Mexican movies in the United States

A resource for the study of the exhibition of Mexican films

in the United States


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Rogelio Agrasánchez, Jr., has brought to light new facts about the exhibition of Mexican films in the United States. His research led him to the discovery of a cache of documents concerning Clasa-Mohme, Inc., a leader of Spanish-language film distribution in the United States. The company’s files have been preserved and are beginning to be studied. As a result of this fortunate finding, Agrasánchez wrote a book: Mexican Movies in the United States. A History of the Films, Theaters and Audiences: 1920-1960 (Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2006). Full of historical details, this study recaptures an era: the boom years of Mexican movie entertainment in the United States. Although the scope of the book is impressive, Agrasánchez has barely scratched the surface of the Clasa-Mohme files. There is an abundance of information in these documents that can lead to further studies in film and social history, economics, local businesses and more.


History

Clasa-Mohme, Inc., was a major distributor of Mexican movies in the United States. The company began operating in 1942, when Gustav Mohme partnered with Mexican producer Clasa Films. It established offices in California, Texas, Colorado, Illinois, and New York. This supplier of Spanish-language films was very successful in developing a market for Mexican movies in the U.S. But it was not alone and faced the competition of Azteca Films and Columbia Pictures. Azteca was a pioneer distributor, doing business since 1932[1].  Columbia Pictures appeared as a major contender in 1957. In 1961 Clasa-Mohme closed and transferred its film catalog to Azteca Films. This company continued providing Spanish-language movies to hundreds of theaters in the U.S. In 1988, Azteca finally closed.


The Clasa-Mohme Files

With records going from 1942 to 1961, the Clasa-Mohme files offer a privileged view of the growth of the Mexican motion picture industry during World War II and subsequent years. The records provide an insight into the day-to-day performance of many Spanish-language theaters in Texas and other states. They are revealing of the tastes and preferences of Hispanic audiences. The files register the economic impact of migrant workers on the movie businesses of the Southwest. They also illustrate social issues, racial discrimination, cultural pride, and the public’s identification with cinematic formulas and characters.


Contents 

The Clasa-Mohme files are the survivors of an era of film entertainment. As such, they constitute a significant resource for the historian. The core of the collection is made up of the correspondence of Gordon B. Dunlap, manager of the Clasa-Mohme exchange in San Antonio, Texas (1942-1961). Dunlap was a meticulous entrepreneur who kept track of every activity in his business. Thousands of typewritten pages, booking files, and other records reveal the inner workings of an entertainment concern that was vital to hundreds of theaters in the U.S. Southwest and other territories. Of particular interest is his correspondence with theater managers, as well as his reports and letters to Juan Bueno, head of Clasa-Mohme’s main office in Los Angeles, California. The letters cover confidential information on the ups and downs of business represented by prominent exhibitors: Gaetano Lucchese of San Antonio’s Alameda Theater, the Benítez and the Ruenes families of the Rio Grande Valley, and other entrepreneurs. The files also contain papers from Azteca Films Distributors, broadening the historical perspective to the 1980s. Theater records, contracts, box-office statements, promotional items, newspaper clippings, photographs, film catalogs, posters etc., complement this valuable resource.


       


This archive is <15 linear feet.  (This measure does not take into account movie posters, lobby cards or any other advertising material intended for display).


Digitization of these documents is one of the Archive’s projects.


This collection is not available for researchers at present.  Yet, some material can be provided upon request.

A guide to the Clasa-Mohme files.


Including documents of Azteca Films Distributors.

Folders 1 thru 382.

