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Urban Safari Films Inc. - NTSC

Item is part one of two of Digital NTSC Master. Full Circle and G.L.A.S.S. Films; a Reto Salembeni film; David Naughton, Linda Kash, Jay Brazeau, Donnelly Rhodes, Andrea Nemeth, Teryl Rothery, David Palffy, Rebecca Toolan, Adriana Tripa, Barry Pepper, Charles Seigal; Executive producers Michael Collier and Reto Salimbeni; Line producer R. Earl Peturson; Casting Akiko Morison (Canada) and Kathy Henderson (USA); Art direction Peter Hinton; Costume designer David Lisle; Music composed and conducted by Brahm Wenger; Editor Jana Fritsch; Director of Photography Vic Sarin; Story by Reto Salimbeni; Screenplay by James J Desmarais, Alison Rosenfeld Desmarais, and PJ Reece; Producer Michael Collier; Director Reto Salimbeni.

Yaletown Entertainment

Stanley Park - Winter Skate - New Immigrant Arrived Airport

Item is a home movie which pictures Lions Gate Bridge from the Stanley Park side, the view from Coal Harbour, and outdoor skating and tennis in Lost Lagoon and/or Beaver Lake in the wintertime. The second half features immigrants disembarking at Vancouver airport, exiting United Air Lines' customs and immigrations and taking photographs. Lew Parry's Steet Metal Worker's Local 280 float sculpture is briefly filmed.

Segment titles as indicated on the original film leader are: Stanley Park + Harbour; Winter Skates; Harry; Nov Mel + Party; New Immigrant Arrives in Van. airport; Jean Chin Poy Lin; Mrs Chin Hong + Mrs. Chiu; Nen + Bing Chin; Go See Yow and Poon's Goddaughter.

PFA Tape #1

Item is a videocassette containing recordings of a Vancouver Civic Grants Review meeting, two news reports covering the 1990 Vancouver Pride Parade, a U.S. panel on AIDS recorded from television, the production “Wagner: Episode 4” recorded from KCTS 9 Seattle and the documentary “The AIDS Show: Artists Involved with Death and Survival” recorded from KCTS 9 Seattle.

(00:00:00 – 00:50:51)
The council meeting begins with the Civic Grants Review 1987 and shows speakers addressing Vancouver City Council to advocate for funds. Speakers include: Ms. Agney (Vancouver Rape Relief Society), Michael Woods (Downtown Eastside Youth Activities Society), Ann Taylor (Alcuin Society), Richard Lenaire ([Anna] Dance Theatre), Lorraine Adams (Assembly of B.C. Arts Council), T.A. Hebst (Friends of Chamber Music), Brenda Taylor (Native Indian Youth Advisory Society), Lorrain Aspden (Caravan Stage Company), Gretchen Haywire (O.H. Lettuce B. Fools of Society), Mr. Gordon (United Caribbean Cultural Society), Hugh Pickett and Hannah Fisher (Vancouver Film Festival). Government representatives include: Donald Bellamy, Libby Davies, May Brown, Gordon Campbell, Harry Rankin, Marguerite Ford, W. Yee and Michael Harcourt.
The meeting ends with delegations for Pride Festival Association parade and a presentation by Malcolm Crane to council regarding the parade route.

(00:50:52 – 00:55:11)
This news coverage by Kate Corcoran for First News contains footage of the 1990 Vancouver Pride Parade and contains interviews with James Mason (Vancouver), Jim Bellafy (New Westminster), Al. D. (Seattle), Mike Morris (Vancouver) and Michael Arsenault (Persons with AIDS float representative).

(00:55:12 – 00:57:30)
This is unidentified news coverage of the 1990 Vancouver Pride Parade. The report includes footage of the parade and interviews with attendees and participants.

(00:57:31 – 01:53:08)
No content, black screen.

(01:53:09 – 02:15:52)
This portion of the tape contains a program recorded from television entitled “AIDS: In search of a miracle” part of a series “Managing our miracles: health care in America” by Columbia University and originally broadcast on PBS.

(02:15:53 – 03:12:35)
This segment of the tape is a recording from KCTS 9 of a Great Performances presentation of “Wagner: Episode 4”.

