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#1 - Lost Mine ; The Curse of the Lost [Gold] Mine ; Donnelly Rhode[s]

Item is camera original raw footage for "Curse of the Lost Gold Mine." Includes several takes of Donnelly Rhodes as the Storyteller, in a log cabin setting, smoking a pipe and doing the background and set-up scene for the docudrama. There are also several takes of further script about the mine and Slumach, and other parts of the legend. These scenes are also set in the log cabin by the fireplace. Some directorial instructions and interaction with the crew. Camera, Gibson; director, Collier; and sound, Dave.

#1 - Starry Night II

Item is a videocassette containing the first half of Starry Night II, a benefit show at the Arts Club Theatre with proceeds that went to the Persons With AIDS Coalition. The show was hosted by Bill Monroe. Performers include Sister Lynn, Robbie King, Neils Petersen, the cast of Angry Housewives, Kendra, the Melloyds, and the Vancouver Men's Chorus.

1) Howe Sound Cruise 2) [Grand Coulee Dam Construction] - SF/Golden Gate 3) Van Streets Pre-Royal Visit

Item is a film containing footage of the Howe Sound cruise ship leaving the Burrard Inlet harbour in downtown Vancouver, the Marine Building, Hotel Vancouver, a cruise ship passing by Lighthouse Park and docking in Howe Sound, Britannia Beach, the Britannia Mine, the Grand Coulee Dam construction and land excavation. Film also shows a sequence at a zoo with tigers and bears, a car driving across the Golden Gate Bridge, Vancouver street scenes with flags and banners in preparation for the royal visit, City Hall and views looking north from the Burrard Bridge at downtown Vancouver.

1858-1958 Centenary Vancouver BC

Item is an amateur film documenting early and present-day Vancouver. This film contains footage of the Second Narrows Highway Bridge collapse, construction of the Deas Island Tunnel and Woodward's Oakridge Shopping Centre, as well as footage of Centennial Beach Park, Fort Langley Park, Queen Elizabeth Arboretum and the Bowladrome in Kerrisdale. The exterior and interior of a Vancouver home, including footage of children at play and a Christmas celebration, are also documented. There are also images of still photographs from the early 1900s which document sunbathers at a beach, loggers at work and the Stanley Park Hollow Tree. A Pioneer Citizen certificate bearing the name Max Wiehand is also shown.

1932 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles, California

Item is an amateur film consisting of footage of the 1932 summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. Competitions filmed include swimming, rowing and equestrian jumping. Also included is footage of the Olympic flame and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Film was mistakenly identified on reel as footage of the 1936 Olympics.

1948-1952 - Patsy 1 year old to 4 years old

Item is a film showing Patricia McCuaig from ages one to four years old, skating, the McCuaig family attending christenings, children's birthday parties, the family at Boundary Bay Beach and Wayne McCuaig as a baby. Other individuals identified in the film include Jean McCuaig, Kenny McCuaig, David Goodman, Marg Clarence, Dot Toombs, Lynn Drinnan, Wil McCuaig, Do McCuaig and Anna Lena McCuaig.

1953 Edition of "Stars on Ice" featuring Sonja Henie

Item is an amateur film documenting the Vancouver Skating Club's 1953 production of "Stars on Ice" featuring Sonja Henie. Other featured skaters include: Elaine Dawson, Diane Henderson, Jeanne and Thornton Opie, Jocelyn and Rothero Thacker, Audrey and Bill Corson, Jan Tors, Bill Lewis, Arlene McFarlane, Irene Turtle, Bill Corson, Marshall Beard, Loyette Shatilla, Gladys and Victor Hartley, Edy Rada, and Lorrie Perkins. Images also include a 150-pound cake presented by the VSC to Sonja Henie for her birthday.

