Michael Holman Family Home Movie #31

Created by
Wood, Pauline Thompson, American, born 1901
Owned by
Holman, Michael, American, born 1955
Date
ca. 1956
Medium
8mm Film (a): acetate film;
Film Reel (b): metal;
Film Can (c): metal
Dimensions
Duration: 5 Minutes
Length (Film): 70 Feet
Title
8mm motion picture film of Michael Holman Family Home Movie #31
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), and Original Film Can (c).
2016.31.3.31.1a: 8mm film. The film begins with a series of panning shots overlooking the skyline of Lisbon, Portugal. The next series of shots depicts streetlifestreet life in historic sections of Lisbon with passers by interacting with the camera. This is followed by several shots of Tamariz beach, near Lisbon. Several wide shots taken from a boat depict views of Lisbon. Following these shots are more scenes of streetlifestreet life in Lisbon and a series of shots of streetlifestreet life taken in an unidentified village in Spain. The film concludes with several shots of the Plaza de Espana in Sevilla, Spain, as well as the exterior of an unidentified building.
2016.31.3.31.1b: Original film reel.
2016.31.3.31.1c: Original film can. Tape labels with content notes.
Place depicted
Lisbon, Portugal, Europe
Estoril, Lisboa, Portugal, Europe
Sevilla, Spain, 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
2016.31.3.31.1abc
Restrictions & Rights
© Michael Holman
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd59bd62953-d8c9-4815-8078-c6380883fdc3