(03:12:36 – 04:15:49)
This portion of the tape contains a KCTS 9 Seattle presentation of the documentary “The AIDS Show: Artists Involved with Death and Survival”. The documentary was created and directed by Rob Epstein and Peter Adair. The documentary focuses on the Theatre Rhinoceros production of “The AIDS Show” and the HIV/AIDS crisis in San Francisco.

(04:15:50 – 04:20:51)
This portion of the tape contains footage of an unidentified Vancouver City Council meeting.

Prism Tape #1

Item is a videocassette containing eight episodes of Prism from 1990 to 1991. Prism, the gay and lesbian community affairs television program, was a production of the Pride Festival Association and West End Neighbourhood Television.

(00:00:00 – 00:29:15)
The June 1990 episode opens with footage from above the Lion’s Gate Bridge. The episode is hosted by Malcolm Crane and he interviews Gary Penny and Vince Mannis from Vancouver’s Pride Festival Association, as well the co-chairs of the South Florida Pride Committee Mark Canterbury and Bob Vernacky from Ft. Lauderdale. Topics discussed include Pride organizing, events, attendance, community and conferences.

(00:29:16 - 01:00:21)
The August 1990 episode focuses on the topic of HIV and AIDS, the costs and available support systems, and discrimination. The episode is hosted by Malcolm Crane and he interviews Kevin Robb (AIDS/HIV activist and lawyer), Brian Peel (Executive Director of AIDS Vancouver) and Jim McCabe (Insurance Salesman).

(01:00:22 -01:28:59)
This 1990 episode is hosted by Malcolm Crane and looks at the role of support groups in the Gay and Lesbian community in Vancouver. Crane interviews Peter Cook (Disabled Support Group) and Stan Weese (Pride Festival Association) about his use of support groups, specifically Gay Leisure Link and the Metropolitan Community Church.

(01:29:00 – 01:57:44)
This 1990 episode is focused on commerce and the power of the Gay and Lesbian dollar, and business boycotts. Robb Atkinson interviews Ken Walker and [Bet Cecil] about the protest at Joe’s Café. The second segment shows an interview by Garrett Campbell with Mary Brookes of the Vancouver Gay and Lesbian Centre. In the third segment David Berton interviews David Moorhouse, C.A. with the Greater Vancouver Business Association.

(01:57:45 – 02:24:38)
The November 1990 episode is hosted by Kathee Muzin and Malcolm Crane, and contains four segments. The first segment is an interview by Malcolm Crane with James Trenholme about police/gay relations. The second segment is a public service announcement by Karen Tulchinsky about International Lesbian Week. The third segment is about the idea of chosen family where Karen Tulchinsky, Mary Brookes and Mickey McCaffery are interviewed by Kathee Muzin. The episode concludes with a special program on sports by Garrett Campbell and includes interviews with Chris McPherson (English Bay Water Polo Club), Rob Radke (Vancouver’s Frontrunners), Helen Ward (Gay Volleyball Association), Janel Snell (English Bay Swim Club) and Larry Grieg (English Bay Soft Tip Dart League).

(02:24:39 – 02:52:44)
The December 1990 episode contains five segments centred around the theme of honoring the families of lesbians and gay men. The episode begins with a winter solstice message by Pat Hogan. The second segment is an interview with Gertrude and Stan Stevens (Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians) by Robb Atkinson. The third segment is a Christmas message from Prism by Wally Hargrave (Pastor, Metropolitan Community Church). In the fourth segment Kathee Muzin interviews terry Miles and John Crawford about parenting as gay men. The episode concludes with a special report by Garrett Campbell on gay and lesbian activities post Celebration 90’ and includes interviews with Willi Zwozdesky (Vancouver Men’s Chorus), Leik Towler (Squares Across the Border), Tom Graff (Vancouver’s Rainbow Marching Band) and David Reid (Lesbian and Gay Choir of Vancouver).

(02:52:45 – 03:22:06)
This 1991 episode is hosted by Kathee Muzin and Robb Atkinson and contains six segments. The first is an interview by Robb Atkinson with Floyd Sinclair and David [Uotmo] about social environments, sexuality and gay networks since the 1950’s. In the second segment is an interview with Earle Ingram (Prime Timers) by Kathee Muzin on being a single and mature gay man. In the next segment Floyd Sinclair and David [Uotmo] discuss coming out and gay life in the 90’s. Kathee Muzin interviews Elyssa Lay (Gazebo Connection Singles Group) in the fourth segment. A new film review segment is launched featuring Gerry Kowalenko, where he reviews the film “Longtime Companions”. The episode concludes with a Betty’s Cable Clip from the BLT Theatre Company showing “Preacher’s Anonymous”.

