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Identifier:

  • 98.21.22 (Source: Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum)

Date produced: 1960

Languages:

English

Length:

1520 ft (1 reel)

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Colour

Sound Notes:

Unknown

Awards/Recognition:

Human Studies Film Archives list of titled amateur works

Description:

"Edited film by Floyd Henry Wells, a retired salesman and a member of the Wally Byam Caravan Club of Airstream trailers, chronicles travel with a Wally Byam club down the Baja Peninsula. Film documents scenic landscapes, road signs and natural wonders along the Baja Pen and scenes of cities, town, churches and markets in Mexico. Film also captures local peoples including Mexican bands and dancers and a bakery with an outdoor stone oven. Some identified locations include Ensenada, Rancho Santa Ynez, El Presidente (motor lodges), Santa Rosalia, Tropic of Cancer, La Paz, Alamos, El Caracol and the Hotel los Portales. Film is narrated by his wife, Ruth Wells, who identifies many of the locations and events depicted with some historic comments or trivia. Wells also comments on various issues of importance to travelling by an Airstream trailer such as water sources and etiquette," Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum.

Resources:

Listed by the Smithsonian as filmed circa 1960s - so the film may not necessarily have been filmed in 1960.

Locations:

  • Baja Peninsula, Mexico (Filming)

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Repository:

Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum