction site 33:40 Antenna for KNUZ-TV, circa 1953-1954 34:26 Ezekiel W. Cullen Building and University of Houston campus 35:37 Woman on telephone; Switchboard maintenance 37:20 Cars entering Washburn Tunnel 37:40 Suburban house; Golf 38:09 Trains 39:18 Workers installing pipe in ground, sign reads "Men Working" 39:55 Man on telephone pole 40:44 Aerial view of city
City: Houston
State: Texas
Country: United States
Date: circa 1953-1958
Creator: Bailey, Bob (Producer/Photographer)
Source: Bailey (Bob) Studios Photographic Archive
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: Reel 77/1.14
Format: Color film; Blank-and-white film
Size: 16mm
Duration: 42 minutes, 16 seconds