Thursday, December 3, 2009

Bess Lomax Hawes

image from Pizza Pizza Daddy-O

The recent death of folklorist Bess Lomax Hawes brings to mind her documentary films, such as Pizza Pizza Daddy-O (1968). This short 16 mm film is a straightforward documentation of 4th grade girls on a school playground and their repertory of singing games. The film is available to watch at, accompanied by notes and a transcript.
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