(03:22:07 – 03:51:29)
The April 1991 episode is hosted by Alan Segal and Robb Atkinson and opens with an interview with David Allison (Rainbow Garden Club) by Atkinson. Atkinson then interviews Tony Dukes (Executive Coordinator, Lesbian and Gay Youth Group). The third segment shows Alan Segal and Wayne Robert visiting the Gay and Lesbian Youth Group and interviewing members. The fourth segment is a film review of “Desert Hearts” by Gerry Kowalenko. The episode concludes with street interviews about government subsidies of HIV/AIDS treatments.

The technical director for all episodes is Gordon Inglis. The executive producer is Malcolm Crane. Prism Crew members include: Karen Bitz, Garrett Campbell, Joe Crowell, Eric Dunning, Tony Lindala, Sue McNaughton, Keith Paquette, Wayne Robert and Glynnis Waters.

The content concludes at 03:51:30

Prism Tape #2

Item is a videocassette containing four episodes of Prism from 1991 to 1993. Prism, the gay and lesbian community affairs television program, was a production of the Pride Festival Association and West End Neighbourhood Television and later in 1993 a production of West End Cable 4. The tape also contains footage from a city council meeting in 1992.

(00:00:00 – 00:28:51)
This 1991 episode is hosted by Alan Segal and Robb Atkinson. The first segment is an interview with a man whose voice has been modified and image is in the shadows to protect his identity. He speaks about gay bashing and his experience when he was verbally and physically assaulted. In the second segment Alan Segal interviews John Eldridge (Witness Assistance Program) about the program. Then Jerry Kowalenko interviews Robert Rothon and Katherine Sharp about Vancouver’s 3rd Annual Out on Screen lesbian and gay film festival. The fourth segment takes place on location at Britannia Park where Glynnis Water interviews Kate Stewart about the Lil Baseball Tournament and the Lesbian League. The episode concludes with a clip of a musical number from “Making of Monsters” with the credits overlaid.

(00:28:52 – 00:57:00)
The July 1991 episode is hosted by Alan Segal and Robb Atkinson and was filmed in Sue [McNaughton’s?] back yard. Paul Lang interviews Lorna Boschman (video/film artist) about her practice. Alan Segal interviews Malcolm Crane (Chairman, Pride Foundation). The episode concludes with two film reviews of “Poison” and “Paris is Burning” by Gerry Kowalenko.

(00:57:01 – 01:29:44)
Before the episode begins there is a Crime Stoppers public service announcement showing five mugshots. This 1991 episode on the world of leather and SM fantasies and fetishes begins with an announcement by Malcolm Crane about censorship and the choice of Rogers Community Cable to disallow a segment for the show. Alan Segal and Robb Atkinson host the episode. Clips from street interviews are interspersed throughout, where members of the public are asked the question “What do you think of people involved in the leather and SM scene?” Alan Segal interviews Bill Houghton and Jean Young about their involvement in the SM community. Sue McNaughton produced a piece that shows women talking about their experiences with tattoos and piercings. The episode concludes with an interview with Claes (Creator, Choreographer and Director of Mia Culpa Part II, of the SM Trilogy) by Robb Atkinson.

(01:29:45 – 02:40:44)
Recording is Live from City Hall, September 15, 1992, Vancouver City Council footage. This recording shows a presentation by Chief Constable Bill Marshall to City Council on gay and lesbian assaults in Vancouver, history and actions taken. Speakers include: Bill Marshall, Inspector Dorn, Gordon Campbell, Libby Davies, Harry Rankin, Patricia Wilson, George Puil, Tung Chan, Donald Bellamy and Ken Walker presenting a petition.

(02:40:45 – 02:44:45)
This part of the tape shows the end of an episode of West Side Profile with host Ted Lederer, followed by Rogers Community Cable interval spots showing outdoor scenes from Vancouver.

(02:44:46 – 03:13:34)
The June 1993 episode is on location at Carnival on Commercial, part of the Stonewall Festival in the Park and is hosted by Penny Chalmer and David Yerrell. Interviews with attendees are by Lisa Currie are interspersed throughout the episode. The first segment is an interview with Bryan Fair (Carnival Organizer) by Robb Atkinson. Alan Herbert is then interviewed by Robb Atkinson about the inclusion of sexual orientation on the census. Gerry Kowalenko reviews the film “The Boys in the Band” and the episode concludes with Rob Wolvin talking about the upcoming Pride Parade.

