Alabama Theatre

2922 S. Shepherd Drive,
Houston, TX 77098

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Alabama Fun Club - The Mating Game - 1959

Once again, Howard Skelton loved contests, so it was the last kid standing on stilts.

Hand-held stilts

Hand-held stilts are common childhood toys that typically come in two varieties: string and pole. Unlike other forms of stilts, hand-held stilts are not tied or strapped to the wearer.

Hand-held pole stilts consist of two long poles, each with a foot support. The stilter holds on to the upper end of the pole and rests his feet on the foot plates.

Hand-held string stilts (also known as tin can stilts) are platforms with strings attached to them. The platforms, most commonly made of tin cans, hold the stilter’s weight while the strings are used to pull the cans to the feet as the stilter takes a step.

Who knows what they were competing for but I expect that it may have been free passes to the Theater.

The Movie is “The Mating Game” probally not being showed at the Fun Club.

Tax collector Lorenzo Charlton comes to the Larkins' farm to ask why Pop Larkins hasn’t paid his back taxes. Charlton has to stay for a day to try to estimate the income from the farm, but it isn’t easy to calculate when the farmer has such a lovely daughter, Mariette…

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