1. Clasa-Mohme employee list, theater contracts, etc. (1944, 1953)

14  pages

2. Rio Grande Valley, theaters (1942-1944, 1956)

12  pages

3. Brownsville, Texas, theaters (1956)

53  pages

4. Clasa-Mohme bookings (1944)

60  pages

5. Information on Texas theaters (1944)

107 pages

6. Gustav Mohme, correspondence (1944-1947)

39  pages

7. Gordon B. Dunlap, Texas office manager, letters (1942, 1943)

37  pages

8. Jackson Tent Theaters, Robstown, Texas (1948)

  6  pages

9. Follies Theater, San Antonio, Texas (1949)

19  pages

10. Zaragoza Amusement Co., San Antonio (1958)

84  pages

11. Casa de México, Alazán Apache, San antonio (1946)

  2  items

12. Alameda Theater, San Antonio. Tickets and records (1974)

  8  pages

13. Interstate Theater Circuit, correspondence (1954-1960)

57  pages

14. Corpus Christi, Texas. Competitive, legal issues (1948)

35  pages

15. Rex Theater, Cotulla, Texas (1947)

10  pages

16. Gordon B. Dunlap to Juan Bueno, correspondence (Sept-Oct. 1958)

46  pages

17. Dunlap to Bueno, correspondence (November 1958)

32  pages

18. Dunlap to Bueno, corespondence (December 1958)

30  pages

19. Dunlap to Bueno, correspondece (January 1959)

18  pages

20. Dunlap to Bueno, correspondence (February-March 1959)

49  pages

21. Dunlap to Bueno, correspondence (April 1959)

30  pages

22. Dunlap to Bueno, correspondence (May 1959)

41  pages

23. Dunlap to Bueno, correspondence (June 1959)

57  pages

24. Dunlap to Bueno, correspondence (July-September 1959)

39  pages

25. Dunlap to Bueno, correspondence (October-December 1959)

50  pages

26. Dunlap to Bueno, correspondence (January 1960)

52  pages

27. Dunlap to Bueno, correspondence (February-March 1960)

54  pages

28. Dunlap to Bueno, correspondence (March 1960)

43  pages

29. Dunlap to Bueno, correspondence (April 1960)

42  pages

30. Dunlap to Bueno, correspondence (May-June 1960)

47  pages

31. Dunlap to Louis B. Hess, correspondence (1952-1960)

98  pages

32. El derecho de nacer. Box-office statements, Rio Grande Valley (1952)

28  pages

33. El derecho de nacer. Box-office statements, Texas (1952)

29  pages

34. El derecho de nacer. Box-office statements, Texas (1952)

35  pages

35. El derecho de nacer. Box-office statements, Texas (1952)

47  pages

36. El derecho de nacer. Box-office statements, Texas (1952)

22 pages

37. El derecho de nacer. Box-office statements, Texas (second run)

21  pages

38. El derecho de nacer. Box-office statements, Florida

  4  pages

39. Los desarraigados. Box-office totals (1960-1961)

  2  pages

40. New York Office, correspondence (1948-1960)

98  pages

41. Non Theatrical Accounts (1955-1960)

143 pages

42. Theater Reports, Texas, Eddie Noonan (1951, 1953)

70  pages

43. Employment Matters, Antonio Osio (1958-1960)

196 pages

44. Employees, Wages and Hours (1958-1959)

34  pages

45. Gordon B. Dunlap, Rotary Club papers (1952-1957)

62  pages

46. Gordon B. Dunlap, Rotary Club papers (1957-1959)

52  pages

47. Gordon B. Dunlap, Rotary Club papers (1956)

44  pages

48. Gordon B. Dunlap, San Antonio Symphony Society (1953)

28  pages

49. Gordon B. Dunlap, San Antonio Symphony, assorted (1957-1959)

52  pages

50. Gordon B. Dunlap, Symphony and Variety Club (1951-1960)

71  pages

51. Gordon B. Dunlap, Symphony, Variety Club (1960)

73  pages

52. Gordon B. Dunlap, personal and business papers (1952-1958)

41  pages

53. Jewel Truex, E.D.G. Edwards, correspondence (1944-1945)

47  pages

54. Gordon B. Dunlap, assorted papers (1946-1957)

30  items

55. Gordon B. Dunlap, personal, community events (1956)

15  items

56. Gordon B. Dunlap, traveling, supporting vouchers (1953)

40  items

57. Office building, lease, etc., San Antonio, Texas (1942-1944)

23  pages

58. Fox Film, Gustav Mohme, assorted items

16  items

59. Drive-In Theaters Convention. Brochure (1957)

  1  item

60. J.J. Houligan

  3  pages

61. Gordon B. Dunlap, San Antonio community activities

11  pages

62. Newspaper articles, Mexico, San Antonio, etc.

30  items

63. Richard Dunlap Memorandum: distribution of Mex. Pictures in U.S.

11 pages

64. 40 Aniversario Cine Sonoro Mexicano, newspapers, etc. (1971)