(03:13:35 – 03:40:52)
The last part of the tape contains Rogers Cable public service announcements accompanied by music.

Technical directors for Prism episodes are Gordon Inglis and Tracy Major. The executive producers are Malcolm Crane and Robb Atkinson. Prism camera and crew members include: Rod Affleck, Karen Bitz, Garrett Campbell, Jolene Clarke, Joe Crowell, Eric Dunning, Toby Lindala, Sue McNaughton, Keith Paquette, Chris Rahim, Sheila Rebelato, Wayne Robert, Lindsay South, Robyn and Glynnis Water.

Prism #3

Item is a videocassette containing four episodes of the television news program Prism from 1991 and 1992.

The first episode of Prism is from 1992 (00:00-29:39). Prism reports on location at the Second Annual Stonewall Pride Festival at Sunset Beach and the 5th Annual Two-Spirited Gathering held in Goldbridge, BC. Ian Pringle is interviewed about Outrights: Second Pan-Canadian Conference on Lesbian & Gay Rights held in downtown Vancouver in 1992. Spokesmen for the Primetimers and Squares Across the Border are interviewed. John Elderidge of the Community Safety Program is interviewed regarding violence against gay men. Malcolm Crane of the Pride Community Foundation is interviewed. A Constable of the Vancouver City Police is interviewed.

The second episode of Prism is from 1991 (29:46-55:33). Individuals at the Stonewall Festival in Nelson Park and the vice-chair of the Gay and Lesbian Centre are interviewed about Stonewall history and diversity. The Cowbells and a jeweler are interviewed at the Stonewall festival. Doug Sanders discusses Vancouver in 1969. "Sybil" [Sybel] Thrasher is filmed performing and an Out and About club member is interviewed.

In the third PRISM episode, filmmaker Lorna Bochsman is interviewed about her work. Malcolm Crane of the Pride Community Foundation is interviewed about the history of the Vancouver Pride festival. Gerry Kowalenko reviews two films, Poison and Paris is Burning.

The fourth PRISM episode begins and ends with footage of the Vancouver Pride Parade. It features an interview with Rick Waynes for the Persons with Aids Society about Walk for AIDS.

On Safari : Kenya

Item is a videotape containing an edited video travel diary showing Malcolm Crane and Stanley Weese's trip to Kenya from November 27-December 18, 1991. The tape is narrated by Stanley Weese and contains titles for each day of the trip. There are scenes showing airports, documents, maps, animals, food, drink, people, souvenirs, plants and scenery. Crane and Weese take turns speaking to the camera about their travels including accommodations, food and sights.

South Florida Prism telephone conference

Item is a videocassette containing footage of a phone interview with the co-chairs of the South Florida Pride Committee Mark Canterbury and Bob Vernacky from Ft. Lauderdale. The interview was done for Prism (television program). The interview questions are not audible as they were asked over the phone from Vancouver. Malcolm Crane is most likely the interviewer.

Svend's Dedication of Malcolm's Bench - Home Video Tape 1

Item is a videotape containing home movie footage and recordings of three movies and commercials from television.

(00:00:00 - 01:08:26)
This portion of the tape contains home movie footage by Malcolm Crane and Stanley Weese. The footage shows Crane and Weese talking to each other at False Creek, a backyard and in Beacon Hill Park at the Gay and Lesbian Pride Picnic with Karen Bitz. They take turns filming. Crane's mother and brother Alan Crane are interviewed in a back yard. There is footage from a trip to Salt Spring Island including Ganges Public Harbour, Brian Forester's workshop and home, the Salt Spring coastline and BC Ferries. The 1991 and 1992 Pride Parades are shown and the footage includes speeches given both years at Sunset Beach by Malcolm Crane.

(01:08:27 - 01:30:36)
Black screen with no content.

