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  • A city in northern Texas, on the Trinity River, west of Dallas; pop. 534,694
  • Fort Worth is a 1951 western film directed by Edwin L. Marin and starring Randolph Scott.
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Historic Photos of Fort Worth
Historic Photos of Fort Worth
Fort Worth is an American city quintessentially founded upon change. From its birth to the present, Fort Worth has consistently built and reshaped its appearance, ideals, and industry. Through changing fortunes, Fort Worth has continued to grow and prosper by overcoming adversity and maintaining the strong, independent culture of its citizens.
Historic Photos of Fort Worth captures this journey through still photography selected from the finest archives. From the Texas Spring Palace to Armour and Swift, the Carnegie Library to the Casa Manana and Frontier Centennial, Historic Photos of Fort Worth follows life, government, education, and events throughout the city's history.
This volume captures unique and rare scenes through the lens of hundreds of historic photographs. Published in striking black and white, these images communicate historic events and everyday life of two centuries of people building a unique and prosperous city.

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City Lights
City Lights
City Lights is a 1931 English language film written by, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin. Chaplin also composed the musical score which comprised the majority of the film's sound, since there is no dialogue in the picture. The plot concerns Chaplin's Tramp, broke and homeless, meeting a poor blind girl (Virginia Cherrill) selling flowers on the streets and falling in love with her. The blind girl mistakes him for a millionaire. Since he wants to help her and doesn't want to disappoint her, he keeps up the charade. He saves a millionaire from committing suicide and the running gag throughout the film is that when the millionaire is drunk he is the best of friends with the tramp, right until he sobers up and cannot remember him. Meanwhile, the tramp, works small jobs like street sweeping, and enters a boxing contest, all to raise money for an operation to restore her sight. In the end, it is a casual gift of a thousand dollars from his drunken millionaire friend that eventually will pay for the operation that restores the blind girl's sight. Unfortunately, like many of the Tramp's efforts, things go wrong and he is mistakenly accused of stealing the money when the millionaire sobers up. But the tramp manages to get the money to the blind girl, telling her that he is going away on a trip, shortly before he is arrested and sent to jail for several months. The ending is widely acclaimed as one of cinema's most touching. The tramp, released from jail, ends up on the same street corner where the flower girl, her sight restored, has opened up a flower shop with her grandmother; every time a rich man comes into the shop she wonders if this is her mysterious benefactor. The tramp spots a flower in the gutter and as he goes to pick it up is tormented by a couple of kids as the flower girl laughs. Then he turns around, sees her, and stops. She laughs and tells her grandmother she has made another conquest. Seeing the flower fall apart in his hand, she goes out to give him a flower and a coin--and then she touches his hand and stops when she realizes it feels familiar. Slowly her hand goes up to touch the face of the tramp. "You?" she says as she realizes that the tramp before her is the reason she can see. "Yes" replies the nervous tramp, his face a map of shame, pride, love and devotion. "You can see now?," he asks. "Yes. I can see now," she replies (in later prints Chaplin removed the last title card since it was obvious what she is saying). The film ends with an unusual close up of the tramp and the music continues to swell for some time after the shot fades to black.
Majestic Theater
Majestic Theater
Named after Dallas' Elm Street movie palace, the Wills Point Majestic opened in 1926, two years before the first "talkie." In that time, it has had three owners, all named Karl Lybrand _ I, II and III. The eldest began showing movies in the back of his tailor shop in 1907, in a makeshift theater called The Home. The Lybrands contend that theirs is the oldest continuously operating, family-owned theater in the United States. His theater is like a comfortable old shoe, which got a minor makeover a few years back. Its 315 seats were reupholstered in 2003, and during the 1980s, Karl III went to "the platter system," eliminating the need for the theater's carbon-arc projectors, which pre-dated World War II. He also installed a new screen. The sound, however, still rattles through a Radio Shack amplifier. "I don't have reclining seats, or stadium seating or surround sound or any of the stuff you get at the AMC 30 in Mesquite _ where all of our teenagers go, which is why I don't have a teenage crowd any more. What people tell me they love here is the nostalgia, and we've got plenty of that." Source: Dallas Morning News, The (TX), Jul 07, 2005

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Fort Worth Characters
Fort Worth history is far more than the handful of familiar names that every true-blue Fort Worther hears growing up: leaders such as Amon Carter, B. B. Paddock, J. Frank Norris, and William McDonald. Their names are indexed in the history books for ready reference. But the drama that is Fort Worth history contains other, less famous characters who played important roles, like Judge James Swayne, Madam Mary Porter, and Marshal Sam Farmer: well known enough in their day but since forgotten. Others, like Al Hayne, lived their lives in the shadows until one, spectacular moment of heroism. Then there are the lawmen, Jim Courtright, Jeff Daggett, and Thomas Finch. They wore badges, but did not always represent the best of law and order. These seven plus five others are gathered together between the covers of this book. Each has a story that deserves to be told.

If they did not all make history, they certainly lived in historic times. The jury is still out on whether they shaped their times or merely reflected those times. Either way, their stories add new perspectives to the familiar Fort Worth story, revealing how the law worked in the old days and what life was like for persons of color and for women living in a man’s world. As the old TV show used to say, “There are a million stories in the ‘Naked City.’” There may not be quite as many stories in Cowtown, but there are plenty waiting to be told—enough for future volumes of Fort Worth Characters. But this is a good starting point.