Film and TV

Naughty Dallas

I know it's short notice, but if you have no plans for this evening, you might wanna head over to the Studio Movie Grill in Addison--if, that is, you have an interest in movies with such titles as Hip, Hot and 21 and Spiked Heels and Black Nylon, among some of the pornier fare made right here in Big DDD. Some scenes from those movies will part of the program It Came from Dallas 2, an annual fundraiser for the Dallas Producers Association. Gary Cogill and local film historian Gordon K. Smith will introduce clips from pics made locally--some featuring the famous (Miami Vice's Philip Michael Thomas, in 1973's blaxploitation throwaway Book of Numbers), the infamous (women who worked for Jack Ruby) and a bunch of Dallas Cowboys in a horror movie called, uh, Horror High.

Also on the bill are clips from two movies shot at the 1959 State Fair of Texas: Beyond the Time Barrier and The Amazing Transparent Man, both of which were directed by Edgar G. Ulmer, who was a favorite of Peter Bogdanovich's. And there's some footage of Gene Autry at the Texas Centennial Fair in 1936. But, really, it's the porn that sticks out, since back in the 1950s and '60s, Dallas had quite the rep for underground titillation titles, among them Dale Berry's Hip, Hot and 21, about a country girl who moves to the city and discovers she's got on too many clothes, and Whit Boyd, who made the other entry in tonight's lineup. Me, I'll be at home watching Larry Buchanan's Naughty Dallas. For the 93rd time. --Robert Wilonsky

Bonus video: The trailer for Horror High

Bonus video: The trailer for The Amazing Transparent Man

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