15  items

65. Miguel Benítez, Jr., confidential correspondence (1948, 1952)

27  pages

66. Miguel Benítez, correspondence. Weslaco, Texas (1960)

227 pages

67. Miguel Benítez, quotations (1952-1955)

82  pages

68. Miguel Benítez, quotations (1960)

18  pages

69. Rex Theater, Mission, Texas. Correspondence Ramón Ruenes (1957)

36  pages

70. Rio Hondo and Azteca Theaters. Harlingen. García/Cañas (1958)

  8  pages

71. Rio Hondo and Azteca Theaters. Harlingen. Violations (1956)

60  pages

72. Gordon B. Dunlap. Cía. Mexicana de Garantías, legal papers (1944)

53  pages

73. Gordon B. Dunlap. Pacific Mutual Life Insurance, Co. (1959)

23  pages

74. Accident Reports (1946, 1959)

  4  pages

75. G.B. Dunlap, assorted items, products

24  items

76. Zaragoza Theater. Taft, Texas (1955)

15  pages

77. Lynn Theater. Tahoka, Texas (1947-1952)

  7  pages

78. Don Theater. Taylor, Texas (1949-1953)

  3  pages

79. Gay Theater. Tulia, Texas (1953-1955)

  7  pages

80. G.B. Dunlap, personal items, brochures San Antonio, Texas

  9  items

81. Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. Films exhibited and theaters (1958-1959)

48  pages

82. Laredo, Tamaulipas. Films exhibited and theaters (1958)

18  pages

83. Matamoros, Tamaulipas. Films exhibited and theaters (1958-1959)

26  pages

84. Folder, newspaper clippings (unspecified number)


85. Folder, newspaper clippings


86. Folder, newspaper clippings


87. Folder, newspaper clippings


88. Folder, newspaper clippings


89. Folder, newspaper clippings


90. Folder, newspaper clippings


91. Folder, newspaper clippings


92. Folder, newspaper clippings


93. Folder, newspaper clippings


94. Folder, newspaper clippings


95. Folder, newspaper clippings


96. Folder, newspaper clippings


97. Folder, newspaper clippings


98. Folder, newspaper clippings


99. Folder, newspaper clippings


100. Folder, newspaper clippings


101. Folder, newspaper clippings


102. Folder, newspaper clippings


103. Folder, newspaper clippings


104. Folder, newspaper clippings


105. Newspaper clippings. Theater ads. 3-ring binder.


106. Box Office Tonic advertising. 3-ring binder #1.

135  titles

107. Box Office Tonic advertising. 3-ring binder #2.

145 titles

108. Address book. Theaters served by Azteca Films in Texas

30  pages

109. La Zandunga, Azteca film shippinng records (1939-1941)

  1  card

110. Prejura, Azteca film shipping records (1945-1950)

  8  cards

111. Ora Ponciano, Azteca film shipping records (1935-1959)

17  cards

112. La virgen morena, Azteca film shipping records (1942-1954)

12  cards

113. Texas theaters served by Azteca Films (1984)

12  pages

114. Dallas, Texas. Theater contracts (1980-1981)

54  pages

115. Jewel Truex correspondence (inter-office, 1979)

17  pages

116. Listing of Spanish theaters in USA (1980)

110 pages approx.

