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: Super 8mm Film (a), Original Film Reel (b), and Original Film Box (c).
2016.31.3.16.1a: Super 8mm film. The film contains a series of shots depicting various tourist sites in Rome, Italy and Vatican City. Included are the Trevi Fountain and St. Peter's Square and Basilica. Additionally, there are multiple shots depicting street life from a balcony in an unidentified location.
2016.31.3.16.1b: Original film reel.
2016.31.3.16.1c: Original film box. Standard yellow Kodachrome Super 8mm film box with brief handwritten content notes.
National Museum of African American History and Culture
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.
Created by: Pauline Thompson Wood, American, born 1901
Owned by: Michael Holman, American, born 1955
Object number: 2016.31.3.16.1abc
Date: ca. 1968
Medium: Super 8mm Film (a): acetate film;
Medium: Film Reel (b): plastic;
Medium: Film Box (c): cardboard
Dimensions: Duration: 3 Minutes
Dimensions: Length (Film): 50 Feet