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Bing Goes Bang - In Vancouver
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- Moving images
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Canada Paramount News
- Statements of responsibility: Canada Paramount News was a subsidiary of the American company Paramount News. It offered news reel editions with Canadian content once a week until it was dissolved in 1957.
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- Year derived from Bing Crosby's visit to Vancouver.
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1 film reel (1 min., 35 sec.; 43.5 m) : nitrate, b&w, sound, optical ; 35 mm
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Item is a newsreel film documenting Bing Crosby's visit to Vancouver in 1948. The film contains footage of Bing Crosby at City Hall receiving the Key to the City from Alderman J.D. Cornett; performing at Sunset Community Centre site and turning the sod at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new building; attending a Squamish First Nations ceremony at the Forum where he was made "Chief of Thunder Voice"; and playing golf at the Capilano Golf Club.
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The narrator of the newsreel is Canadian Winston Barron, who also covered the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and the homecoming of Canadian figure skating champion Barbara Ann Scott.
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DVD, MPEG2 file, Digital Betacam
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Original film is not available for viewing.
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Film was recovered from a time capsule in the Centre prior to its demolition.
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