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Motion Picture MP2014-22

Daniel Family Vacations and Celebrations, c. 1969

Administrative Information

Original Format(s)
Motion Picture
Footage
465 feet
Running Time
26 minutes 42 seconds
Film Gauge
8mm
Sound
silent
Color
Color
Produced by
E. Clifton Daniel, Jr.
Restrictions
Unrestricted
Received
Margaret Truman Daniel and E. Clifton Daniel Papers
Description

This silent home movie shows various scenes of Daniel family activities, c. 1969. It shows family members William Wallace Daniel, Thomas Washington Daniel, Harrison Gates Daniel, Clifton Truman Daniel, Clifton Daniel, and Margaret Truman Daniel: at Point 'O Woods, New York, on a boat; visiting "Alice's House;" at the beach where lifeguards rescue a boy; wearing curly blond wigs; taking swimming lessons; swimming in the ocean. At the Daniel apartment, playing with toys; celebrating William's birthday. A visit to Philadelphia, Gettysburg, and Duquesne Works (US Steel) in Pennsylvania. Quick glimpse of shoveling snow at the Truman Home in Independence, Missouri. Back at the beach, they swim, gather shells, ride bikes, play tennis, show off a pet white bunny, a seaplane arrives and departs. Back at the Daniel apartment, celebrating Christmas: toys galore, a tree, family dinner. Plane ride, presumably to Independence, Missouri, to visit grandparents Bess Truman and Harry S. Truman--a brief shot of their arrival in the backyard. Back at the Daniel apartment, Harrison gets a bike for his birthday. Visit to Orlando, Florida and Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom.

At two points, Clifton Truman Daniel and his friend Paul Lowerre pose as they ready themselves with Frankenstein and Wolf Man makeup; similarly they don fedoras and re-enact gangster scenes on the sidewalks of New York. See MP2014-20 for the resulting movie.

Date(s)
ca.
1969
Available Format(s)
Motion Picture

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Moving Image Type
Motion Picture

Shot List

00:00    Harrison Gates Daniel and Thomas Washington Daniel on boat with unidentified persons.  
00:10    View of pier from boat.
00:28    Sign: “Alice’s House”
00:30    Harrison Gates Daniel and Margaret Truman Daniel on pier.  
00:34    Harrison Gates Daniel on beach.
00:38    Unidentified man and woman at beach.
00:52    Thomas Washington Daniel held by a nanny.
00:55    Clifton Truman Daniel and William Wallace Daniel view American flag flying on pole.
01:02    Thomas Washington Daniel and Harrison Gates Daniel on beach.  They are seen talking to unidentified people.
01:27    Police vehicle passes through beach.
01:30    Margaret Truman Daniel relaxing on beach with Thomas Washington Daniel and unidentified young woman.
01:46    Clifton Truman Daniel and William Wallace Daniel walking across beach with back packs.
01:50    Harrison Gates Daniel half buried in sand in beach.
02:03    Lifeguards rushing into ocean, they save a young boy.02:24    Thomas Washington Daniel outside beach house.  Margaret Truman Daniel opens door for him.
02:36    Clifton Daniel on bicycle.
02:41    Harrison Gates Daniel and Thomas Washington Daniel on beach with other children.
02:49    Margaret Truman Daniel with Harrison Gates Daniel on beach.
02:54    Margaret Truman Daniel helps children build sand castle.
03:00    Harrison Gates Daniel, Thomas Washington Daniel and unknown young woman fly kites.
03:16    Unknown woman filming scenes with handheld movie camera.
03:18    Clifton Daniel and Margaret Truman Daniel take turns pulling wagon on pier.
03:22    View of boat marked “Point o’ Woods V / New York”
03:24    Boatman with Margaret Truman Daniel loading luggage from cart on to boat.
03:32    View of boat departing from pier.
03:38    Harrison Gates Daniel wears curly blond wig, which Margaret Truman Daniel combs.
03:41    Thomas Washington Daniel wears curly blond wig.
03:46    Margaret Truman Daniel tries on blond wig.
03:48    Sea plane lands on Fire Island.
03:52    Thomas Washington Daniel and Harrison Gates Daniel on beach and pier with other children.
05:08    View of sailboats in distance.
05:11    Thomas Washington Daniel on tricycle.
05:16    Thomas Washington Daniel on beach.
05:23    View of helicopter.
05:29    Swimmers in ocean, close-up of Clifton Daniel and Harrison Gates Daniel.
05:50    Thomas Washington Daniel with Margaret Truman Daniel on beach.
05:58    Margaret Truman Daniel and Thomas Washington Daniel wading in ocean.
06:05    Clifton Truman Daniel and Thomas Washington Daniel wading in ocean.
06:15    Paul Lowerre (friend of Clifton Truman Daniel), poses near a closet and is seen combing his hair in bathroom.
06:36    Clifton Truman Daniel poses near closet.
06:42    Clifton Truman Daniel near closet in Frankenstein makeup.
06:48    Close-ups of  Thomas Washington Daniel and Harrison Gates Daniel outside the Daniel apartment in New York.
06:55    Harrison Gates Daniel poses with stuffed lion in living room of Daniel apartment
07:00    William Wallace Daniel carries chocolate birthday cake with lit candles and places it on table in front of Harrison Gates Daniel, who blows out candles.  Margaret Truman Daniel and Thomas Washington Daniel are also seen.
07:39    Old Bookbinder shop, Philadelphia.
07:45    View of Philadelphia Exchange building and historic marker.
07:50    View of the First Bank of the United States and historic marker.
07:56    View of Treasury Row, Philadelphia, and historic marker.
08:00    Margaret Truman Daniel, Clifton Truman Daniel and William Wallace Daniel are seen touring historic sites in Philadelphia, including Independence Hall.
09:28    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – views of monuments and battlefield markers.
09:55    William Wallace Daniel and Clifton Truman Daniel are seen walking to top of observation tower at Gettysburg.
10:00    More views of the Gettysburg battlefield.
11:22    Scenic views from automobile approaching Iron Works.
11:34    Sign: “Duquesne Works, USS, United States Steel”
11:36    Margaret Truman Daniel, William Wallace Daniel, and Clifton Truman Daniel (in hardhats and overcoats) are seen touring the Duquesne Iron Works.
11:46    Scenic views of Iron Works.
11:49    Winter view. Clifton Truman Daniel near basement entrance of the Truman Home in Independence, Missouri.  He is seen shoveling snow.
12:07    Clifton Truman Daniel and William Wallace Daniel, in fedora hats, on sidewalks of New York, with other boys in costume.  They enact gangster roles.

