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Item : LEG1773.2 - Bing Crosby in Vancouver, edited broadcast

Bing Crosby in Vancouver, edited broadcast [sides 1-6] Bing Crosby in Vancouver, edited broadcast [sides 7-8]

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Bing Crosby in Vancouver, edited broadcast

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AM68-: LEG1773.2

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  • 1948 (Creation)

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1 audio reel (34 min.) : 9.5 cm/sec, 2 track, mono ; 12.7 cm

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Original discs were sent to the B.C. Archives due to preservation concerns. The BC Archives transferred the contents of the discs to two tracks on one audio reel. The discs and reel were returned to City of Vancouver Archives in 2012.

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Item is a copy reel created from original discs containing a recording of an edited broadcast of Bing Crosby in Vancouver. The recording documents Bing Crosby visit to Vancouver for the sod-turning ceremony at the Sunset Community Centre, CJOR announcer Dorwin Baird at Great Northern Station, Crosby's appearance at train station, Crosby's speech at City Hall. The following day: Crosby sings "Blues in the Night", ceremony at Sunset Centre where Crosby sings "Blue Skies" and the turning of first sod.

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Copy was created from four audio discs containing recordings on eight sides with the identifiers: LEG543.14.1, LEG543.14.2, LEG543.14.3, LEG543.14.4, LEG543.14.5, LEG543.14.6, LEG543.14.7 and LEG543.14.8.

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Aluminum audio discs

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Access to physical items are restricted due to conservation and preservation concerns.

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  • Box: 707-B-05