1958 : A year to remember

Item is a film containing highlights of British Columbia's centennial year in Vancouver. Includes shots of an antique car parade, a tall ship at dock, naval vessels, street decorations in Vancouver, Chinese Freemasons parade (with drill team, dragon dance, etc.), a powwow, horse racing at Exhibition Park, PNE parade, and the last of the region's interurban streetcars. Film also includes footage showing the aftermath of the Second Narrows Bridge collapse.

1960 Alert Bay - Trip to Victoria Sept. '60

Item is a film showing Alert Bay, a trip to Victoria and Weir's Beach on Vancouver Island, Elk Falls, Sproat Lake, Grey Cup Parade, Easter 1961 in Portland, Canadian Memorial United Church Sunday School Picnic at Peace Arch Park, summer at South Beach, fishing, Wayne McCuaig's tenth birthday party, family holiday to Kelowna and the boys that lived on W. 22nd Ave.

1962(?)-1963

Item is a film showing Jean and Kenny McCuaig's trip south to Las Vegas and the Santa Anita horse races, Annette Island and Ketchikan Alaska, Mount Waddington, playing baseball, surf boards, camping at Penticton, the Grey Cup Parade in 1962 and Harrison Hot Springs.

1965 - Demolition of House 3738 Pine Cresc.

Item is a family film from between 1965 and 1966. Film includes footage showing the demolition of a house at 3738 Pine Crescent, Cherniavsky family trips to Bowen Island, Whistler, Brentwood Bay, Butchart Gardens and Grattan's Ranch in Lone Butte B.C.

1975 television advertising program : call on your sweetie sugar

Item is a film which contains several color commercials from B.C. Sugar Refining Company's 1975 television advertising campaign. According to the list accompanying the reel, the contained commercials are as follows: 1. Sugar - Sweetness - Manitoba Ending, :60; 2. Sugar - Birthday Cake - Manitoba Ending, :30; [3. Sugar - Sugar Daddy - Manitoba Ending, :30]; [4.] Sugar - Birthday Cake - Alberta Ending, :30; [5.] Sugar - Birthday Cake - B.C. Ending, :30; [6.] Sugar - Sweetness - Alberta Ending, :60. The third commercial was not included in the list, and the title has been supplied from a list accompanying a different reel with the same commercial. All six commercials feature the same backing song, "Call On Your Sweetie, Sugar," and depict family moments made better by sugar.

1975 television advertising program : call on your sweetie sugar

Item is a film which contains several color commercials from B.C. Sugar Refining Company's 1975 television advertising campaign. According to the list accompanying the reel, the contained commercials are as follows: 1. Sugar - "Sugar Daddy - B.C. Ending," :30; 2. Sugar - "Sugar Daddy - Alberta Ending," :30; 3. Sugar - "Sweetness - B.C. Ending," :60; 4. Sugar - "Birthday Cake - B.C. Ending," :30; 5. Rogers Golden Syrup - "Chicken Wingding," :30; 6. Rogers Golden Syrup - "Couple," :30. The sugar commercials feature the backing song "Call On Your Sweetie, Sugar," and depict family moments made better by sugar. The syrup commercials feature a number of recipes made with Rogers Golden Syrup.

1985 garden party

Item consists of a videocassette which contains raw amateur footage of the Brock House Society annual Garden Faire on July 6, 1985. The Tudor-themed faire was held at on the grounds of Brock House; footage includes shots of the house from many sides, as well as views over Jericho Beach and English Bay. The footage is thematically divided into roughly five parts: faire setup on July 5; the opening ceremonies with faire chairman Dudley Darling as the master of ceremonies introducing Dr. George Halpern who officially opens the faire, dancing to ragtime music (performed by Parks Board Band, conducted by Ray Johnson); executive coordinator Irene Ovenden talking to volunteers and vendors about the faire; musical performances, including the Brock House Choir, conducted by Elva Fitzpatrick Walters, the Brock House Orchestra, conducted by Ron Parkinson, and the Brock House Big Band, conducted by Paul Jagger; and raffle draws for various prizes, and Darling gives a few closing words after the drawings. Throughout the footage the cameraman often pans the camera out over the guests or lingers on subjects of interest such as children or items for sale by the vendors.