(01:30:37 - 02:27:11)
This portion of the tape is a recording of an unidentified black and white movie from television. The recording includes commercials for Spargo's Restaurant, Playland, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Personalities on KVOS TV, Secure Card, Weatherview Forecast, Sun Jammin' [album], Ring of Fire [film], Columbia Academy, Siskel and Ebert [television program], Lifestyle's of the Rich and Famous [television program], National Kidney Foundation of Washington [featuring Debra Burke], Great Escapes Contest KVOS TV Vancouver, Vancouver Aquarium, BC Mazda Dealers, Micki and Maude [television program], The Joan Rivers Show, BC Hydro, The Dressing Room [Vancouver], Environmental Defense Fund, A Current Affair KVOS TV, Real Canadian Superstore and White Spot.

(02:27:12 - 03:23:10)
This portion of the tape contains a recording of "Mountbatten: The Last Viceroy" from television. The recording includes commercials for Vidal Sassoon Ultra, Ivory Snow, White Spot, Smith's Home Furnishings, Pepsi, Molson Special Dry [beer], Ford and Mercury dealers, Safeway, Norwich Union Life Insurance, Oil of Olay, Secret [deodorant], Point Break [film], KVOS TV, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Coors Light [beer], Fitness World, Coppertone, Labbatt Dry [beer] and Downy Fabric Softener.

(03:23:11 - 04:27:30)
This portion of the tape contains a recording of a Masterpiece Theatre 1991 presentation of "I, Claudius" from 1976. The recording includes commercials for PBS Home Video and KCTS 9 presentations of: Horizons II [television series], Cosmos [television series], Moyers: Oren Lyons the Faithkeeper [television program], The One Game [movie] and The Prisoner [movie].

UTV News at Six

Item is a videotape containing a recording of a U News at Six broadcast about the 1993 Pride Festival. Reporter Kate Corcoran interviews Robb Atkinson about commemorating Malcolm Crane and attendees about their opinions of Pride and the festivities.

Granville Bridge [sound version]

Item consists of a motion picture film developed for the Engineering Department of the City of Vancouver detailing the construction of the new Granville Street Bridge over False Creek. The film makes use of stock footage, original footage, and a voice over narration to tell the story of the problems the new bridge was built to solve, and how it solved them.

The film begins with a discussion of downtown traffic congestion and includes street scenes, the Woodward's building, and the Marine Building, and dramatized depictions of impatient people in cars and stock footage of the old swing span in action. Staged shots of engineers and bridge models are used to support a discussion of the planning process before construction. The film includes footage of the ground-breaking ceremony with Mayor Frederick Hume and members of council, demolition of buildings to make room for the bridge and ramps, sinking foundation piles, foundation pouring for the main bridge piers.

The film discusses the advantages the new bridge would bring to the city, with scenes of families playing in Stanley Park, at the zoo, on a miniature train, and at the beaches. More construction details are included: piers are sunk into False Creek and pre-fabricated steel beams, are moved into place. The narration discusses the pneumatic rivet delivery system developed for the bridge; the remained of construction to completion is depicted. The film includes the opening ceremony, attended by Mayor Hume and councillors, and the completed bridge is shown from several angles.

Lew Parry Film Productions

Most lovely country: British Columbia

Item is an educational/informational motion picture film presented by Imperial Oil as a tribute to British Columbia on its centennial. The film uses historical re-enactment, stock footage, original footage, and voice-over narration to tells the story of the growth of BC industry with special attention to the importance of the petroleum industry.

The film opens with City Archivist Major J.S. Matthews at the Vancouver City Archives discussing the importance of gasoline and diesel engines in the development of the province. The film discusses the beginnings of European settlement and development; the introduction of the ?horseless carriage? and the gasoline industry. The film links the development of the engine to great strides in urbanisation and industrialisation, lingering on shots of cars, city streets, and airplanes. The following sections depict aerial views, scenes of construction and development in the mountains with heavy equipment, logging and mining in remote parts of the province, lumber/pulp mills, mining, the fishery, canning plants, the irrigation of the Okanagan valley and the tree fruit industry, cattle ranching and wheat farming in the Peace River region, petroleum drilling and exploration. Shipments of petroleum by rail and pipelines to refineries are depicted, as well as shipping.

The prosperity granted by industry and machines are illustrated with scenes of modern home life, leisure and sport activities, the development of higher learning and education. The film ends with a discussion of the changes since the time of Capt. George Vancouver.

