[The McNeill Family Films, No. 5 - Holidays and Birthdays, 1984-1985]

Description

This home movie documents the daily lives and activities of the McNeill Family including birthdays and holidays. The film begins with Brandy and another child dressed as Garfield and a Care Bear for Halloween (00:00-01:45) for Halloween 1984. Footage of Thanksgiving 1984 includes Pam with her daughter Brandy and guests seated around the dining table for dinner (01:45-02:57). Christmas 1984 features footage of stockings and presents under the tree including a large doll house. There is an extended close up sequence of the interior of the doll house and its contents including a mini Monopoly board game. Brandy opens presents ... continued below

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1 film (34 min.) : si., col. ; standard 8 mm.

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McNeill 1984-10/1985.

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  • Main Title: [The McNeill Family Films, No. 5 - Holidays and Birthdays, 1984-1985]
  • Added Title: Case Label: McNeill 1980s film, reel 1, rolls 1-8
  • Added Title: Item Label: McNeill reel 1, C. 18 Nov., T. 19 Nov.

Description

This home movie documents the daily lives and activities of the McNeill Family including birthdays and holidays. The film begins with Brandy and another child dressed as Garfield and a Care Bear for Halloween (00:00-01:45) for Halloween 1984. Footage of Thanksgiving 1984 includes Pam with her daughter Brandy and guests seated around the dining table for dinner (01:45-02:57). Christmas 1984 features footage of stockings and presents under the tree including a large doll house. There is an extended close up sequence of the interior of the doll house and its contents including a mini Monopoly board game. Brandy opens presents including a Cabbage Patch Doll and guests sit down for Christmas dinner (02:57 - 09:43). Brandy then celebrates her birthday with a Cabbage Patch themed party. She opens presents, blows candles out on her cake, and opens presents including a box from Russell's Department store (09:43-14:28). There are then three different segments of Easter footage featuring Brandy showing off her basket full of Easter Eggs in a backyard, holding a basket and pinwheel in a windy field, and posing in an Easter dress (14:28-18:02). There is then footage of unidentified friends or family members posing in front of a home (18:02-19:02). Pam and her husband bring their new son home from the hospital and footage includes the couple and their daughter Brandy interacting with the newest member of the family (19:02-25:55). Footage also includes family members interacting with dogs and a puppy, brandy riding a bicycle and playing on a swing set, and her brother in a playpen (27:16-30:24). For Halloween 1985, Brandy dressed as Rainbow Brite poses for the camera with a boy dressed as Skeletor and another boy in an unidentified costume (30:24-32:40). The film ends with Brandy and her new baby brother at home (32:40-34:00).

Physical Description

1 film (34 min.) : si., col. ; standard 8 mm.

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  • 1984-10/1985

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  • Dec. 16, 2016, 7:14 p.m.

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  • April 5, 2017, 5:12 p.m.

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McNeill. [The McNeill Family Films, No. 5 - Holidays and Birthdays, 1984-1985], video, 1984-10/1985; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc942609/: accessed October 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Media Library.