117. Alice, Texas. Ranch Drive-In Theater (1968)

22  pages

118. Alice, Texas. Ranch Drive-In Theater (1970-1971)

16  pages

119. Alice, Texas. Rio Theater (1968-1969)

23  pages

120. Alice, Texas. Rio Theater (1970-1971)

65  pages

121. Mc Allen, Texas. El Rey Theater. Newspaper ads (1974)

10  items

122. Brownsville, Texas. Victoria Theater (1968-1969)

24  pages

123. Brownsville, Texas. Mexico Theater (1968-1969)

50 pages approx.

124. Harlingen, Texas. T.B. Hospital account (1965-1970)

13  pages

125. Harlingen, Texas. Grande Theater (1968-1969)

  6  pages

126. Harlingen, Texas. Olmo Theater (1970-1971)

26  pages

127. Azteca Films financial report (1970)

  5  pages

128. Azteca Films financial report (1971)

75 pages approx.

129. Azteca Films. Assorted papers

30 pages approx.

130. Azteca Films. Newsletters (1981-1984)

  5  items

131. A Tribute to El Indio Fernández, Gabriel Figueroa

  5  items

132. Fíjate qué suave, letters 1950-1952

  7  pages

133. A toda máquina, synopsis

  6  pages

134. Dos caras tiene el destino, synopsis (bilingual)

25  pages

135. Rio Escondido, synopsis and artists biographies

  9  pages

136. El charro del cristo, publicity, newspaper ad

  4  items

137. Santo vs las mujeres vampiro, publicity, synopsis

  4  pages

138. Santo en el hotel de la muerte, publicity, synopsis

  4  pages

139. Susana, synopsis

30  pages

140. El lobo solitario, synopsis (bilingual)

19  pages

141. Todos son mis hijos, synopsis

  2  pages

142. Los tres bribones, synospis (bilingual)

32  pages

143. Platillos voladores, synopsis

  2  pages

144. Proceso de las señoritas Vivanco, synopsis (bilingual)

42  pages

145. El joven del carrito, synopsis (bilingual)

34  pages

146. Sonatas and other synopsis

20  pages

147. Los desarraigados, publicity catchlines

  5  pages

148. Muñecos infernales, synopsis, newspaper ads

20  items

149. El rey del barrio, synopsis, publicity

  7  items

150. Bajo el manto de la noche, publicity

  8  items

151. La bienamada, synopsis, publicity

11  items

152. Adán y Eva and El pecado de Adán y Eva, letters and ads

  8  items

153. Newspaper publicity for various movies

15  pages

154. “Catchlines” advertising

100 pages

155. Press Sheets, advertising

20 pages

156. Texas Theatre Guide (1956-1957), publication

94  pages

157. Several Clasa-Mohme and Azteca Films catalogues 1950s


158. San Antonio, Texas, directory 1950s


159. Photos of Clasa-Mohme office and personel in San Antonio, Texas (1944).


160. Photographs of movie theaters in Texas and other states (1970s).




Clasa-Mohme Theater Receipts Records. T E X A S




161. Aguadulce (Alamo Theater). Records: 1948

  1  card

162. Aguadulce (Texas Theater)

  1  card

163. Alamo (Teatro Alamo). Records: 1942-1961

31  cards

164. Alice (Jackson’s Tent). Records: 1942-1949

13  cards

165. Alice (Rio). Records: 1950, 1951

  4  cards

166. Alice (New Rio). Records: 1952-1961

12  cards

167. Alice (Manvell). Records: 1949, 1950

  3  cards

168. Alice (Iris). Records: 1952-1956

12  cards

169. Alice (Ranch Drive-in). Records: 1954-1961

13  cards

170. Amarillo (Our Lady of Guadalupe). Records: 1949-1951, 1954-1959

  6  cards

171. Asherton (Nacional). Records: 1944-1961

