ALCF Arthur H Virtue Home Movies Clip 9205 07 11 13 15 18
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- 1980s home movie, 1980s wedding, 1980s wedding reception, 1980s dancing, 1980s family life, 1980s suburban family life, 1970s student film, 1980s Christmas, 1980s gifts, 1980s holiday traditions, 1980s pets, 1980s birthday, 1970s high school, 1970s band, 1970s band practice, 1970s sporting events, Brigantine, 1980s airshow, 1983, 1980s, Northfield, New Jersey, Al Larvick Fund
The Films of Arthur H. Virtue
Descriptions by Jini Virtue Errichetti
This clip (9150-52) is part of the Arthur H. Virtue collection. Arthur H. Virtue is the primary filmmaker in this collection. His daughter, Virginia Errichetti is the current custodian of the family films. This collection was conserved and digitally transferred through a grant awarded to Virginia Errichetti by the Al Larvick Conservation Fund in partnership with its sponsor Pro8mm. For more information about this collection, visit https://www.allarvickfund.org/films-of-arthur-h-virtue/
The mission of the Al Larvick Conservation Fund is to preserve historical and cultural heritage through conservation, education, and the public accessibility of American home & amateur analog audiovisual materials. For more information, visit allarvickfund.org. Please respect the creative commons licensing assigned to this collection.
The main family members captured in this collection are:
Father/Filmmaker: Arthur H Virtue 4/1/1914 - 12/31/1986
Wife/Mother: Virginia Florence Magowan 3/2/1918 - 7/23/2005
Daughter: Lois Jean Virtue
Son: Arthur Magowan Virtue
Nephew: James Albert Virtue
Son: Vance Charles Virtue
Niece: Wendy Martin Virtue
Daughter: Virginia (Jini) Lyn Virtue Errichetti
Others in this footage include Minnie (Wilimina) Leticia Hagen, Arthur’s mother-in-law, Minnie (Wilimina) Leticia Hagen and Martha Agnes Kennedy 1874-1960, Arthur’s mother. Additional family members include Arthur’s grandchildren, Vicki, David, Lynn, and Diane. Arthur’s hometown was Northfield, New Jersey, a small town not far from Atlantic City where he worked on the boardwalk.
Collection title: The Films of Arthur H. Virtue
Original format: Super 8 & 8mm film, color, black & white, silent.
Digital format: Footage captured at a standard definition format of 720 x 486 resolution.
Collection size: Approx. 8000ft
Circa: mid 1950s - mid 1980s
Arthur enjoyed “playing around with film and photography,” often shooting trick shots and animating objects and titles for his film. He built a darkroom in the cellar and would often experiment with double exposures and overlays. He also inadvertently became a historical filmmaker as he documented his time working in Atlantic City during the 30’s – 70’s and the many trips the family would take to New York City, Philadelphia, and other areas along the eastern seaboard. He built a frame to hold his Super 8 camera and would shoot miles of the highway as he drove.
1983. (0:08) The BEGINNING of Jini’s wedding reception. The camera pans over the tables, tents and guests in the outdoor reception area. Joni walks out in her dress with her bouquet of flowers. (0:51) The guests begin to seat themselves at the tables. (1:11) The camera pans over the front table where Jini and others are seated. (1:28) More shots of the guests. (1:41) Guests begin to grab food at one of the tables. (1:55) Jini dances with her husband. (2:12) The bride and groom dance with the parents. (2:45) Everyone dances to some rock and roll. (3:04) Cutting the cake.
(3:29) Christmas 1983. Cousin Wendy is one the couch. (3:45) Virginia looks over at the camera. (3:54) Wendy rips a present open. (4:06) Virginia sits on the couch. (4:11) Wendy opens a new dress from Sears. (4:37) Wendy shows another gift to the camera. (4:46) Shadow rips open a new squeaky toy. (5:02) We see Jini’s little cousin who is 2, receiving a lot of attention. A toy train goes around a track on the floor. (5:24) The cousin sits next to a Sit n’ Spin box (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sit_%27n_Spin). (5:39) Lois and her family arrive. (6:02) More presents being opened by all the family (one of them holds a small dog). (6:51) The dining table is fully set. (6:58) The family is seated at the table (Jini still has the china).
(7:34) Now we are at Jini’s 25th birthday in January of 1984. She is still wearing her casino uniform from work. Virginia brings in a cake and Jini blows out the candles. (8:20) Jini dances around with her baby cousin. (8:27) Jini opens her presents on the couch.
(10:18) These are shots Jini did while she was still in high school in 1977. She believes it was shown at the senior Band Banquet. “I can’t wait to show this at our 40th reunion this year,” writes Jini. This is a shot of the football table. (10:30) Somebody catches a football. (10:31) Exterior shot of Mainland Regional High School with the caption “A Look Inside the Band.” (10:42) Two students with pom moms goof around. (10:48) Another exterior shot: “MRHS: 76-77.” (10:51) Various quick shots of the band on the football field. (11:23) A trumpet player in the stands. (11:30) More shots of the band on the field. (11:51) The band practicing in the band room. (12:00) Band walks out onto the field and plays around with their instruments and goofing around in front of the camera. (13:11) A bunch of band members do a pratfall. (13:27) The band all take a bow. (13:33) A sign “Heels, Leg Life, Go Get ‘Em.” (13:35) Somebody steps through the sign and a cardboard box. (13:44) The band marches and falls. (14:07) More band members falling on the ground. (14:19) The band performing is intercut with someone in a cape running. (14:47) The band members prepare their uniforms and instruments. (15:27) The band is clapping in the stands. (15:37) The football team gets hyped up in the field. (15:45) The band is in the school bus. (15:54) The band practices marching before trampling a man with a keyboard and attacking him with a flag. (16:26) Shot of the bleachers. (16:35) A shot of Jini and then the end credits: “Produced by Jini Virtue…The End.” (16:44) Quick shot of a tractor. (16:47) Quick montage of faces of the band members.
(17:08) Quick shot of Jini’s youngest niece dancing. (17:10) A long, overexposed clip of another airshow. There’s a sea of people looking up at the sky.
(20:28) Fuzzy footage of a volleyball game. (20:53) A girl shows off her gymnastic skills in the gym. (21:07) More volleyball footage. (21:16) Someone standing in front of a stage. (21:20) Some closeups of Jini and her friends in school. Jini is in some sort of costume. (21:30) Shot of Jini’s boyfriend (not the one she married).
(21:35) Dashboard camera of the road. (21:40) Shot of the inside of Jini’s boyfriend’s van. They are en route to Brigantine where his family had a summer place. (21:50) Dashboard cam of the road into town. Brigantine is right next to Atlantic City and is where Jini lived with her first husband. (22:04) The enter town and pass by a Mobil gas station and lighthouse type building. (22:21) Stuffed animal dog on the dashboard. (22:25) Jini sitting on the couch. (22:33) Jini’s boyfriend’s mother with a vacuum. (22:55) Shot of the beach. (23:16) Jini’s photographer driving a car (Jini was trying to break into modeling).
(23:23) Shot of the football field. (23:33) Shot of a broadcaster filming the game in the stands. (23:39) Shot of a parking lot and then darkness for a while.
(24:27) Close-up shots of Jini’s nieces and nephews in a living room. (24:51) Arthur takes the reigns of the camera and films another airshow. We see a variety of planes parked for exhibition while crowds flock around them. (26:05) A jet takes off and remains stationary in the sky and lands back on the ground. (27:42) More shots of airshow-goers.
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