12:35    Views of Daniel family on the beach, with Paul Lowerre, friend of Clifton Truman Daniel.
12:58    Unknown woman is seen leaving beach cottage.
13:08    Thomas Washington Daniel is seen sliding down banister of porch steps.
13:16    Daniel family at outdoor table.
13:23    View of crowded beach.
13:27    Views of sea shells.
13:29    Thomas Washington Daniel, Harrison Gates Daniel, Clifton Truman Daniel and William Wallace Daniel together at beach. 
13:38    William Wallace Daniel on bike.
13:41    Thomas Washington Daniel on bike.
14:10    Clifton Truman Daniel cleaning sea shells.
14:16    Clifton Daniel with Thomas Washington Daniel and Harrison Gates Daniel wearing church suits.
14:19    Harrison Gates Daniel wrapped in beach towel.
14:25    Close-up of American flag over beach.
14:28    Unknown man walking on beach.
14:31    Views of beach.
14:51    Thomas Washington Daniel on training bike.
14:58    View of water tower.
15:03    View of tennis game – Clifton Daniel and William Wallace Daniel with unidentified boys
15:18    Close-up of a pet rabbit, in cage.
15:25    Close-ups of Thomas Washington Daniel outside beach cottage, he’s dressed as a pirate.
15:34    Harrison Gates Daniel at pier.
16:14    Ocean views –  Clifton Daniel, Harrison Gates Daniel and Thomas Washington Daniel are seen.
17:14    Pet rabbit, in cage.
17:24    Various beach views.
17:35    Plane departing.
17:55    Thomas Washington Daniel and Harrison Gates Daniel on beach.
18:03    View of Christmas tree, at Daniel apartment, with presents.
18:35    Harrison Gates Daniel, Thomas Washington Daniel and Margaret Truman Daniel walk down stairs Christmas morning and view presents.  William Wallace Daniel and Clifton Truman Daniel are also seen.
19:11    Margaret Truman Daniel, seated at table, opens small present.  It is a wristwatch.
19:20    Harrison Gates Daniel plays with presents.
19:26    Margaret Truman Daniel displays wristwatch.
19:30    Clifton Truman Daniel with new phonograph.  He plays an LP record.
19:49    Thomas Washington Daniel and Harrison Gates Daniel play with presents.
20:22    The Daniel family is seated at table for Christmas Dinner.
20:30    The Daniel family is seen outside apartment building with luggage.
20:35    Harrison Gates Daniel and Th