Brock House Society

1987 Castle Pub Awards

Item is a videocassette containing a recording of the 1987 Castle Pub Awards hosted by Bill Monroe. Performers include Eleanor, Stella May, [Deville Harvey], Flo, [Dava May], [Only Eve], Imelda Mae Santo and Billy Harvey.

1991 - Year of the sheep (ram), Chinese New Year - Parade, Vancouver, B.C.

Item is an amateur home movie of the 1991 Chinese New Year’s parade in Vancouver. It includes footage of the parade from East Pender Street outside the Chinese Cultural Centre and from Keefer Street just outside the entrance to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens. Also included is footage of vendors and tables inside the Chinese Cultural Centre, scenes of families inside the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Gardens, primarily inside the main pavilion, a view of the water and railings, and through the moon doorway.

The parade footage contains a variety of traditional Chinese elements, such as lion dancers, Chinese dragons, firecrackers, flags, dancing, music, and costumes. Some of the identifiable groups in the parade are: Cheerleaders from Steveston Secondary School, Children from J. W. Sexsmith Elementary School, Dancers from Strathcona Chinese Dance Co., the Freddy Fudd[pucker] band, Boy Scouts and Girl Guides of Canada, St. John’s Ambulance Cadets, Tibet Lama Kung-Fu, and the Western Canada Chinese Martial Arts Association.

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.

2 - Mike Collier - San Francisco trip - 1971 - original ECO [Eastman Colour Original]

Item is a home movie of a holiday to San Francisco. Includes scenes of the ocean, flowers, scenic views, a woman on some outdoor stairs, beach scenes, highway footage taken from a moving vehicle, also some footage of a small settlement with buildings, children playing in the river and some cows [in Mexico?], the film ends with a beach sunset.

#2 - Starry Night II

Item is a videocassette containing the second half of Starry Night II, a benefit show at the Arts Club Theatre with proceeds that went to the Persons With AIDS Coalition. The show was hosted by Bill Monroe. Performers include Lelani Marrell, Aaron Shields performing choreography by Judith Marcuse, Anne Mortifee, Bruce Kellett, Gail Bowen, Rae Armour, Lynda Boyd, Robert McQueen, Jane Mortifee and Marcus Mosely.

#3 - Lost mine ; The curse of the lost [gold] mine ; Donnelly Rhoden[Rhodes]

Item is camera original raw footage for "Curse of the Lost Gold Mine." Includes various takes of Donnelly Rhodes as the Storyteller, smoking a pipe in a log cabin setting next to a fireplace, telling tales of Slumach and his gold mine. Focuses on the curse and those that lost their lives looking for the gold. Includes a few takes of a summary of the whole legend. Camera, Gibson; director, Collier; and sound, Dave.

50/up, MADtv

Item part is a variety of recorded programs on a videocassette. The first program, 50/up, contains a segment interviewing individuals about the difficulties in coming out as gay or lesbian when around 50 years of age. The segment includes comments from psychologist Richard Dopson. 50/up continues with a Health Tips segment with Dr. Sharfiq Qaadri about varicose veins. The remainder of the program and tape has been taped over with episode #214 of MADtv.

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.

A city celebrates

Item consists of a motion picture film depicting highlights of the Military Searchlight Tattoo at Empire Stadium as a part of the Vancouver International Festival marking the city's 75th anniversary. The film also includes scenes of the SS Canberra entering the harbour, aerial views of the city, members of the New York Ballet Company playing on the beach, soldiers on a trampoline, and scenes of fishing in a river.

The tattoo itself includes bugle calls, military marching bands from around Canada and the UK, pipe bands, Scottish dancing, and a Royal Air Force gymnastic exhibition. The finale of the tattoo involved all 1066 performers on the field of Empire Stadium.

City of Vancouver

A place to be

Item is a documentary film documenting individuals riding on a gondola to Grouse Mountain and having dinner in the restaurant at the top of the mountain. Film documents scenes of Vancouver including the Lions Gate Bridge.

