Michael Holman Family Home Movie #17

Created by
Wood, Pauline Thompson, American, born 1901
Owned by
Holman, Michael, American, born 1955
Date
ca. 1968
Medium
Super 8mm Film (a): acetate film;
Film Reel (b): plastic;
Film Box (c): cardboard
Dimensions
Duration: 3 Minutes
Length (Film): 50 Feet
Title
Super 8mm motion picture film of Michael Holman Family Home Movie #17
Caption
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.
Description
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).
2016.31.3.17.1a: Super 8mm film. The film begins with a shot taken from a bus of a man by the side of a road standing with a camel in an unidentified location in Israel or the West Bank. Next, a series of shots depict a market street with vendors wearing keffiyehs lined up along a road. One of the shots is from a very fast moving vehicle. This is followed by a shot of people gathered in front of the Church of The Nativity in Bethlehem and a shot looking out of an airplane window as it flies along an unidentified coastline. The next series of shots depict tourist sites, primarily the Altaria della Patria, and street life in Rome, Italy primarily taken from a bus. After this series are several shots overlooking Rome from high vantage point. The film concludes with several shots taken at the Piazzale Giuseppe Garibaldi.
2016.31.3.17.1b: Original film reel. White plastic with a brief content note.
Place depicted
Bethlehem, West Bank, Palestine, Asia
Rome, Italy, Europe
Collection title
Michael Holman Family Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Type
home movies
Topic
Families
Film
Travel
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2016.31.3.17.1ab
Restrictions & Rights
© Michael Holman
GUID
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