Created by
Wood, Pauline Thompson, American, born 1901
Owned by
Holman, Michael, American, born 1955
Subject of
Holman, Alice, American, 1927 - 2009
Holman, Linda, American, born 1953
8mm Film (a): acetate film;
Film Reel (b): plastic;
Film Box (c): cardboard
Duration: 3 Minutes
Length (Film): 50 Feet
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 (b), and Original Film Box (c).
2016. 8mm film. The film begins with wide shots of a group of people gathered outdoors in an unidentified location in Arizona. Several people are dressed in the traditionalthe traditional clothing of an unidentified Native American tribe. In one shot, two men hug and greet one another and in others various groups of people pose together for the camera. Alice Holman appears in a group of four people on the far right. She is holding a large purse and wearing plaid pants, a white shirt, a blue hairband, and sunglasses. In a later shot, all of the people present assemble for a group photo with a Baha'i Faith banner. Several people then speak at a microphone to the gathering of people. The film then changes to a series of shots taken on a cruise ship, the S.S. Rotterdam. Included are images of people relaxing on deck and posing for the camera. Linda Holman reclines on a deck chair and waves, while wearing a red and white checked sweater and gray skirt. She then talks to another child in front of the camera.
2016. Original film reel.
2016. Original film box. Standard yellow Kodachrome 8mm film box with brief handwritten content notes.
Place depicted
Arizona, United States, North and Central America
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
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