This collection contains news clippings, photographs, audio, video, and memorabilia collected or created by Bruce Bryant. The video highlights work by Shake Russell, Dana Cooper, John Vandiver, and Don Sanders.
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Biographical / Historical
Born in Austin on November 10, 1942, Bruce Bryant moved to Houston in 1965 to work for KPRC. During his time with the local NBC affiliate, he directed the Larry Kane Show in 1971. He went on to create and direct "The Little Ol' Show That Comes on After Monty Python," which featured a hippie/experimental sensibility and showcased local and regional musicians. This series aired from 1975 to 1980.
He also opened The Sweetheart of Texas Concert Hall and Salloon with Charlie Hargrave in 1974. It showcased regional Texas singer-songwriters, as well as some national acts. The venue closed in 1975.
Bryant eventually went on to direct live events, telethons, TV specials, documentaries on Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Anderson Fair Retail Restaurant. He now directs opera productions for television and live opera simulcasts.