July 11, 2021
Movies on the Lawn: The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
The Neill-Cochran House Museum is excited to announce our first ever Movies on the Lawn Summer Series! This summer we will be highlighting our favorite movies all about the wondrous state of Texas. Our second movie is The Best Little Whore House in Texas.
It is the late 1970s, and a brothel has been operating outside of fictional Gilbert, Texas (subbing for real locale La Grange) for more than a century. It is under the proprietorship of Miss Mona Stangley, having been left to her by the original owner. While taking care of her girls, she is also on good terms with the local sheriff, Ed Earl Dodd. When crusading television reporter Melvin P. Thorpe (based on real-life Houston news personality Marvin Zindler) decides to make the illegal activity an issue, political ramifications cause the place to be closed down. Directed by Colin Higgins, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas stars Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, and Dom DeLuise.
These movies will take place on our front lawn, so bring a blanket or chair. Still Austin will be on hand slinging their delicious cocktails and serving beer provided by Thirsty Planet. Austin Gourmet Popcorn will also provide all guests with a bag of their delicious popcorn. Capitol Wright Distributing will provide free museum passes for a future visit!