Imperial Oil Company

Vancouver airport opening

Item consists of a motion picture film containing Fox Movietone Newsreel footage of the opening of the Sea Island airport in Vancouver. The footage begins with a man prop-starting a small plane. Some shots of a group of men standing next to the plane are followed by the plane taxiing on the runway (VH-UPS on the side). Another shot of the same group of men [possibly including Mayor L.D. Taylor?] is followed by a cockpit shot of the pilot in the plane. Shots of the hanger and terminal building are followed by an unidentified speaker addressing the audience with a microphone and a brass band behind him.

Fox Movietone News

1st Narrows Bridge

Item is a color film which details the steps involved in constructing the Lions Gate Bridge (First Narrows Bridge) across the First Narrows of the Burrard Inlet (Vancouver, B.C.) in 1937 and 1938. The film, which appears to be professionally produced, captures the entire construction and assembly process, including the cutting of a road through Stanley Park, preparation of cofferdams and caissons, foundation pouring, erection of the main towers, hoisting and attaching cables, insertion of stiffening trusses, bridge surface pouring, application of protective paint, and other finishing touches, including the installation of sculptor Charles Marega's lions. The film also captures shots of key contributors A.J.T. Taylor and John Anderson, as well as the first cars to cross the span from end to end.

Keefer Florist Co. Under Construction

Item is a home movie which documents the renovation of Keefer Florist Company building at 215 Keefer Street. It pictures the placement of the beams and walls, the cement flooring and ceiling, and the installation of window and lighting, followed by painting and paving of the exterior, and installation of the store sign,

Beverly - Engagement Party and Wedding

Item is a home movie of an engagement party and wedding. The film begins with people arriving at the engagement party and Chinese tea ceremony. The bride is filmed in her house and driving with her family to the church. The ceremony is filmed from above and behind. The family then travels to the reception hall where the bride and groom are photographed with their family. There is a reception line, speeches, and dancing.

Mother and child - early 1950s

Item is a home movie of two women holding a baby and opening gifts with baby clothes. Then the baby is shown as a toddler crawling around a carpet and playing with toys. Later the woman and child pose to be photographed in front of a Christmas tree and piano.

Shriners Parade '51

Item is a home movie depicting a Shriner parade. The camera person stands in the crowd while Shriner men march past in regiments and bands or ride on car floats. Hastings Street and the Patricia Hotel are identifiable.

Ernie and Eva's Wedding

Item is a home movie of a wedding. A bride and groom speak in front of what appear to be wedding presents. They are filmed leaving the house with the family while someone sets off fireworks before they all drive to the ceremony. Part of the ceremony in the church is filmed before the family is again pictured leaving and arriving at the reception hall. The bride and groom pose for photographs before the reception. There is a reception line followed by clips of speeches, dancing and socializing.

Barkerville Town and Show

Item is a film depicting a visit to Barkerville. It starts with an image of a wooden structure and a sign that explains that it is a recreation of the pumps used in Cornish tin mines.This is followed by El Dorado Placer Mine, operated by the Barkerville Advisory Committee of the provincial Parks Branch, in Barkerville Historic Town. Tourists are filmed panning in troughs of water and walking around the historic buildings. Inside the exhibits, wax figures have been set in domestic scenes. A crowd of people is filmed waiting to see Gold Fever at a building called the Theatre Royal. Inside, female dancers and a male musician are filmed performing on a stage.

Poon Curious - Spring Time Bathing Beauty - Easter Lilies

Item is a film is of a young woman holding two Chinese dolls, followed by long shots of decorative porcelain figurines in a house. Next, Marilyn Norgaard models with daffodils for a photographer. Two cards with a photograph of Norgaard read "Spring is here almost! Marilyn got into the spirit of it all and posed happily for Cameramam!"

Chinook Club Picnic '62

Item is a home movie of people eating and playing relay games at a barbeque and picnic at the Chinook Fish and Game Club. The last minute is of people at Kitsilano beach.

Grandview Greenhouses

Item is a film which documents the Keefer Florist storefront and greenhouses. A gardener is filmed packaging plants and two women are filmed placing flowers on graves at Oceanview Cemetery (Burnaby). It appears to be an advertisement.

Old Vancouver 1948

Item is a home movie which documents Stanley Park and the outer harbour of Vancouver. It pictures pedestrians in Stanley Park and on the sea wall, and various animal exhibits in the Stanley Park Zoo in early spring, and includes pan views of the lighthouse and North Vancouver from the Stanley Park sea wall, the collapsed 2nd Narrows Bridge in the harbour (collapsed June 1958) and Navy ships.