22  cards

172. Asherton (Silvas). Records: 1946-1948, 1956

  2  cards

173. Austin (Capitol). Records: 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945

  2  cards

174. Austin (Iris). Records: 1945-1956

16  cards

175. Austin (Queen). Records: 1945

  1  card

176. Austin (Texas). Records: 1943, 1951

  1  card

177. Austin (Yank). Records: 1957-1961

  3  cards

178. Austin (Salón San José). Records: 1951

  1  card

179. Beumont (Cristo Rey Church). Records: 1958-1960

  1  card

180. Brownfield (Rio). Records: 1945-1961

11  cards

181. Brownsville (Iris). Records: 1946-1961

18  cards

182. Brownsville (Grande). Records: 1952, 1953

  1  card

183. Brownsville (Mexico). Records: 1942-1961

37  cards

184. Brownsville (Victoria). Records: 1946-1961

26  cards

185. Brownsville (Fiesta Drive-in). Records: 1954-1961

12  cards

186. Cameron (Iglesia Santísimo Sacramento). Records: 1955, 1956

  1  card

187. Campbellton (Monsivais). Records: 1951

  1  card

188. Chapman Ranch (School House). Records: 1948, 1949

  1  card

189. Corpus Christi (Melba). Records: 1942-1945, 1947-1951

  7  cards

190. Corpus Christi (Panamericano). Records: 1944, 1946-1952

  5  cards

191. Corpus Christi (Grande). Records: 1944, 1945

  1  card

192. D’Hanis (Holy Cross Church)

  1  card

193. Dallas (Civic Federation). Records: 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950

  1  card

194. Dallas (Hockaday School). Records: 1955, 1956, 1960

  1  card

195. Dallas (So. Methodist University). Records: 1951

  1  card

196. Dallas (St. Mary’s Carmel Chuch). Records: 1948, 1953

  1  card

197. Del Rio (Guadalupe Recreation Center). Records: 1948-1951

  1  card

198. Denton (North Texas State Teachers College). Records: 1945-1951

  1  card

199. Denton (Texas State College for Women). Records: 1943-1951

  1  card

200. Donna (Chapultepec). Records: 1942, 1943

  2  cards

201. Donna (Palacio). Records: 1950-1960

22  cards

202. Donna (Palma). Records: 1949

  1  card

203. Donna (Patio). Records: 1946

  1  card

204. Donna (Rey). Records: 1955

  1  card

205. Donna (Rio). Records: 1944

  1  card

206. Earth (Lyric). Records: 1947-1957?

  3  cards

207. Earth  (Earth). Records: 1954, 1956-1961

  4  cards

208. Edcouch (Texas). Records: 1943-1960

15  cards

209. Eden (Linda). Records: 1948, 1949

  1  card

210. Edinburg (Alameda). Records: 1952-1961

10  cards

211. Edinburg (Aztec). Records: 1943, 1959

  2  cards

212. Edinburg (Juárez). Records: 1942-1960

31  cards

213. Edinburg (El Patio Drive-in). Records: 1956-1961

  8  cards

214. Edinburg (Roxy). Records: 1946-1952

  8  cards

215. El Paso (Colón). Records: 1943-1961

22  cards

216. El Paso (Mission). Records: 1950-1956

  5  cards

217. El Paso (Patio de San Ygnacio). Records: 1951

  1  card

218. El Paso (Azcárate Drive-in). Records: 1957-1961

  9  cards

219. El Paso (Bronco Drive-in). Records: 1953-1955

  2  cards

220. El Paso (Cowboy Drive-in).

  1  card

221. El Paso (Trail Drive-in). Records: 1953-1961

  6  cards

222. El Paso (Valley Drive-in).  Records: 1958

  1  card

223. Elsa (Roxy). Records: 1947-1949

  4  cards

224. Elsa (Alameda). Records: 1950-1961

13  cards

225. Elsa (Paris). Records: 1946-1948

  3  cards