A proud odyssey 2001

Item is a videocassette containing Shaw TVs coverage of the 2001 Pride Parade. Hosts are Michelle Simick, Carlotta Gurl and Doug Austin. Pride Parade participants include Dykes on Bikes, Knights of Malta, Vancouver Pride Society, Thea Gill, Chief Constable's Diversity Advisory Committee, Mayor Philip Owen, Strathcona Community Centre, Out in Surrey, Theatre Cares, Arts Club Theatre, Pacific Canadian Association of Nudists, Virgin Megastore, Wett Bar, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, A Loving Spoonful, Hedy Fry, Family Pride, Primetimers Vancouver, Vancouver Burrard Constituency Office, Linda Reid, Christy Clark, Lorne Mayencourt, Little Sisters Bookstore, Menopausal Bitches, The Rainbow Concert Band, Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Society, West End Slo-pitch Association, Co-op Radio, BC Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf, Interactive Male UC Media Inc., Moon Bean's, Egale Canada, Gordon Neighbourhood House, Joe's Grill, Bay Area Bisexual Network, Royal Hotel, Out on Screen, Healing Our Spirit BC, Pacific Sun Co., Dignity Vancouver, Integrity Vancouver, Christ Alive Metropolitan Church of Vancouver, Vancouver Fringe Festival, Dufferin Hotel, Gay and Lesbian Business Association of Vancouver, Gay and Lesbian Food Bank Society, Dr. Peter Centre, Youthquest, Somos, BCPWA, Elbow Room Cafe, Gone Rubbish Removal, The Pumpjack Pub, North Okanagan Gay and Lesbian Organization, Hominum, Gay Fathers Association of Seattle, Mulit Union Pride Committee, Rainy City Men's Chorus, Christ Church Cathedral, West End Farmers Market, The Centre, The 411 Seniors Centre Society, Denman Fitness, Kookoo Design, Green Party, Gay Vancouver Bowling League, Spartacus Athletic Club, English Bay Swim Club, Denny's, Vancouver Men's Chorus, Westender, Number's Cabaret, Heritage Vancouver, AIDS Vancouver, National Gay Pilots Association, The House of Venus, First United Church, Musaic Marching Kazoo Band, Miss Gay Vancouver Michelle Dorial, Mardi Gras Canada, Alberta Rockies Gay Rodeo Association, Xtra West, Pacific Rim Curling League, Festival of the Babes, The Fountainhead Pub, The Lotus Hotel, Developmental Disabilities Association, Vancouver Island Brewery, World Gym Fitness Centre, Mister BC Leather, B.C. Bears Society, The Cutting Edges Gay Hockey Club, Odyssey Nightclub, Dogwood Monarchist Society, Squares Across the Border, TBB Productions, Diesel Jeans. Footage includes commercials.

A Sense Of Wonder - APASE [Association for the Promotion and Advancement of Science Education]

Item is a sponsored production produced by Yaletown Productions Inc. Item was produced by Yaletown Productions Inc. for APASE [Association for the Promotion and Advancement of Science Education]. A short film featuring interviews with teachers and experts and showing children doing science projects and participating in other science-related learning activities, both in and outside the classroom. June 23, 1989. Title: "A Sense of Wonder: Teaching Elementary Science." Funding provided by the Public Awareness Campaign on Science and Technology Industry, Science and Technology Canada; in consultation with the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education and Job Training and the Ministry Responsible for Science and Technology the Honourable Stanley B. Hagen - Minister; Saskatchewan Science and Technology the Honourable Ray Meiklejohn - Minister; Yukon Education the Honourable Piers McDonald - Minister; and science teaching consultant, Marvin Wideen, Simon Fraser University.

A Study in Black and White : an economic strategy for Vancouver in the 1980's

Item is an organizational record film documenting an economic strategy for Vancouver in the 1980s, accompanying a report of the same name. The film shows a montage of images relating to Vancouver trade, business, and economy. The film outlines 8 strategic initiatives and 5 supporting activities that were taken from the report created by the Vancouver Economic Advisory Commission.

