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Bob Bailey Studios Photographic Archive

The Bob Bailey Studios Photographic Archive provides a visual history of life in Houston from the 1930s through the 1990s. The archive includes images, still and moving, of politicians and celebrities, the oil and auto industries, college football games, aerial views of downtown Houston, local movie palaces, and department stores.

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"Tube Across Turkey"
Source:Bailey (Bob) Studios Photographic Archive
Industrial film showing the installation of an oil pipeline by the Associated Pipe Line Contractors in the Republic of Turkey, with footage from Istanbul, Ankara, İskenderun, and Malatya, as well as a brief history of Turkey. Donated by Dr. Tom Allen.
1962 Oiler Highlights
Source:Bailey (Bob) Studios Photographic Archive
Produced film documenting the Houston Oiler's 1962 season. Includes narrated footage for most of the Oilers season games, including their loss to the Dallas Texans in the 1962 American Football League Championship.  Players shown include Charlie Hennigan, Charlie Tuller, George Blanda, Bob McLeod, William "Billy" Cannon, George Blanda and Tony Banfield. Color picture with sound.
Airless Sprayed Coating [Composite], Clemtex
Source:Bailey (Bob) Studios Photographic Archive
Film demonstrating how to use Clemtex's airless sprayed coating product. Composite version of sound and picture from e_bb_5006, e_bb_5007 and e_bb_5008. Color picture with sound.
American Flag
Source:Bailey (Bob) Studios Photographic Archive
Two scenes of a United States flag blowing in the wind. In the first scene the flag is worn and tattered. In the second scene the flag is in newer condition and the frame is upside-down. Color picture, no sound.
Apartments; Atherton-Clements Inc., original color ed. [edit], no sound, print
Source:Bailey (Bob) Studios Photographic Archive
Exterior and interior views of the Lansing House Apartments at 2606 Beatty in Houston, Texas. No sound.
BBB [Bluebonnet Bowl] outs [University of Houston v. Auburn University]
Source:Bailey (Bob) Studios Photographic Archive
Raw footage of football game and halftime performances. Color picture, no sound. Some footage is backwards and reversed. Tape on leader reads, "'69 BBB Outs Sideline Misc. II." Splice tape 2/3 into reel reads, "Halftime BB Film."
BBB [Bluebonnet] Bowl Trims
Source:Bailey (Bob) Studios Photographic Archive
Reel contains raw footage with coverage of a banquet at a restaurant named "Sonny Look's," a football player scoring a touchdown, the 50-yard line logo for the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl, a college basketball game at the Astrodome with the University of Houston playing against Michigan State University, and a football game with footage of the crowd. Color picture, no sound. Footage appears to have been a work reel that was rapidly spliced together. Consequently, some sections are backwards and flipped horizontally compared to others on the reel.
Belmonte Ship Loading
Source:Bailey (Bob) Studios Photographic Archive
Footage of a a recreational vehicle trailer being loaded onto the deck of a ship named Belmonte. Also shows work vehicles made by the Cleveland Equipment & Machinery Company. Color picture, no sound.
Bluebonnet Bowl, Colorado vs. Texas
Source:Bailey (Bob) Studios Photographic Archive
Produced film of the 1975 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl, with narrated highlights of gameplay, halftime marching band performances and the post-game awards banquet. Introduction also gives the background of the event's history and organization with shots of committee members, beauty queens and a dedication to Morris Frank. People shown and mentioned at the awards banquet include coaches Bill Mallory and Darrell Royal, singer Charley Pride, Earl and Tim Campbell, president of the University of Texas Lorene L. Rogers, chancellor for the University of Texas system Charles A. LeMaistre, president of Colorado University Roland C. Rautenstraus, 1975 president of the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl organization Bob Pardister [sp?], chairman of the team selection committee Weldon Humble and chairman of the board Joe Eaton [sp?]. Color picture with sound.
Bluebonnet Bowl, Texas-Alabama, Greater Houston Bowl Association
Source:Bailey (Bob) Studios Photographic Archive
Footage of gameplay with occasional shots of audience and scoreboard. Some sections are flipped horizontally in relation to others. Color picture, no sound.