Michael Holman Family Home Movie #9

Created by
Wood, Pauline Thompson, American, born 1901
Owned by
Holman, Michael, American, born 1955
Date
ca. 1957
Medium
8mm Film (a): acetate film;
Film Reel (b): plastic;
Film Box (c): cardboard
Dimensions
Duration: 3 Minutes
Length (Film): 50 Feet
Title
8mm motion picture film of Michael Holman Family Home Movie #9
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 Box (c).
2016.31.3.9.1a: 8mm film. The film begins with shot by the side of a road as a convoy of cars drives by. Some of the cars have bicycles mounted on the roof. Next is a series of shots depicting street scenes in Barcelona, Spain. Included is a shot of Placa de Espana and the Arenas de Barcelona bull ring.
2016.31.3.9.1b: Original film reel.
2016.31.9.1c: Original film box. Standard yellow Kodak 8mm film box with handwritten mailing addresses for processing film in Europe. Includes a brief handwritten content note.
Place depicted
Barcelona, 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
2016.31.3.9.1abc
Restrictions & Rights
© Michael Holman
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ee907cf2-4b16-4534-9c55-86ab54a3c523