Michael Holman Family Home Movie #20

Created by
Wood, Pauline Thompson, American, born 1901
Owned by
Holman, Michael, American, born 1955
Subject of
Baha'i World Centre, founded 1909
Date
ca. 1968
Medium
Super 8mm Film (a): acetate film;
Film Reel (b): plastic;
Film Container (c): plastic
Dimensions
Duration: 3 Minutes
Length (Film): 50 Feet
Title
Super 8mm motion picture film of Michael Holman Family Home Movie #20
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: Super 8mm Film (a), Original Film Reel (b), and Original Film Container (c).
2016.31.3.20.1a: Super 8mm film. The film begins with a panning shot of street life around several unidentified historic structures. Next, another panning shot captures an unidentified coastal town. This is followed by a shot of a tour group with their backs to the camera looking at an unidentified structure; the camera lingers on a young girl faced towards the camera. Several shots of an unidentified ancient site and a shot of men gathered at a cafe follow. The film concludes with a series of shots depicting the Shrine of the Bab, a Baha'i holy site in Haifa, Israel, and its surrounding gardens.
2016.31.3.20.1b: Original film reel. White plastic with a brief content note.
2016.31.3.20.1c: Original film container. Blue plastic with Technicolor markings
Place depicted
Haifa, Northern District, Israel, Middle East, Asia
Collection title
Michael Holman Family Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Type
home movies
8mm (photographic film size)
Topic
Families
Film
Religion
Travel
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2016.31.3.20.1abc
Restrictions & Rights
© Michael Holman
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd552b38092-fcf6-4cee-a6d3-c9c9cb5cc5c8