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Item : MI-339 - Dragon Parade 1958

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Dragon Parade 1958

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AM1563-: MI-339

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  • 18 May 1958 (Authorship)
    Quan, Joe
    Vancouver (B.C.)
    Film stock date is 1958

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1 film reel (10 min., 55 sec. ; 89 m) : acetate, original, [18 fps], reversal, col., si. ; 16 mm

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Item is an amateur film of the 1958 Chinatown Dragon Parade. The film includes views of spectators lined up along the parade route, buildings and signs for businesses along Pender Street, and cars and groups participating in the parade. Footage includes many shots of men in a large dragon costume, the Vancouver Fire Department Band, and the Chinese Freemasons and Chinese Community School floats.

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Mild warping. There is a slight scratch from 98’28 to 98’29 on the base side of the film. Perforation damage from 9’23 to 9’29. There is edge damage near the tail from 291’31 to 291’35; the edge appears to warping. The film is bent right at the tail at 293’12. Ferrotyping is mostly noticeable at the head.

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New double perforated film has been tape spliced to the head and tail.

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Film speed is undetermined. It is an amateur silent film from 1960, and it could have been filmed at a speed slower than 24 fps.

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  • Freezer: F13-F-48
  • Box: 726-C-05
  • Box: 708-C-05