Michael Holman Family Home Movie #11

Created by
Wood, Pauline Thompson, American, born 1901
Subject of
Holman, Linda, American, born 1953
Owned by
Holman, Michael, American, born 1955
8mm Film (a): acetate film;
Film Reel (b): plastic;
Film Box (c): cardboard
Duration: 3 Minutes
Length (Film): 50 Feet
8mm motion picture film of Michael Holman Family Home Movie #11
This film is from a collection of home movies filmed by the family of Michael Holman, an important figure in the history of hip hop. The collection predominately contains family vacation footage shot when Holman's father, Lt. Thomas Holman, was stationed in Europe with the US Army. Most of the footage was captured by Holman's grandmother, Pauline Thompson Wood. In addition to the European vacation films, the footage shot by Pauline Wood documents her involvement with the Baha'i Faith and includes footage of Baha'i events and pilgrimages to holy sites in Israel and Palestine. There is also footage of the family at home in San Francisco and other sites in California.
This film is from a collection of home movies filmed by the family of Michael Holman, an important figure in the history of hip hop.
Consists of: 8mm Film (a), Original Film Reel (c), and Original Film Box (c).
2016. 8mm film. The film begins with a series of shots of a group of people in Paris filling a car to capacity with luggage. This is followed by a shot of a group of people posed in front of the Eiffel Tower. Next, the film depicts people gathering and greeting one another outside Royal Albert Hall in London for the Baha'i World Faith Congress. Linda Holman stands in the center of a group of people wearing a headscarf tied around her chin and a jacket with a fur collar. Linda Holman then appears in another shot wearing a white jacket and a light colored headband. Among those in the crowd are people clothed in Mexican charro suits and South Asian saris. The film concludes with a wide shot of the proceedings of the congress within the concert hall.
2016. Original film reel.
2016. Original film box. Standard yellow Kodachrome 8mm film box with handwritten mailing addresses for processing film. Includes a brief handwritten content note.
Place depicted
Paris, Île-de-France, France, Europe
London, Greater London, England, Europe
Collection title
Michael Holman Family Collection
Media Arts-Film and Video
home movies
8mm (photographic film size)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
© Michael Holman