The next meeting of our Club will take place on Wednesday,,February 28th, 2024, at the SOUTH AUSTIN SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER, 3911 MENCHACA RD, 78704.
Don’t let the “Senior” put you off, all ages are welcome, this is just the best venue that we could find, and it is free, so this is where we’re meeting!
The Club will provide beverages, and plates and utensils; participate, if you like, by bringing along something to eat in the pot-luck tradition!
Everyone is invited to bring along any postcards that you would like to sell, trade, or show and tell.
At this meeting we will be treated to Part 2 of the wonderful presentation by Club member Kathy Fuller Seely on French producer Gaston Méliès's early Texas film productions:
Texas' First Westerns: Gaston Méliès' Star Films in San Antonio, 1910-1911
"What brought a French film producer and New York actors to San Antonio in 1910 to film the first Western movies?
You may have heard of French magician-filmmaker Georges Méliès, who created the historic 1902 sci-fi short, "A Trip to the Moon." Georges wasn't the only pioneering filmmaker in the family: his brother, Gaston Méliès, was also a film producer. In the early 20th century, Gaston crossed the Atlantic to San Antonio, Texas, where, with out-of-work actors from New York and local cowboys, he produced more than 80 early Western melodramas and comedies."
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