Itinerant filmmakers in South Carolina
Kunkleman, H. C. (Creator)
Waters, H. Lee (Creator)
Parisher, Don (Creator)
1920 - 1980
Itinerant filmmaking was a vibrant American tradition in the first half of the 20th century. Its practitioners would travel to a city or town, film its citizens, and then project the developed footage in a local movie theater for a modest fee. School children and local businesses were favorite subjects. Over the years, MIRC has acquired several examples of the genre documenting South Carolina communities in the 1930s and early 1940s, including a handful of films by the celebrated North Carolina-based filmmaker, H. Lee Waters.
Portions of this collection may be viewed online; the remainder may be accessed upon request.
City and town life--South Carolina.
Mills and mill-work--South Carolina.
Outdoor recreation--South Carolina.
School children--South Carolina.