Historic Victory Grill and the Holmes Family

Johnny Holmes opened the doors of the Victory Grill in 1945, the first customers being Black servicemen from Fort Hood who were not allowed in the USO or other segregated Austin clubs. This portrayal of the people behind one of Austin's original spots offers a taste of authentic Blues and Jazz and down-home hospitality.

Director: Carlyn Hudson
Director: Creston Whittington
Director: Benjamin Lyon
Director: Hannah Kitziger
The Victory Grill
Hudson, Carlyn
Whittington, Creston
Lyon, Benjamin
Kitziger, Hannah
Johnny Holmes