Adrian's Hungry Eye Show

Part is a recording of Adrian's Hungry Eye Show at [Mr. T's Cabaret].
This was a fundraising show for the Gay Food Bank.

Contents index:
(00:05) Michael [McKay] - song
(01:30) Connie (Princess White Fox II) - song
(03:55) Martin Rooney - song
(07:10) Dusty Ryane - song
(12:30) Ms. Adrian - song

Aeon

Film is a copy of an Al Razutis experimental student film. 'Aeon' is a psychedelic mix of live footage, film manipulation and animation set to similarly psychedelic music and sounds. Recognisable themes include eyes, trees, water, fire, mountains, other images from nature and people. Recurring themes include a person chopping with an ax and a gull in flight. With Jurgen Hesse. Sound by Phil Werren, Film by Al Razutis, production assistance Peter Jones, with assistance from the National Film Board and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Al Razutis

Aerospace Industry in BC [British Columbia]

Item is a short video highlighting business opportunities in British Columbia. It was created from the "Economic Development" (1992) 16mm, colour, raw footage (90 minutes); footage of the electronic and aerospace industry around Vancouver. From this and other footage from Yaletown Productions, two programs were edited for the Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Economic Development, Small Business and Trade. This short focuses on the aerospace industry in BC. Narration of this film compares the Snowbirds, Canada's military airshow team and goes on to explain the advantages of living and working in BC.

Air Stunts, Bailing Out, Scaling Mt. Rainier, [and] Yosemite in Winter

Item is 4 films spliced together onto one film reel. Air Stunts documents an airplane performing stunts and landing in an air field. Bailing Out documents an airplane pilot jumping out of a plane, pulling his parachute open, and landing in a field. Scaling Mt. Rainier documents people tobogganing, snowshoeing, dog sledding and mountain climbing at a lodge on Mt. Rainier. Yosemite in Winter documents people snowshoeing, skiing, snowball fighting, and skating on Mirror Lake.

Airborne operations - part 1

Item is an informative video about airborne opertaions, thier uses, deployment and organization. Video was collected by Yaletown Productions and consulted while producing the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks, titled "Flight of the Sky hawks."
Production management Pierre Gadbois Productions Inc; director Ken Steward; Location shooting Canadian Forces Photographic Unit, General Assembly; computer graphics Les Animation Drouin Inc.; post production General Assembly Post-Productions Services; land forces av [audio/visual] coordinators Major SD Werry, CD and WOG Weekes; technical advisors Major DJ Pentney, CD, Sergeant P Cane, and CLFCSC [Canadian Land Forces Command and Staff College] Staff; written my Major SD Werry, CD; participating unit The Canadian Airborne Regiment; and coordinating producers Pierre Audet DND and Rhea Morais FVG. Produced for the Department of National Defence. Video is narrated and was produced with music and animation of maps and other graphics. 1990. Major dropouts throughout.

Airborne operations - part 2

Item is an informative video about airborne opertaions, thier uses, deployment and organization. Video was collected by Yaletown Productions and consulted while producing the one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks, titled "Flight of the Sky hawks."
Production management Pierre Gadbois Productions Inc; director Ken Steward; Location shooting Canadian Forces Photographic Unit, General Assembly; computer graphics Les Animation Drouin Inc.; post production General Assembly Post-Productions Services; land forces av [audio/visual] coordinators Major SD Werry, CD and WOG Weekes; technical advisors Major DJ Pentney, CD, Sergeant P Cane, and CLFCSC [Canadian Land Forces Command and Staff College] Staff; written my Major SD Werry, CD; participating unit The Canadian Airborne Regiment; and coordinating producers Pierre Audet DND [Department of Nation Defence] and Rhea Morais FVG. Produced for the Department of National Defence. Video is narrated and was produced with music and animation. 1990. Major dropouts throughout.

