Trinity University Press

Frank Thompson

Frank Thompson is an author, comedy writer, filmmaker, and film historian. From his home in California he has written, directed, or produced several film-related documentaries, and he often lectures on cinema history. Among his books are William A. Wellman, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alamo Movies, I Was That Masked Man (with Clayton Moore), Lost Films, and The Alamo: A Cultural History.

Texas Hollywood

Hundreds of movies have been filmed in San Antonio since the first movie studio in Texas opened in the city in 1910. They range from silent flickers to major Hollywood productions, offbeat independent films, low-budget horror films, and everything in between. Some of historys most honored and loved films have been filmed in San Antonio, including the winner of the first Academy Award for Best...