RE: Old San Antonio movies?

Brian McCaskill (
Fri, 20 Jul 2001 14:18:12 -0700 (PDT)

Facets carries "Dirty Gertie from Harlem USA" ($34.95), "The Girl from Room
20" ($19.95) and "Juke Joint" ($29.95).

If you have any questions regarding this message or would like to place an
order please feel free to contact me at your convenience. Thanks.


Brian McCaskill, Director
Educational Services
Facets Multimedia
1517 W. Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
phone: 800-331-6197
fax: 773-929-5437

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Susan Shaw
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2001 3:27 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Old San Antonio movies?

Hi! I have a list of films shot on location here in San Antonio and some
are going to be hard to find. In particular, I'd like to track down the
following, both copies and rights:

1. any of a batch of silent potboilers made by Gaston Melies
(George's less-inspired brother) made in 1910 & 1911: The Padre's Secret,
In the Mission Shadows, Sir Percy and the Punchers, Bad Night at the Bridge,
An Unwilling Cowboy. I've read that there are no surviving prints of The
Immortal Alamo (1911), and don't really expect to find any of the others,
but I gotta ask.

2. any of three Spencer Williams 1940's all-black cast films: Dirty
Gertie from Harlem USA (1946), The Girl in Room 20 (1946), Juke Joint(1947).

Fervid thanks for any help you can extend,

Susan Shaw
San Antonio Public Library