Pizza pizza daddy-o

Hawes, Bess Lomax, 1921-2009

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  • Creator Bess Lomax Dawes
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Contributors
  • Publication United States : Anthropology Department, San Fernando Valley State College, 1968.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 film reel (18 min.) : sound, black and white; 16 mm
  • OCLC ocn913543754
  • Credits
    • Director, Bob Eberlein, Bess Lomax Dawes


  • No duplication or public screening without consent of copyright holder.


  • Pizza Pizza Daddy-O looks at continuity and change in girls' playground games at a Los Angeles school. The footage included in this film was taken in December of 1967 on the playground of a school in a Los Angeles black ghetto. The players are a dozen fourth-grade girls (9 to 10 years old). The repertoire of games played by African-American children at this time was highly stable across the country and highly dynamic; new games (usually re-workings or parodies of older ones) appear and disappear, but their essential structure and stylistic characteristics continue to be handed on from one generation of school children to the next.


  • Film print is in excellent condition.
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