Downtown Wichita Falls, Texas, in the mid 1940’s was a bustling metropolis for a boy of 7 just away from the farm and ranch community where he was born. My father, a cook and cowboy by trade, had just started as one of the first cooks for the Casa Manana restaurant in 1947. He moved us to an apartment on Ohio Street, right across from the Gem Theater, between 7th and 8th Streets. It’s here that we would stay for the next three years. The Gem Theater became a magic palace for a young mind. But it had to share that distinction with the rest of the magic that was Wichita Falls. I attended San Jacinto and Carrigan elementary schools, as well as Reagan Junior High, and belonged to the Boys Club on 6th Street. Please join, and share your stories and pictures through a Guest Blog, of early Wichita Falls - or your home town. Contact me at or leave a comment. We could use old pictures of movie houses, drive-in theaters, and other nostalgic pictures related to our youths.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Green Hornet Strikes Again

The Green Hornet Strikes Again: This 194o, 13-Chapter Play serial from Universal stars Warren Hull as Britt Reid/Green Hornet. Keye Luke as Kato, and Anne Nagel as Lenore Case. Warren Hull had the honor of playing both The Spider and Mandrake The Magician in serials, and was a lot of fun in the parts. Oddly, The Green Hornet Strikes Again follows closely on the heels of The Green Hornet, the first serial, but starring Gordon Jones as The Green Hornet, also from Universal. Great fun.

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