This Rare Footage In The 1960s Shows Dallas – Fort Worth Like You’ve Never Seen Before

There was much more happening in the 1960s in Dallas – Fort Worth than history typically refers to in documenting President John F. Kennedy’s last days before he was assassinated in 1963. Dallas and Fort Worth were both experiencing growth, a robust economy, and vibrant downtown areas. While they were “sister cities,” just like family, they maintained a sense of rivalry and competition for business and citizens that continues even today.

This silent home video shot of Dallas’ downtown by the kinolibrary is rare because it was filmed in color. It’s fascinating to see the cars of the time, the high rises and signage, and heavy downtown traffic!

Views of a robust downtown Fort Worth can also be seen in this unorthodox 1966 video by HelmerReenberg, advertising the movie release of Blindfold starring Rock Hudson.

Were you surprised about the vibrancy of the sister cities in the 1960s? Did you spot a favorite landmark buildings that is near and dear to your heart? If you have stories to share about Dallas and Fort Worth in the 1960s, we’d love to hear them in the comments. Even better, post photos!