Re: Jump Rope Video Search

Daniel Bickley (
Fri, 24 Jan 1997 10:19:30 -0800

We distribute "Pizza Pizza Daddy-O" (pretty good guess on the spelling,
Dan!). It is a "classic" black-and-white ethnographic documentary made in
1969. Here's a brief annotation:

"Provides a fascinating and historically important anthropological and
folkloric record of eight unrehearsed and unstaged singing and jump-roping
games played by fourth-grade African-American girls on a school playground
in Los Angeles."

It was made by Bess Lomax Hawes, who was a pioneer in filming aspects of
traditional African-American culture in the 50s and 60s. We currently sell
vhs copies of the title for $95, and rent it for $45.

If you're interested in a brochure listing it and other titles on African
and African-American studies, I'd be happy to send one to you if you email
me directly with your full mailing address. Otherwise you can simply order
"Pizza Pizza Daddy-O" from our booking dept. by calling 510-642-0460 or
faxing 510-643-9271.

Best regards,

Daniel Bickley
University of California Extension
Center for Media and Independent Learning
2000 Center Street, Fourth Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
510-642-1340; fax 510-643-9271
>Has anyone ever heard of a video about jumping/skipping rope called,
>"Pizza Pizza, Daddio"? I may not have the spelling correct on "daddio",
>maybe it's dadio or daddyo, anyway, I can't find any such title and all
>I've got to go on is an voice mail reference request for such a title on
>Any help is, as always, greatly appreciated.
>Dan Donnelly
>Library Manager
>Multimedia Consultant
>Learning Resources Center Digital Media Center
>612.624.6536 612.625.5055
>Fax: 612.625.5525