The film documents the April 23, 1952 United Grain Growers fire from different angles and a different fire on the North Shore near Lion's Gate Bridge. The film also shows scenes of Queen Elizabeth Park in Spring with views of over Vancouver. The film ends with an airforce aerial show from a view on the ground in a field and one of "Vancouver's last streetcars" giving free rides on the Hastings East Line on April 24, 1955.

Seen enroute England to Vancouver April 1928

Item consists of a home movie documenting a journey from England to Vancouver. The route of travel was from Southampton, across the Atlantic to New York City, through northern Ontario and the town of White River, along Lake Superior, across the prairies, and finally through Fraser Canyon, BC. Each section is introduced and explained by title cards. The film includes shots of the RMS Homeric and the RMS Aquitania in Southampton port, the Statue of Liberty, the New York City skyline, landscape footage of Ontario, the prairies, Fraser Canyon, and the Cisco Bridges.

Adam, Joseph Cowan

Sugar : The energy food

Item is an educational film about the beet sugar industry in Alberta. It includes an animation illustrating the growth of sugar beets. The film follows the full year cycle of researching and preparing for, planting, harvesting and processing sugar beets.

Garden, Rockhaven construction, Speedwell Pluto, swimming

Item is an amateur film which captures shots of Margaret Magoffin among unidentified others walking through a large garden, including shots of flowers, water features, arches, peacocks, and pigeons. This is followed by footage of a group of men and women (including Sam and Margaret Magoffin) swimming and lounging in an outdoor swimming pool.

Also contained in the film is what appears to be footage of the development of the Magoffin's "Rockhaven" home at 3612 Marine Drive in West Vancouver (likely around 1929); along with shots of the property's vantage point of the Burrard Inlet, footage of laborers digging earth and forming stone retaining walls is captured. This is followed by shots of unfinished foundations of one of Rockhaven's structures and a steam shovel excavator.

Also contained in the film are shots of Rockhaven after completion: footage of flowers growing around the grounds are captured, along with the newly completed retaining wall above the large outdoor pool. This is followed by more shots of flowers interspersed with several shots of a Golden Retriever believed to be the famed Speedwell Pluto; shots of the waves against the property's shore; two Golden Retrievers in the grass yard by the water; glimpses of the Rockhaven house's exterior; and Margaret's mother, Mrs. Boalt, standing by the house.

The film closes with shots of a group posing for the camera, including Sam Magoffin, Margaret Magoffin, Mr. and Mrs. Boalt, a golden retriever, and the group swimming in Rockhaven's outdoor swimming pool.

Magoffin, Samuel S.

Return Victorious!

Item is a film showing the North Vancouver School Band welcomed back to Vancouver after having won the Canadian National Exhibition band championship. Band members are greeted at the CPR station by family members. North Vancouver Mayor William Angus, and school board Chairman Robert S. Thorpe speak. The band travels in a procession of cars across Lion's Gate Bridge and through North Vancouver to a school auditorium. Various shots of cameramen filming the event throughout. Individuals involved include: Doug McKay (camera operator), Lew Weekes (camera operator), Ronald Wood (Director). Produced by Astra Productions.

Foundations and substructure for Port Mann Bridge

Item is an industrial film. Film contains animated graphics and live-action footage showing the construction of seven concrete piers on the Fraser River and shots of bridge site and construction of bridge. The completed Port Mann Bridge is not shown. Film was sponsored by Perini Pacific Ltd. and produced by Lew Weekes.

Sunshine to sugar : The story of beet sugar

Item is an industrial film presented by the Canadian Sugar Factories Company. The film documents the agricultural process of beet plantation and sugar beet extraction and manufacturing processes. Locations appear to be at farms in BC, and at a sugar factory in Alberta. Individuals involved include: Rod Parkhurst (camera), Rick Allen (lighting), Lou Williams (lighting), Paul Abram (grip), A.L. Lazenby (script), Al Jordan (narration), Tom Ashdown (animation) and Lloyd Strump (producer/director). Original reel also contains 59 seconds of "Summer sunshine for winter menus" at beginning of reel.