226. Elsa (Tropic). Records: 1950, 1951

  3  cards

227. Elsa (Sky-Vue Drive-in). Records: 1957-1961

  8  cards

228. Falfurrias (Jackson’s Tent). Records: 1943-1948

  7  cards

229. Falfurrias (Cactus). Records: 1947, 1948, 1951, 1952, 1955

  3  cards

230. Falfurias (Alameda). Records: 1942-1961

25  cards

231. Floresville (El Jacalito). Records: 1950

  1  card

232. George West (Monsivais). Records: 1951

  1  card

233. Harlingen (Azteca). Records: 1946-1961

36  cards

234. Harlingen (Grande). Records: 1942-1961

39  cards

235. Hebbronville (Casino). Records: 1942-1958

15  cards

236. Hebbronville (El Rancho). Records: 1954-1961

  3  cards

237. Hebbronville (Longhorn). Records: 1958

  1  card

238. Hebbronville (Pioneer Drive-in). Records: 1952

  1  card

239. Hebbronville (Tito’s Drive-in). Records: 1954, 1955

  1  card

240. Houston (Iris). Records: 1943

  1  card

241. Houston (Palace). Records: 1943-1945

  2  cards

242. Italy (Elk). Records: 1955, 1956

  1  card

243. King Ranch (Evaristo Saenz). Records: 1951

  1  card

244. Kingsville (Jackson’s Tent). Records: 1942-1944

  1  card

245. Kingsville (Iris). Records: 1946

  1  card

246. Kingsville (Hi-Way Drive-in). Records: 1950, 1951

  2  cards

247. Kingsville (Rancho Drive-in). Records: 1954, 1955

  1  card

248. Knippa (Ybarra). Records: 1949

  1  card

249. Knott (Ward’s Tent). Records: 1951

  1  card

250. Knox (Colonial). Records: 1954

  1  card

251. Kyle (Parish Hall). Records: 1958, 1959

  1  card

252. La Feria (El Patio). Records: 1942-1944

  2  cards

253. La Feria (Royal). Records: 1945-1961

22  cards

254. Laredo (Tivoli). Records: 1943-1960

  1  card

255. Lorenzo (Catholic Church). Records: 1960

  1  card

256. Los Fresnos (Guadalupe). Records: 1953

  1  card

257. Los Fresnos (Nacional). Records: 1947-1952

  7  cards

258. Lyford (Lacoma). Records: 1946-1960

  8  cards

259. McAllen (Azteca). Records: 1942-1948

  9  cards

260. McAllen (Mexico). Records: 1949-1961

22  cards

261. McAllen (El Rey). Records: 1947-1961

29  cards

262. McAllen (Depot Drive-in). Records: 1956-1958

  2  cards

263. McAllen (Fiesta Drive-in). Records: 1958-1961

  4  cards

264. Mercedes (Rio). Records: 1942-1961

37  cards

265. Mission (Rex). Records: 1942-1960

28  cards

266. Mission (Rio). Records: 1945-1961

33  cards

267. Mission (Buckhorn Drive-in). Records: 1959

  1  card

268. New Braunfels (Capitol). Records: 1942-1946, 1949

  5  cards

269. New Braunfels (Peña). Records: 1945-1947

  6  cards

270. Olmito (Olmito). Records: 1951

  1  card

271. Pasadena (Guardian Angel Church). Records: 1954

  1  card

272. Pasadena (Salón Mexicano). Records: 1951, 1954

  1  card

273. Pawnee (Mrs. Christine Gaddy). Records: 1952

  1  card

274. Pecos (Pecos). Records: 1946-1949, 1953, 1954

  4  cards

275. Pecos (Cactus). Records: 1951

  1  card

276. Pecos (Victoria). Records: 1952

  1  card

277. Pharr (El Capitán). Records: 1954-1961

10  cards

278. Pharr (España). Records: 1941-1961

29  cards

279. Pharr (Cactus Drive-in). Records: 1948, 1959, 1960

  1  card

280. Port Isabel (Granada). Records: 1945-1948

  4  cards

281. Port Isabel (Roxy). Records: 1946-1961

  9  cards

282. Port Lavaca (Long). Records: 1944-1948