Alaska

Item is an amateur film documenting Victor Vance and Peggy Spencer's vacation in Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Film documents mountains, Sam McGee's Cabin in Whitehorse, Y.T. and the Watson Lake Hotel and Watson Lake Signpost Forest in Watson Lake, Y.T. Film also includes footage of Victor Vance Spencer.

Alaskan Scenery and the Chinese Exhibit at Vancouver's Golden Jubilee

Item is a moving image/film documenting a Chinese performance at Vancouver's Golden Jubilee celebration that includes a theatrical stage show, a trapeze artist, and moving images of the Chinese Arch erected at Pender Street near Carrall Street. There are also images of an unknown beach. This section is preceded by the title frame: Chinese Exhibit Golden Jubilee at Vancouver, B.C.. Film also includes footage taken from a passanger ship moving up the Alaskan coast. The stops are separated by the title frames: Ketchikan, Alaska; Castle Rock; and Peril Straits.

All Black game Brockton Point

Item is an amateur film documenting people in formal spring dress, including Gertrude and Elizabeth Ann Spencer, followed by a rugby match at Brockton Oval in Stanley Park, Vancouver. The match features the All Blacks, the national team of New Zealand. A handwritten note in the film box reads "Brockton Oval Football (Stanley Park)".

All That Glitters : Royal Hotel Show

Item is a videocassette containing a recording of 'All That Glitters: A Pre-Investiture Celebration' at the Royal Hotel, a fundraiser for the Vancouver Meals Society/A Loving Spoonful, sponsored by the Dogwood Monarchist Society.

Contents index:
(3:00) John Taylor and Marilyn O - MCs
(4:50) Richard Boulier and Sumi Sashay - duet
(11:55) Darcy Dark - song
(17:20) Venus de Mylar - song
(25:05) Dusty Ryane - song
(28:50) Myria Le Noir - song
(35:20) Glen - song
(40:00) Wanda Wacko - song
(44:40) Richard Boulier - song
(49:05) Myria Le Noir - auction
(1:22:50) Willie Taylor - song
(1:27:34) Poly Ester
(1:33:00) Penny from A Loving Spoonful - speech
(1:37:25) Joan-E - song
(1:41:50) John Taylor - song
(1:47:05) Judy Jive - song
(1:54:45) Mama Karen - speech/cheque to Penny at Loving Spoonful

Allscreen - Vancouver - reel #2

Film consists of raw footage of scenes of Vancouver used in the video postcard "Vancouver - The World in a City." Footage features the City of Vancouver, and includes harbour views, the train in Stanley Park loading and unloading tourists as well as the train ride views; including some zoo animals, children at the petting zoo, Granville Island; especially the Public Market, False Creek Ferries, a view of the Granville Street bridge, the Burrard Street bridge and views from the Granville Street bridge looking downtown. Silent film.

Allscreen - Vancouver - reel #3

Film consists of raw footage of scenes of Vancouver used in the video postcard "Vancouver - The World in a City." Including Vancouver street scenes, the downtown area around Burrard Street, and Georgia Street, the Trade and Convention Centre construction site in Coal Harbour, Coal Harbour, the B.C. Ferries seabus, the Gastown neighbourhood, tourists, the steam clock, First Nations artists carving a totem pole, the undeveloped Expo 86 site, and various views of the city of Vancouver. Silent film.

Allscreen - Vancouver - reel #4

Film consists of raw footage of scenes of Vancouver used in the video postcard "Vancouver - The World in a City." Film features aerial views of: B.C. Place Stadium, the City of Vancouver from Stanley Park, Coal Harbour, the seawall, Stanley Park, the downtown area, the B.C. Ferries-run seabus, the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre still under construction, the Expo Centre (now the Telus World of Science) under construction, as well as views of the development of the Expo site, the Fraser river, log booms on the Fraser river, the Airport, the University of British Columbia campus, and the Lions Gate bridge. Silent film.

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