Home movie taken at the Wilkinson family home in Western Springs, Illinois. Bernadine Bailey's nephew, Paul Freeman Wilkinson, can be seen wearing a crown and playing with a toy sword. There is an couple and two other children with Paul, but their relation to the Wilkinson family is unknown.
Film begins with British Merchant Navy ship. Primarily shows blurry footage of Fiji, including a village with thatched roof buildings and new construction. Local children interact with and smile for the camera. A storefront advertises Procera bread. The film then shows a busy intersection in a town - the crowd is diverse with people in traditional and western-style clothes.
Shows the Wilkinson family taking a fishing trip on a lake or river. Includes many shots of the water taken from a motorboat. Bernadine Bailey's nephew, Paul Freeman Wilkinson, is seen rowing a boat. Closes with more footage of the Wilkinson's Scottish terrier playing with a crawdad.
A continuation of the footage from [Frankfurt, Germany 1954] and similar street scenes of the town center of Frankfurt am Main. Footage of rubble and ruins of buildings from World War II. Shows construction and rebuilding near the ruins. Notable landmarks include Alte Oper.
Street scenes of the town center of Frankfurt am Main. Footage of rubble and ruins of buildings from World War II. Shows construction and rebuilding near the ruins. Notable landmarks include St. Catherine's Church. A movie poster for "How to Marry a Millionaire" starring Marilyn Monroe is visible. The film was released in West Germany in 1954.
Home movie of Bailey's trip to Greenland circa 1971. Shows Bailey and Carson Ritchie in a small coastal village. Captures many images of locals, particularly women, performing household and agricultural labor.
Indiana University President Herman B Wells urging people to become members of the campaign committee to support Indiana University. He explains that the support of great universities are the most lasting of all investments. "Universities have a life of their own, that maintains the validity and character of a gift. Whether the gift is for faculty, for scholarships, for research, or facilities, there remains always a reflection of the donor's interest."
Clips of Chicago home movies spanning the mid-to-late 1960's. Begins with a river cruise aboard the Skyline Queen (circa 1968). Follows with footage of Bailey visiting Lilacia Park in Lombard, Illinois, where she films a group of school children. The latter half of the film shows construction on the John Hancock Center over the course of several weeks (circa 1965-1966). Also shows people enjoying a crowded beach in the summertime, sunbathing, and skiing.
Home movie of Bailey's trip to Iceland circa 1971. Shows close-up shots of flowers and trees blooming. Carson Ritchie (Bailey's third husband and travel companion in the early 1970's) and another man crossing a small river (the water is very bright, possibly another geothermal area). Footage taken from a boat sailing down the river.
Home movie of Bailey's trip to Iceland circa 1971. Footage taken from a window of a plane taking off. Glaciers are visible as the plane flies over the Arctic Ocean. Shows Bailey and Ritchie disembarking in Iceland.
Begins with brief footage of unknown children in front of a dilapidated house. Primarily feature the garden in front of the Wilkinson family home in Western Springs. Bailey's nephew, Paul Freeman Wilkinson, plays with some flowers and on a swing set.
A continuation of the home movie footage from [Lake Michigan and Calumet River ca. 1967]. This film focuses more on the river's industrial activity, showing trains, warehouses, and large piles of limestone.
Home movie documenting a day trip to Lake Paradise, near Bailey's hometown of Mattoon, Illinois. Shows many scenes of the lake and people boating and fishing. Ends with the image of a woman working in a corn field by a silo.
Footage documenting Bailey's travels to the Canary Islands circa 1971. Shows the metropolitan area and seaport of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria, including the Don Juan hotel. We see Bailey is traveling with her husband, Carson Ritchie.
Footage of a pilot taking off, shot from inside the aircraft. The camera is positioned on the front of the plane, looking back at the pilot. After doing several stunt tricks in the air, he also demonstrates landing.
Begins with the same woman in a corn field from the end of [Lake Paradise, Illinois ca. 1966] and agricultural workers operating machinery. Also features some footage of Bailey's hometown of Mattoon, Illinois, including the square and The Little Theatre.
