June 3, 2007

Sunset in Kilgore

I raced to Kilgore (about an hour from Nacogdoches) Saturday night to get some pictures of one of my favorite small Texas towns in the light of the setting sun.

The Texan Theater (six months ago, all of the blue neon was working):

The second theater in Kilgore is the Crim Theater. It is like a glittering jewel. Night after night, not used for anything (as far as I know), yet, preserved in this state:

Previous Kilgore visits:
  • "Kilgore impressions"
  • "Christmas in Kilgore, Texas"

    Blognor Regis said...

    This is good:
    The central section of “Hollywood or Bust” finds Martin and Lewis driving that red convertible, the approximate size of a Swift boat, from New York to California, passing through an imaginary Midwest in which the skies are always blue, the road (before superhighways) is empty and inviting, and the haystacks and swimming ponds are overflowing with full-bodied calendar girls, sporting strategically abbreviated overalls. Here in seductive detail is America the Beautiful, the fantasy of ease and plenty and unbridled pleasure that the bounteous ’50s made almost possible to believe.

    Not that I don't think I've ever seen a Martin & Lewis film mind. Maybe I should seek some out?

    Chris said...

    Hollywood or Bust is one of the better Martin and Lewis films. They even visit Vegas (if memory serves me). You should check it out. Very '50s.