  1  card

283. Port Lavaca (Port). Records: 1948-1950

  3  cards

284. Raymondville (Mexico). Records: 1942-1960

35  cards

285. Raymondville (Ramón). Records: 1958, 1959

  1  card

286. Raymondville (Rey). Records: 1956, 1957

  4  cards

287. Raymondville (Rio). Records: 1947, 1948, 1955-1961

  8  cards

288. Raymondville (Corral Drive-in). Records: 1956, 1957

  1  card

289. Rio Grande City (Azteca). Records: 1942-1949

  3  cards

290. Rio Grande City (Hut). Records: 1949-1952

  2  cards

291. Rio Grande City (Mexico). Records: 1958-1960

  2  cards

292. Rio Grande City (H&H Drive-in). Records: 1954-1960

  6  cards

293. Rio Hondo (Ideal). Records: 1946, 1947

  2  cards

294. Rio Hondo (Rex). Records: 1947-1960

  6  cards

295. Rio Hondo (Rio). Records: 1945, 1946

  1  card

296. Roma (Roma). Records: 1942-1956

  8  cards

297. Ropesville (Ropes). Records: 1953-1960

  3  cards

298. Ropesville (Wallace). Records: 1947

  1  card

299. Rule (Mr. Teodoro García). Records: 1949

  1  card

300. Rule (Rule). Records: 1947, 1950-1956

  1  card

301. Sabinal (Catholic Church). Records: 1951

  1  card

302. San Antonio (Follies). Records: 1948, 1949

  1  card

303. San Antonio (Maya). Records: 1946-1950

  4  cards

304. San Antonio (Ritz). Records: 1952

  1  card

305. San Antonio (San Fernando Cathedral). Records: 1951

  1  card

306. San Antonio (San Juan Nepomuceno Church). Records: 1951

  1  card

307. San Antonio (St. John’s Church). Records: 1949, 1952

  1  card

308. San Antonio (St. Joseph’s Church). Records: 1948, 1949, 1950

  1  card

309. San Antonio (St. Timothy’s Church). Records: 1959, 1960

  1  card

310. San Antonio (Trinity Univ. Tulac Club). Records: 1950

  1  card

311. San Benito (Juárez). Records: 1942-1944

  3  cards

312. San Benito (Palace). Records: 1942-1960

21  cards

313. San Benito (Ruenes). Records: 1944-1961

34  cards

314. San Elizario (Church Hall). Records: 1949-1951

  1  card

315. San Francisco Mission (Salón Iglesia). Records: 1952

  1  card

316. San José Ranch (Montemayor). Records: 1949

  1  card

317. San Juan (Murillo). Records: 1942-1961

28  cards

318. San Juan (Rex). Records: 1955

  1  card

319. San Marcos (St. John’s Catholic Church). Records: 1950-1954

  1  card

320. San Perlita (Reforma). Records: 1952, 1953

  1  card

321. Santa Rosa (Rex). Records: 1944-1947

  3  cards

322. Santa Rosa (Rio), Records: 1948-1960

  6  cards

323. Sebastian (Alameda). Records: 1949-1957

  4  cards

324. Sebastian (Farmer’s). Records: 1948

  1  card

325. Socorro (L.M. Montes). Records: 1949

  1  card

326. Sparenburg (School Auditorium). Records: 1949, 1955

  1  card

327. Spur (Liberty). Records: 1948

  1  card

328. Spur (Spur). Records: 1942, 1945-1952, 1954-1960

  3  cards

329. Spur (St. Mary’s Church). Records: 1954

  1  card

330. Stockdale (Dale). Records: 1952, 1953, 1957, 1959, 1960

  1  card

331. Sugarland (Latin American Hall). Records: 1947

 3  cards

332. Sugarland (Tex-La). Records: 1948-1949

  4  cards

333. Taft (Zaragoza). Records: 1946

  1  card

334. Tahoka (Lynn). Records: 1951-1952

  1  card

335. Three Rivers (Carpa Azteca). Records: 1945

  1  card

336. Three Rivers (Jackson’s Tent). Records: 1949

