Michael Holman Family Home Movie #28

8mm motion picture film of Michael Holman Family Home Movie #28

Created by
Lt. Thomas Holman, American, born 1926
Subject of
Holman, Linda, American, born 1953
Holman, Michael, American, born 1955
Holman, Keith, American, born 1959
Holman, Alice, American, 1927 - 2009
Owned by
Holman, Michael, American, born 1955
Medium
8mm Film (a): acetate film;
Film Reel (b): plastic;
Film Can (c): metal
Dimensions
Duration: 7 Minutes
Length (Film): 88 Feet
Type
home movies
Place depicted
San Francisco, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1960
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 (c), and Original Film Can (c).
2016.31.3.28.1a: 8mm film. This film consists of series of shots depicting the Holman family, primarily the children, playing and mugging for the camera in the front yard and driveway of a home in San Francisco. The film begins with Linda Holman wearing a white dress with her hair in pigtails. She plays with Michael Holman who wears a white shirt and gray shorts. The film then shows Linda wearing a Catholic school uniform with a white shirt, navy sweater and plaid skirt. Keith Holman appears as a newborn, wrapped in a blanket. There are also shots of the children in a the school yard of E.R. Taylor Elementary School, where Michael attended first grade. Linda Holman wears a white dress and carries flowers around on the playground after her first Holy Communion. Michael Holman wears a red shirt under a beige overcoat and follows her around. The next shot shows Keith Holman sitting in a stroller wearing a yellow sweater and bonnet. Other children and neighbors appear in some of the shots. Near the end of the film, the motherAlice Holman, wearing a pink top and black skirt, holds Keith Holman and joins her children in posing for the camera.
2016.31.3.28.1b: Original film reel. Gray plastic with brief content notes
2016.31.3.28.1c: Original film can. Metal with tape content labels.
Topic
African American
Children
Domestic life
Education
Families
Film
Play
Religion
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2016.31.3.28.1abc
Restrictions & Rights
© Michael Holman
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Michael Holman Family Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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