Discover historic film clips on the Brown Media Archives YouTube channel

April 9, 2012 – 10:57 AM

Check out the YouTube channel for the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection. Enjoy clips from such items as Town Films shot in Athens, Cordele, Fitzgerald, and Bowman in the 1930s and 1940s as well as snippets from our home movie collections that document vacations, home life, and parades – including one held in Atlanta for golf legend Bobby Jones in 1930 (the parade starts at 0:56).  For more information on the collections held in the Media Archives, visit www.libs.uga.edu/media.

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  2. How fascinating to get a glimpse of the excitement in Atlanta for Bobby Jones’s homecoming after winning golf’s original grand slam – the US and British Opens and the US and British Amateurs. It was an amazing achievement and something I read about when I was young but never saw. In fact, I discovered tonight that he actually made a bet with a bookmaker in the UK before the first major that he would win the grand slam. He did it, and picked up $60,000 at 50-1. That’s confidence! I look forward to seeing more.

    Thank you for preserving these interesting moments for posterity.

    By Tony on Jul 4, 2012

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