Dateline: 7 January 2016 AD
The people in the film (young and old together) are making their own entertainment. They are having a very good time. This is a glimpse into a simple, down-to-earth way of life that is virtually gone. It's something special, for sure.
In the following movie clip, we see the octogenarian, Mr. Lunsford doing a bit of dancing himself. Then he and his wife pay a visit to the home of Bill MacElreath. With a cigarette in his mouth, the nearly-80-year-old MacElreath dances and plays banjo like nobody's business.
Personally, I'd like to know more about Mr. MacElreath's home as shown in the picture. Did he build that remarkable stone house himself? He looks like he was a working man in his day and probably did. I tried to find more information online and came up with this picture of MacElreath in front of his stone home (with a dead rattlesnake)...
In the following clip, we get some insights into Bascom Lamar Lunsford's early days. And we can hear one of the locals tell Bascom (on a narrow country road) how to get to Bill MacElreath's house.
In the following video, David Hoffman tells the story of traveling from Long Island to North Carolina back in 1964 to film the "pure American culture" you see in the living room of Bascom Lamar Lunsford (in the first video above).