[Hill Family Films, No. 2 - Life with the Hill Family, 1955]

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This home movie documents the daily lives and activities of the Roy E. Hill family in early 1955 through July 1955. The film includes title cards and begins with a card that reads “The Norman’s 1955” and a card indicating the movie was “filmed and edited by Roy E. Hill.” Footage includes children playing on a swing set, adults gardening, and a sunset (00:00-01:12). A title card reads “Sterline & A.P. Joyner” (01:12) and includes footage of adults and children in a house (01:12-01:37). A title card reads “Ft. Worth Zoo March 2, 1955” (01:37) and includes footage of the ... continued below

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1 film (16 min., 11 sec..) : sil., col. ; standard 8 mm

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Hill, Roy E. 1955-03-02/1955-07-02.

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This home movie documents the daily lives and activities of the Roy E. Hill family in early 1955 through July 1955. The film includes title cards and begins with a card that reads “The Norman’s 1955” and a card indicating the movie was “filmed and edited by Roy E. Hill.” Footage includes children playing on a swing set, adults gardening, and a sunset (00:00-01:12). A title card reads “Sterline & A.P. Joyner” (01:12) and includes footage of adults and children in a house (01:12-01:37). A title card reads “Ft. Worth Zoo March 2, 1955” (01:37) and includes footage of the Hill family observing animals including elephants and birds at the Fort Worth Zoo (01:37-03:38). A title card reads “Gary in the Bath ad Out” (03:38). Footage of this portion of the film was removed from the online streaming version due to privacy concerns. A title card reads “E.Hill in his backyard April ‘55” and includes footage of family members posing for the camera and a boy swinging a golf club (03:42-04:29). A title card reads “A Visit with the J. R. Begrins April ‘55” (04:29) and includes footage of a people in a house posing for the camera and objects including a record player and television set (04:29-06:01). ). A title card reads “Pictures of Frank Begrin April ’55” (06:01) and includes footage of a family posing for and talking to the camera, a meal eaten inside a house, flowers, cacti, and a dog (06:01-09:37). A series of title cards read “Backyard Antics” (09:37) “Featuring Joann, Garry Owen, Koenig and Tennis Ball” (09:40) “Spring 1955” (09:43) and is followed by footage of Joann Hill playing with her son Gary Owen (09:37-10:48). A title card reads “Jack Lindsey and Children” (10:49) and includes footage of man with two young children (10:49-11:08) and airplanes (11:08-11:22). A title car reads, “McKenzie’s Home May 1955” (11:24) and features footage of a family outside a home and a man taking a picture of the cameraman (11:24-12:53). A title card reads “Family Gathering June 1955” (12:53) and includes family members socializing outdoors (12:53-14:06). A series of title cards read “Lights on Please!” (14:06), “Boating with the Atnips July 2, 1955” (14:09) and “Lake Texoma” (14:11-16:11). The film ends with footage of the family enjoying recreational water sports such as skiing, swimming, and boating on Lake Texoma (14:11-16:11).

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1 film (16 min., 11 sec..) : sil., col. ; standard 8 mm

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Spotlight on North Texas

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  • 1955-03-02/1955-07-02

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  • Dec. 16, 2016, 7:14 p.m.

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  • July 24, 2017, 8:46 p.m.

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  • 32.725321, -97.355633
  • 33.89468, -96.674504

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Hill, Roy E. [Hill Family Films, No. 2 - Life with the Hill Family, 1955], video, 1955-03-02/1955-07-02; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc942621/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Media Library.