[Hill Family Films, No. 1 - Life With the Hill Family, 1954-1955]

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This home movie documents the daily lives and activities of the Roy E. Hill family during December 1954 through March 1955. A title card introduces the film as "filmed an edited by Roy E. Hill." The film begins with footage of the Hill family at home during December 1954 including Mrs. Hill doing dishes, Roy Hill with the family cat, and the family eating dinner. A title card reads "The Henry's" (02:05) and is followed by footage of a group of people with a baby and children roller skating, flying a kite, and flying a model airplane in a front ... continued below

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1 film (15 min., 26 sec.) : si., col. ; standard 8 mm.

Creation Information

Hill, Roy E. 1954-12/1955-03.

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  • Main Title: [Hill Family Films, No. 1 - Life With the Hill Family, 1954-1955]
  • Added Title: [The Roy E. Hill Family Films, No. 1 - Life With the Hill Family, 1954-1955]

Description

This home movie documents the daily lives and activities of the Roy E. Hill family during December 1954 through March 1955. A title card introduces the film as "filmed an edited by Roy E. Hill." The film begins with footage of the Hill family at home during December 1954 including Mrs. Hill doing dishes, Roy Hill with the family cat, and the family eating dinner. A title card reads "The Henry's" (02:05) and is followed by footage of a group of people with a baby and children roller skating, flying a kite, and flying a model airplane in a front yard. The film then shows a family in a home decorated for the Christmas holiday. Family members pose for the camera and Mrs. Hill combs her hair in front of a mirror. The title card "X-Mas Morning 1954" (06:33) is followed by footage of presents in front of a Christmas tree and family opening gifts. The title card "New Years at the Walker's 1955" (10:23) is followed by footage of people dancing, drinking and socializing on New Year's Eve. The card "Filmed and Edited by Roy E. Hill 1955" (12:08) is followed by footage of a model train set and title cards describing the train as a "Cattle Trail H-O Gauge Model." A title card, "March Cool and Windy" (13:37) is followed by footage of Roy Hill removing nails from pieces of wood, Mrs. Hill sitting outside with the cat, and Gary Hill riding a bicycle. The film ends with a card that reads "Lights on Please!" (15:15).

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1 film (15 min., 26 sec.) : si., col. ; standard 8 mm.

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Spotlight on North Texas

The digitized materials include home movies, television news footage, and photographs. This project was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage grant program.

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  • 1954-12/1955-03

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  • Dec. 16, 2016, 7:14 p.m.

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  • April 12, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

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Hill, Roy E. [Hill Family Films, No. 1 - Life With the Hill Family, 1954-1955], video, 1954-12/1955-03; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc942755/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Media Library.