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LAMP Travel Series presents

Texas Sites and Attractions
as part of the LAMP Dealer and Travel Map

Alamo Village - Brackettville (Highway 674, 6 miles north of town) - Alamo Village is a movie set that has been turned into a tourist attraction. Some of the films shot here were: Arrowhead, Bandolero, Barbarosa, Last Command and Two Rode Together. Each year is also presented a reenactment of the battle of the Alamo.

Plaza Theater of Wax - San Antonio (across from the Alamo, 301 Alamo Plaza) - has a movie section with exhibits including Ben Hur, the King and I and Doctor Zhivago.

University of Austin - has set up a the first movie studio to create 8 independant films utilizing both regular actors and crew and university students. Each film with a $1-3 million budget with hopes of generating profit to continue the program. The first film (called 'Dot') to be released in 2005.

University of Texas - Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center - has a large Gloria Swanson Archive and a collection from Steve Martin.

Windmill Museum - Nederland (1500 Block of Boston Ave.) - has all types of memorabilia of Tex Ritter.


Honored in Texas

Buddy Holly - musician - Lubbock - has a bronze statue in center of town where part of the film was made (although most was shot in Canada)

Mary Martin - famous as Peter Pan - Weatherford - Weatherford Library - statue of Peter Pan honoring Weatherford native in front of the library.

Audie Murphy - movie star and most decorated war hero - Austin - Texas Military Forces Museum (West 35th Street and Loop 1 - MoPac Blvd)- has a bronze statue at the entrance plus a large display. Farmersville - Charles J. Rike Library (203 Orange Street) - bronze statue plus large display and research - also a large memorial in the center of town - plus numerous highway markers in Hunt County - Greenville - Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum (600 Interstate 30 East) - large display of Audie Murphy memorabilia and home of the Audie L. Murphy Hunt County Veteran’s Exhibit - also the W. Walworth Harrison Library (I-30 exit 94B) has a room dedicated to Audie Murphy with numerous items of memorabilia. San Antonio - Audie Murphy Veterans Memorial Hospital - bronze statue outside of hospital.

Film Fests

Austin Film Festival - Austin, Tx. - Oct. 20-27, 2005. http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/site/content/news/index.htm

Austin Gay & Lesbian Internationa Film Festival - Austin, Tx. - Aug. 25 - Sept. 5, 2005 - http://www.agliff.org/

Cinematexas International Short Film Festival - Austin, Tx. - Sept. 14-18, 2005 - http://www.cinematexas.org/

Dallas Video Festival - Dallas, Tx. - Aug. 3-7, 2005 - http://www.videofest.org/2005_pre/

Deep Ellum Film Festival - Dallas, Tx. - Oct. 14-21, 2005 - http://www.def2.org/

Desert Reel Film Festival - Midland, Tx. - April 21-24, 2005 - http://www.desertreel.com/

fest•EYE•ful - Texarkana, Tx. - April 22-24, 2005 - http://www.festeyeful.org/

Gulf Coast Film and Video Festival - Houston, Tx. - Sept. 16-18, 2005 - http://gulfcoastfilmfest.com/

KidFilm / USA Film Festival - Dallas, Tx. - Jan. 10-23, 2005 - http://www.usafilmfestival.com/

No Name Film Festival - Tyler, Tx. - Nov. 19, 2005 - http://www.nonamefilmfest.com/

Out Takes Dallas Film Festival - Dallas, Tx. - early November, 2005 - http://www.outtakesdallas.org/index.asp

Q Cinema Fort Worth's Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival - Fort Worth, Tx. - May 19-22, 2005 - http://www.qcinema.org/

San Antonio Underground Film Festival - San Antonio, Tx. - July 22-24, 2005 - http://www.safilm.com/

South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW) - Austin, Tx. - Mar. 11-20, 2005 - http://2005.sxsw.com/

Spindletop / Lamar University Film Festival - Beaumont, Tx. - April 15-17, 2005 - http://dept.lamar.edu/advancement/spinfest/

Texas Film Festival - College Station, Tx. - Mar. 28-April 2, 2005 - http://www.txfilmfest.org/

WorldFest Houston International Film and Video Festival - Houston, Tx. - April 22-May 1, 2005 - http://www.worldfest.org/




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