Summer sunshine for winter menus

Item is an instructional film presented by the Fruit Growers of the Okanagan and Kootenay Valleys of British Columbia. The film uses sugar from the Canadian Sugar Factories. Dorothy Britton demonstrates canning BC peaches. The film is narrated by Don Cameron. Other individuals involved include: K.L. Johnson (direction), A. Jones (cinematography), V. Spooner (cinematography) and K. Cutler (editing).

Vancouver honeymoon

Film is a travelogue showcasing scenery, attractions and industry in the Vancouver area. Film contains general and aerial views of Vancouver, plus sequences of the harbour, Vancouver International Airport, Stanley Park, UBC, the Vancouver International Festival and the PNE. Industry is depicted through shots of a sawmill, a fish cannery, a foundry and a shipyard (where the vessel Yukon is launched). Water sports, golf and skiing at Grouse Mountain are shown, as well as Queen Elizabeth Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Granville Street at night and a White Spot drive-in. Individuals involved with the production of the film include: Jim Richardson (script), David Bennett (director), A.J.H. Pullinger (cinematography), Norma Jackson (editing), Lloyd Stump (sound), Saba Bros. Limited (gowns), Marguerite Roozeboom (art direction), recorded by Telesound, Lew Perry (producer).

Stone Sculpture Symposium

Item is a film showing special event coverage of the International Stone Sculpture Symposium held in Vancouver. Film contains footage of sculptors working with a voice explaining parts of the process. The symposium featured world-renowned artists at work. Participating sculptors included Hiromi Akiyama, Joan D. Gambioli, Olga Jancic, Wolfgang Kubach, Anna-Maria Kubach-Wilsem, David Marshall, Piqtoukin (David Ruben), Michael Prentice, Adolf Ryska, Jiro Sugawara, and Kiyoshi Takahashi. Individuals involved in the production of the film include: Gabrielle Minot (editing), Don Cumming (editing), Martin Fossum (music), Susan Leslie (script).

Country calendar

Item is a documentary film examining the Fraser Valley Milk Producers' Association and its antecedents, with emphasis on its modern plant and distribution system. Individuals involved in the production of the film include: Bob Reid (photography), Bill Terry (sound), Don Cumming (film and music editor), Norm Hansen (supervising producer), Dick Bocking (producer).

Chairlift [Mount Seymour, reel 3]

Item is a film showing men making and assembling the machine parts for the Mount Seymour Chair Lift. Description from the B.C.Archives: Construction of the Mount Seymour chair lift, from the fabrication and casting of components at machine shops and foundries, transportation of components to the site, etc. through on-site construction, assembly, testing, opening and actual operation of the lift system during ski season.

Chairlift [Mount Seymour, reel 2]

Item is a film showing men making and assembling the machine parts for the Mount Seymour Chair Lift. The parts are packed and a truck transports the materials to Mount Seymour. Description from the B.C. Archives: Construction of the Mount Seymour chair lift, from the fabrication and casting of components at machine shops and foundries, transportation of components to the site, etc. through on-site construction, assembly, testing, opening and actual operation of the lift system during ski season.

Chairlift [Mount Seymour, reel 1]

Item is a film showing men making and assembling the machine parts for the Mount Seymour Chair Lift. Description from the B.C. Archives: Construction of the Mount Seymour chair lift, from the fabrication and casting of components at machine shops and foundries, transportation of components to the site, etc. through on-site construction, assembly, testing, opening and actual operation of the lift system during ski season.

6 seed per meter

Item is a film documenting beet seed sowing equipment as six seeds per meter are planted into the soil. The film shows a monozentra precision drill sowing a naked chalked seed, followed by a palm precision drill sowing a naked chalked seed, then a monozentra precision drill sowing a pelleted seed and finally a palm precision drill sowing a pelleted seed. Film shows the process in both slow motion and at standard speed.

Seens [scenes] of Van[couver], Capilano, Stanley Park

Item is a film showing various scenes around Vancouver. The first half of this film documents a Gray Line Tours bus trip through Vancouver and second half contains scenes showing landmarks of Vancouver and surrounding areas. Film contains footage showing: Empress of Japan Figurehead in Stanley Park, U.B.C., Chinatown, Hotel Georgia, Lion's Gate Bridge, Court House, Capilano Suspension Bridge, Capilano Golf and Country Club, Prospect Point, Stanley Park, views of downtown and North Shore Mountains from Little Mountain, City Hall, sailboats in Burrard Inlet, and Swimmers at Kits Beach.

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