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    Titles read: "GOVERNOR? TEXAS DEMOCRATS CHOOSE HILL-BILLY [sic]".

    Texas, United States of America.

    Various shots of Fort Worth flour salesman W Lee O'Daniel during his successful campaign for election as Democratic candidate for Governor of Texas. O'Daniel is seen playing hillbilly / country music with his band, the Hillbilly Boys, for the crowds. Several shots of people putting money in flour barrel collection boxes. Commentator explains that O'Daniel used sales promotion tie-ups with merchants in his campaign. C/U of a sign in a local clothes shop window welcoming O'Daniel and the Hill-Billy-Boys [sic]. Brief shot of men having their shoes shined in a store.

    C/U of sign advertising Pappy's Biscuits and O'Daniel Hamburgers as the special today. Another sign in a drugstore (?) asks "Have you ever had a Hillbilly Phosphate?". Brief shots of O'Daniel holding hands with a pretty girl who carries a basket of flowers.

    Note: over 400,000 democrats voted for O'Daniel on primary ballots, outnumbering the total for all his opponents. He looks a little like Bill Haley.

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    20547
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1037.22
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:00:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:51:00 / 01:25:35:00
    Canister:
    38/62
    Sort Number:
    38/062
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    Categories
    Religion & Politics
    WorkSpaces
    Country Music Voting in America
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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