Chapel Hill (N.C.), 1941 (Reel 1)

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The shot list for this film was created by library staff from another version of the footage. The sequence of events identified in the shot list should be accurate, but the timestamps are not.

Collection: H. Lee Waters Collection
Tape: Chapel Hill 16mm, b/w, silent, 10mins
Town: Chapel Hill, NC
Theater: The Hollywood Theatre
Dates: April 16 -17, 1941
Film Quality: Good
Note: Whole tape focuses on African American Community

00:01:20 - FIRST IMAGE - graphic Agfa 1941
00:01:22 - Flyer announcing "Movies of Local People"
00:01:39 - Hollywood Theater building
00:01:53 - Pan of black men and boys standing outside of theatre
00:02:00 - Black men in suits play fighting
00:02:19 - Black women dressed up exiting a shop
00:02:25 - Black men and women socialize on streets
00:03:02 - Black men and women in the neighborhood
00:03:30 - Black men in a workplace
00:03:37 - Black men working on a car in a yard
00:03:50 - Black men cutting timber
00:04:00 - Black men, women and children in the neighborhood
00:04:50 - Black child performing for camera OVEREXPOSED
00:05:00 - Black children laughing for camera
00:05:25 - Black children and youths play fighting and dancing
00:06:00 - Black women pushing carriage of white child
00:06:45 - Black man polishing chrome on car outside of church
00:07:00 - Black cook in kitchen
00:07:15 - Black school children walking toward camera
00:07:41 - Black girls riding bikes
00:07:50 - Close up of black children
00:08:40 - pan of black children and teachers in school yard
00:08:55 - Black children walking line past the camera
00:09:35 - Group shots of black children in front of school
00:10:10 - LAST IMAGE black children in front of schools

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  • Description
    This film is part of a series of films taken by H. Lee Waters titled Movies of Local People. The series captures residents of small towns across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia between 1936 and 1942. Digitized from Betacam SP. The shot list for this film was created by library staff from another version of the footage. The sequence of events identified in the shot list should be accurate, but the timestamps are not.
  • Copyright & Usage
    The materials in the H. Lee Waters Film Collection are made available for use in research, teaching and private study. Materials from this collection may not be used for any commercial purpose without prior permission from Duke University. All copyrights that exist in this material have not been transferred to Duke University. When use is made of these materials, it is the responsibility of the user to obtain additional permissions as necessary and to observe the stated access policy, the laws of copyright and the educational fair use guidelines.
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