Home movie capturing Bailey's hometown of Mattoon. Similar to other films of Bailey's documenting rural Illinois, showing corn fields and oil wells at work. Offers a glimpse of the exterior of the Bailey family home at 1516 Wabash Avenue in Mattoon. Bailey then visits a ranch-style home belonging to an unknown family and tours the garden.
Travelogue documenting Bailey's trips to New Zealand, Indonesia, and Cambodia, 1955-1956. Film begins with footage of people playing cricket in Auckland, the Auckland War Memorial Museum, and people enjoying the beach. In Rotorua, Maori women in traditional dress play instruments and perform a dance. Shows the New Zealand Parliamentary Library and Riddiford Baths in Wellington. Captures diverse landscapes of New Zealand, including beaches, snowy mountains, and geothermal areas. Bailey's mother, Nellie Freeman, accompanies her in New Zealand. Footage of Asia primarily shows small village life and men, women, and children working in fields and doing housework. Bailey captures a large celebration complete with a float that has a Hindu temple spire. Ends with extensive footage of Angkor Wat with close-ups of the art and architectural features.
Home movie of the main street and businesses of Noble, Illinois, including the Noble Milling Company. Shows Bernadine Bailey peeks into a silo, oils wells, and men at work. A man opens a valve and oil pours out as the well pumps.
Paul Freeman Wilkinson's birthday party. Wilkinson is the nephew of Bernadine Bailey through her sister, Joy. A group of young boys sits around a table eating cake and blowing balloons before going outside to play in the yard. The film also features footage of Air Force and commercial planes taking off in an airfield.
Similar content to [Paul's birthday and planes #1--Wilkinson family]. The film begins with footage of Air Force planes and men marching in an airfield. Next the camera captures scenes of a waterway taken from a boat. Cut to Paul Freeman Wilkinson's birthday party. Wilkinson is the nephew of Bernadine Bailey through her sister, Joy. Paul and 3 friends enjoy a picnic. The same larger group of boys from [Paul's birthday and planes #1] is seen playing games in the yard and gathering around the Wilkinson's chicken coop.
Begins with a very brief scene of a child's birthday party. Primarily a home movie of the 1938 Northwestern-University of Illinois football game taken from the stands. Also shows marching bands from both schools and a man performing as Chief Illiniwek, the former University of Illinois mascot.
Footage documenting Bailey's travels to the Canary Islands circa 1971. Shows Bailey and Carson Ritchie riding a camel with a two-seater saddle. Lots of footage of other tourists on camels and along the beach.
Two men dual with flintlock pistols. The dual ends in a draw as both bullets are stopped by a sheet of plexiglass. The commercial then shows plexiglass being used in commercial products and construction.
Home movie of Bailey's trip to Iceland circa 1971. This film shows a visit to Seljalandsfoss and the surrounding landscape. Brief shot of a small bubbling geyser. In Reykjavik, the camera captures the public square Austurvöllur taken from the balcony of the Hotel Borg.
Home movie of Bailey's trip to Iceland circa 1971. This film shows a visit to Skálholt featuring its rural landscape and historic cathedral. Brief shot of girls in traditional Icelandic dress. Next, Bailey and Carson Ritchie visit Gullfoss and pose together in front of the falls.
Bernadine Bailey's sister, Joy, and her nephew, Paul Freeman Wilkinson emerge from the Wilkinson family home in Western Springs, Illinois. Paul is wearing roller skates. He roller skates down the sidewalk with an unknown girl as a collie plays alongside them. Bailey joins her sister, nephew, mother (Nellie Voigt Freeman), and an unknown man (possibly her husband, John Hays Bailey) as the group poses in front of the house. Brief shots of Paul Freeman Wilkinson riding a tricycle and a couple (possibly the Wilkinsons) working in the yard.
Begins with exterior and garden of Valencia Apartments, Bailey's residence in St. Augustine with her second husband, George W. McCord. Bailey and McCord kiss for the camera, then she and her friends walk around the garden.
Footage shot from inside a Stearman aircraft. The camera is positioned on the wing of the plane, as well as on the front, looking back at the pilot. After doing several stunt tricks in the air, he also demonstrates landing.
