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Created by:
Pauline Thompson Wood, American, born 1901  Search this
Owned by:
Michael Holman, American, born 1955  Search this
Subject of:
United Nations Office at Geneva, Swiss, founded 1929  Search this
Medium:
acetate film, plastic and cardboard
Dimensions:
Duration: 3 Minutes
Length (Film): 50 Feet
Type:
silent films
silent films
home movies
color films (visual works)
color films (visual works)
8mm (photographic film size)
Place depicted:
Barcelona, Spain, Europe
Geneva, Switzerland, Europe
Date:
ca. 1963
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. It consists of a single reel of 8mm silent acetate film with color (a), an original metal film reel (b), and an original cardboard film box (c).
The film begins with a series of shots depicting tourist sites around Barcelona, Spain. Included are many shots of the Sagrada Familia. Next is a series of shots taken on an unidentified beach, though several signs are in French. Many of the shots contain a young girl in a bathing suit and conical sun hat. This is followed by shots of the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland and shots of Lake Geneva and its famous Jet d'Eau. The film ends with multiple shots depicting street life from a balcony in an unidentified location.
The standard yellow Kodachrome 8mm film box (c) that accompanies the film has handwritten mailing addresses for processing film. It also includes a brief handwritten content note.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Families  Search this
Film  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.31.3.15.1abc
Restrictions & Rights:
© Michael Holman
Permission required for use. Proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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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
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5871ca9e9-b6a1-49a1-a4ea-a16e3e4c0b2b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.31.3.15.1abc