[Hill Family Films, No. 8 - Life with the Hill Family, 1955-1956]

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This home movie documents the daily lives and activities of the Roy E. Hill family in 1955-1956. The film begins with no visible image (00:00-00:24) and a visit from a couple and their daughter (00:24-00:40). A title card reads "The Big Deer Hunt" "Nov. 55" (00:40) and is followed by footage of men at a campsite shooting, posing with rifles, chopping wood, eating, and a bloody foot (03:50-04:13). A title card reads "Dam Tuttle" (04:13) and is followed by footage of a man walking into a house, other houses, and bird (04:13-04:37). A title card includes a calendar page for ... continued below

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1 film (21 min., 15 sec.) : si., col. ; standard 8 mm.

Creation Information

Hill, Roy E. 1955/1956.

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  • Main Title: [Hill Family Films, No. 8 - Life with the Hill Family, 1955-1956]
  • Added Title: Case Label: #11 Bonnie&Dick, Zoo, Labor day at Texoma, Ina’s Picnic, Spring 1956- Spring 1957

Description

This home movie documents the daily lives and activities of the Roy E. Hill family in 1955-1956. The film begins with no visible image (00:00-00:24) and a visit from a couple and their daughter (00:24-00:40). A title card reads "The Big Deer Hunt" "Nov. 55" (00:40) and is followed by footage of men at a campsite shooting, posing with rifles, chopping wood, eating, and a bloody foot (03:50-04:13). A title card reads "Dam Tuttle" (04:13) and is followed by footage of a man walking into a house, other houses, and bird (04:13-04:37). A title card includes a calendar page for "December 25" and "1955" and is followed by footage of the Hill family celebrating Christmas. Much of this footage is underexposed and an image is difficult to see (04:37-14:40). A title card reads "Snow Jan. 18, 1956" and is followed by footage of a snow-covered neighborhood, a snowman, and children playing in the snow (14:40-16:45). This segment is followed by a series of title cards--"The End" (16:45), "R.E. Hill Presents," (16:47) and "A Family Fun Feature" (16:49)--and concludes with footage of the Hills feeding ducks, fishing, and boating(16:49-21:15).

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1 film (21 min., 15 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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  • 1955/1956

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  • Dec. 16, 2016, 7:14 p.m.

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  • July 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.

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Hill, Roy E. [Hill Family Films, No. 8 - Life with the Hill Family, 1955-1956], video, 1955/1956; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc942798/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Media Library.