[McNeill Family Films, No. 3 - Holidays and Family Gatherings]

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This home movie documents the daily lives and activities of the McNeill Family including birthdays, holidays, and family gatherings. The film begins with Virginia, Pam, and Charlie at Charlie’s aunt Grace McNeill Robertson’s home in Floydada, Texas for a family reunion celebrating Charlie’s grandmother Luann “Honey” Honea. They escort Charlie’s cousin Barbara Ann to a bus station (00:00:42). Virginia and Pam play in front of a fountain in Grace’s yard and four generations of McNeills--Luann Honea, F.C. McNeill, Charlie, and Pam--pose for the camera (00:42-01:00). Family attending the reunion file past the camera (01:01) and Grace waters her garden (01:58), ... continued below

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1 film (32 min., 17 sec..) : sil., col. ; standard 8 mm

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McNeill, Virginia & McNeill, Charlie Wayne 1957/1959-07.

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  • Main Title: [McNeill Family Films, No. 3 - Holidays and Family Gatherings]
  • Added Title: Case Label: McNeill 1950s film, reel 3
  • Added Title: Item Label: McNeill reel 7, C. 28 Nov., T. 29 Nov.

Description

This home movie documents the daily lives and activities of the McNeill Family including birthdays, holidays, and family gatherings. The film begins with Virginia, Pam, and Charlie at Charlie’s aunt Grace McNeill Robertson’s home in Floydada, Texas for a family reunion celebrating Charlie’s grandmother Luann “Honey” Honea. They escort Charlie’s cousin Barbara Ann to a bus station (00:00:42). Virginia and Pam play in front of a fountain in Grace’s yard and four generations of McNeills--Luann Honea, F.C. McNeill, Charlie, and Pam--pose for the camera (00:42-01:00). Family attending the reunion file past the camera (01:01) and Grace waters her garden (01:58), Virginia and Pam practice walking (02:03), and a group of men gather around a car (02:50). The film continues with Pam McNeill celebrating her first birthday in July 1957 (04:06-05:03) and playing at home with her mother (05:03-07:02). Virginia introduces Pam to farm animals including a donkey, pigs, and horses, and F.C. and Gladys McNeill’s home on Mission Street in Denton (07:02-08:04). The film continues with the McNeill family celebrating Christmas 1957 (08:04-14:37) and children and family members gathered outdoors (14:37-16:04). The McNeills bring newborn baby Steve home from the hospital in November 1958 (16:04-20:06) followed by footage of the family celebrating Christmas with Pam and baby Steve (20:06-24:03). Pam and Steve pose for the camera (24:03-26:04) and women are gathered for what appears to be a baby or wedding shower (26:04-27:26). The film concludes with Pam celebrating her third birthday in July 1959 (27:26-30:16) and the family gathered indoor for dinner (30:16-32:17).

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1 film (32 min., 17 sec..) : sil., col. ; standard 8 mm

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Spotlight on North Texas

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  • 1957/1959-07

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McNeill, Virginia & McNeill, Charlie Wayne. [McNeill Family Films, No. 3 - Holidays and Family Gatherings], video, 1957/1959-07; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc942584/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Media Library.