  1  card

337. Three Rivers (Rex). Records: 1947, 1948

  1  card

338. Three Rivers (Reyna). Records: 1951

  1  card

339. Tivoli (Auditorium). Records: 1946, 1947

  1  card

340. Toyah (Toyah Lion’s Club). Records: 1958, 1959

  1  card

341. Turkey (Gem). Records: 1955, 1957, 1958

  2  cards

342. Victoria (Trinitarian Hall). Records: 1947

  1  card

343. Victoria (Uptown). Records: 1948-1950

  1  card

344. Victoria (Venus). Records: 1952

  1  card

345. Weslaco (Iris). Records: 1946-1959

  3  cards

346. Weslaco (Nacional). Records: 1942-1961

29  cards

347. Weslaco (Benitez Drive-in). Records: 1956-1961

11  cards

348. Wichita Falls (Gem). Records: 1956

  1  card

349. A R K A N S A S. Keiser (Lynn Theater). Records: 1949, 1951

  1  card

350. C O N N EC T I C U T. Darien (Darien High School). Records: 1951

  1  card

351. F L O R I D A. Daytona Beach (Seabreeze School). Records: 1955

  1  card

352. FLORIDA. DeLand (Stetson University). Records: 1953

  1  card

353. FLORIDA. Immokalee (Teatro Carpa). Records: 1952, 1953

  1  card

354. FLORIDA. Miami (Capitol). Records: 1950, 1951

  3  cards

355. FLORIDA. Miami Beach (Colony). Records: 1948

  1  card

356. FLORIDA. Miami (Flagler). Records: 1952, 1953

  1  card

357. FLORIDA. Miami (Sunset). Records: 1953

  1  card

358. FLORIDA. Miami (Tivoli). Records: 1958-1961

  3  cards

359. FLORIDA. Miami (Town). Records: 1948, 1949

  1  card

360. FLORIDA. Ybor City (Casino). Records: 1942-1945

  1  card

361. FLORIDA. West Tampa (Royal). Records: 1944, 1945

  1  card

362. I L L I N O I S. Decatur (Millikin University). Records: 1949

  1  card

363. ILLINOIS. DeKalb (N.I. State Teachers College). Records: 1949

  1  card

364. ILLINOIS. Des Plaines (Maine Township High School). 1953

  1  card

365. ILLINOIS. Dixon (Dixon High School). Records: 1953, 1954

  1  card

366. I O W A. Des Moines (North High School). 1949, 1950, 1951

  1  card

367. IOWA. Decorah (Luther College). Records: 1954

  1  card

368. I N D I A N A. Notre Dame (Univ. Notre Dame). 1949, 1953

  1  card

369. L O U I S I A N A. Carville (U.S. Marine Hospital). 1944-1961

  4  cards

370. LOUISIANA. Lafayette (SW Louisiana Institute). 1952, 1959, 1960

  1  card

371. M I C H I G A N. Detroit (Hispanos Unidos de Detroit). 1952, 1954

  1  card

372. MICHIGAN. Detroit (University of Detroit). Records: 1951-1954

  1  card

373. MICHIGAN. Detroit (Wayne University). Records: 1948-1953

  1  card

374. MINNESOTA. Mankato (State Teachers College). 1949, 1954

  1  card

375. N O R T H  C A R O L I N A. Durham (Duke University). 1953

  1  card

376. N. CAROLINA. Davidson (Davidson College). 1948, 1954

  1  card

377. S O U T H  C A R O L I N A. Due West (Erskine College). 1951

  1  card

378. O H I O. Delaware (Wesleyan University). Records: 1952, 1954

  1  card

379. OHIO. Dayton (Y.W.C.A.). Records: 1949, 1950

  1  card

380. OKLAHOMA. Ok. (Discalced Carmelite Fathers). 1948-1951, 1955

  5  cards

381. T E N N E S S E E. Nashville (Vanderbilt University). 1948, 1954

  1  card

382. VERMONT. Northfield (Norwich University). 1949, 1958, 1959

  1  card



[1] The Azteca Film owners had experience in the Mexican film distribution business since the silent era.