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Bryson Jones Travelogue: Down Under ca. 1939

Catalog Data

Creator:
R. Bryson Jones  Search this
Physical description:
1 reel (772 ft.) sil. b&w. 16mm archival original/preservation
1 videoreel (28 min.) sil. b&w one inch master
1 videocassette (28 min.) sil. b&w betacamSP $3 master
1 videocassette (28 min.) sil. b&w 1/2 inch VHS reference
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Maori (New Zealand people)  Search this
Hawaiians  Search this
Type:
Projected media
Collection descriptions
Place:
Oceania
Hawaii
New Zealand
Date:
1939
ca 1939
Notes:
title supplied by HSFA staff (unpublished work)--archival collection
insurance
Addl. KW Subjects:
Dancing Kodak Hula Show Hawaii
Clothing Japanese Hawaii
Costume Hawaiian hula Hawaii
Entertainment Kodak Hula Show Hawaii
Fishing Hawaii
Musical instruments percussion Hawaii
Military review Hawaii
Tourists Hawaii
Summary:
Incomplete edited film used by an amateur travel-lecturer documents travel in the Pacific especially New Zealand and Hawaii. Scenes show Maori <marae> (enclosure) near Rotorua, New Zealand (women washing clothes, children bathing, and woman dancing with <Haka poi>(?) (spinning rattles)) and hotsprings at Rotorua (steam rising from springs, bubbling mud, small geysers, steam vents, and man demonstrating power of steam vent by throwing packing boxes onto vent and watching steam blow them off). In unidentified tropical harbor, seaplane lands and takes off and on rocky shore a buddhist shrine. Possibly in Hawaii scenes of fishing with large net. In Hawaii scenes include military parade with trucks carrying troops and mortars; the Kodak Hula Show (girls dancing in grass skirts and mumus, Hawaiians playing musical accompaniment, and man pounding poi); Japanese in Hawaii, some in traditional dress; and tourists surfing, swimming and paddling outrigger canoes at Wakiki with Diamond Head in the background).
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Local number:
HSFA 1995.11.6
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives OK:0
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219475