Footage documenting Bailey's travels to the Canary Islands circa 1971. The film begins with Bailey as the subject - she waves and blows kisses to the camera. We see she is traveling with her husband, Carson Ritchie. He poses outside the Tahiche Club. The camera captures scenes of the coastline with many beach-goers enjoying the sun. Bailey and Ritchie take turns filming each other walking around their hotel.
Home movie footage of a visit to Tempel Farms, home of the Tempel Lipizzan horses. Opens with a sign reading "Tempel Good Luck Farm". Show exterior footage of the stables and other buildings around the farm. Horses can be seen grazing in a pasture. A group in traditional German costume poses for the camera, possibly as part of an event that is taking place.
Footage documenting Bailey's travels to the Canary Islands circa 1971. Shows rock formations in Teide National Park, a local harbor, street scenes in an unknown town. More footage taken from inside a plane, now flying over the water and landing. Ends with views of the ocean taken from a hotel balcony.
Footage documenting Bailey's travels to the Canary Islands circa 1971. Shows geysers and the rocky red landscape of Timanfaya National Park alongside the island's characteristic white buildings. Ends with footage of a local market outside the Church of San Gines, Arrecife.
Travelogue documenting Bailey's trip on the Queen Anna Maria Greek Line in 1965. The ship makes stops in Malta, Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Greece, Turkey, Gibraltar, and Israel. A brief shot of New York City is seen in the middle of the film (it may not have been edited chronologically). Bailey captures extensive footage of local people and street scenes in large cities as well as many people working as fishermen, agricultural workers, and vendors in small markets. Notable landmarks include: St. Paul's Square and Cathedral (Malta), the acropolis at Alexandria, Montaza Palace, Cairo Citadel, Mount of Beatitudes and St. Peter's Church (Israel), the Blue Mosque, Athens acropolis, Achilleion Palace, and São Jorge Castle. Other highlights include Bailey riding a camel in Cairo, feeding a wild monkey in Gibraltar, and a man in a ghutrah disembarking a plane and waving to the crowd in Greece - possibly Saud bin Abdulaziz.
Home movie footage of Bailey's trip to Hawaii circa 1954. She has unidentified travel companions on this trip, another woman and an older man. Begins with footage (some dark) taken from a boat arriving in Honolulu as a crowd well-wishers wave and greet them. Bailey then spends some time posing for the camera while wearing leis and exploring a garden. The camera captures the landscape and people enjoying a local beach.
Very brief home movie documenting Bailey's trip to Hawaii in 1960. Shows the waters of the Pacific taken while cruising in a boat, followed by a brief glimpse of a TWA StarStream 707 plane on a tarmac. The footage is very light and hard to see in some places.
Travelogue documenting Bailey's trip to Hawaii in 1960. Features extensive footage of the 1960 Kapoho eruption and the destruction of buildings and vegetation in the aftermath. Shots of several landmarks, including Kamehameha I statue outside Aliʻiōlani Hale, Iao Needle Point, ruins of Fort Elizabeth, Captain Cook Monument, the Royal Mausoleum, Chamberlain House, Spouting Horn, Prince Kuhio's birthplace, Hulihee Palace, Kaahumanu Church, Queen Emma Summer Palace, and Puowaina Punchbowl Crater. A close-up shows Ernie Pyle's grave marker at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Ends with footage of a luau depicting many traditional dances, men making Kālua pork, and surfing.
Documents Bailey's trip to Mexico circa 1950. Shows footage of the Cascada El Salto de San Antón waterfall, Cuernavaca Cathedral, and the interior of Palacio de Cortes (with murals painted by Diego Rivera). Includes many shots of people swimming in a pool and close-ups of beautiful flowers and foliage. Bailey captures a local market and fishermen at Lake Pátzcuaro. Ends with beach goers swimming and surfing in Acapulco Bay.
Documents Bailey's trip to Mexico circa 1950. Shows merchants selling their wares and local architecture in the city of Puebla, including Puebla Cathedral and the Temple of San Francisco Acatepec. Ends with large groups dancing as part of a celebration, displaying various styles of folk dancing and traditional costume.
Black and white scenes of a market in Norway. People selling fish by a harbor, an old woman buys flowers from a cart. Scenes on a city street and views of the sea. Exterior shots of Borgund Stave Church. Ends with footage of cars being hoisted onto a ship.