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Hong Kong - airplane, men playing

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures a biplane flying; expatriates in suits and local soldiers in uniform sitting together; and the expatriates playfully tossing a ball around.

Hong Kong - harbour, construction, family

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which variously captures a large crowd standing on a dock by a large steam ship in a harbour; panning views of junks and sampans on the water; local laborers being served food; expatriates and local laborers at a construction site; Margaret standing by the Scott's Hong Kong home; a large ship departing from a harbour, with nearby buses and a Texaco station visible; Scott family members posing for the camera; and a view of Hong Kong streets from a tall building.

Hong Kong - M.V. Australia

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures several shots of a massive Texaco motor tanker ship, the Australia, of Wilmington, Del.. The film captures black smoke billowing from the Australia's stack, shots of structures on the land from onboard the boat, and uniformed men on the bridge of the ship.

Hong Kong : waterskiing, swimming

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures shots of youths waterskiing (possibly at Tweed Bay) and the family playing in the water; drying off; and an unidentified man juggling a paper ball with his feet.

Hong Kong - children playing, steam ship band

Item is an amateur film which captures children by the Scott's Hong Kong home skipping, playing, and smiling for the camera; children playing Ring Around the Rosie and cartwheeling; a band playing onboard a large steam ship; and shots of passengers and crew.

Hong Kong - airplane

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures an airplane performing loops, banks, and barrel rolls.

Kamloops

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Kamloops, British Columbia, which captures men and women picking apples in an orchard; shots of tractors and trucks; workers taking a break and laughing; panning shots over heaping boxes of apples and a nearby sleeping baby; a truck with a sign reading "D.S. Scott, Westsyde, Kamloops, B.C." with a dog peeping from the window; a man chopping at a tree with an axe; a shot of the water from the trees; a toddler walking with assistance from adults; and men packing boxes of apples.

Victoria - arborist, waterfront, roses

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Victoria, British Columbia, which captures an arbourist climbing a tree with ropes and spiked boots, hacking branches with an axe, and stopping for a cigarette break at the top of the tree; a shot of a large steam boat seen through the porte cochere of the Empress Hotel (Victoria, BC); and close-up shots of roses, most likely taken at either the Empress Hotel or Beacon Hill Park.

Victoria - downtown and Inner Harbour

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Victoria, British Columbia, which captures men and women walking down Douglas Street in downtown Victoria. The Hudson's Bay Company store can be seen in the distance. Subsequent shots capture cars at night, people, signs, buildings along the Inner Harbour, including the Customs House, and the steamer Princess Elizabeth docking at the Canadian Pacific dock.

Victoria : saying goodbye, photographs

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Victoria, British Columbia, which captures a man kissing and waving goodbye to an elderly couple, as well as panning shots over what appear to be family photographs affixed to a tack board.

War ships and ceremony

Item is an amateur film which captures several shots of what appears to be a destroyer-class war ship flying the flag of the Royal Navy viewed from a nearby Canadian Navy ship. A vessel flying both the flags of Nazi Germany and the British Navy is then approached, and a ceremony involving several Canadian and German navymen is held. The German kriegsmarine navymen are frisked. Several cameramen and civilians are also in attendance.

Hong Kong - Far East Aviation Co.

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures a pilot explaining the features of an Avro type 637 airplane; three Avros flying in formation and performing stunts; and an unidentified Fairey plane being similarly introduced in a hangar.

Seagull Island

Item is an amateur film which captures a visit to a garden (possibly Butchart Gardens), followed by shots of seagulls and cormorants on a small island.

Chinese funeral and surf board riding

Item is an amateur film which captures unidentified men and women waterskiing on large boards which are being towed behind a boat. The child riding in the latter half of the film appears to be Margaret Scott.

R. Murdock, Felix, Mac

Item is an amateur film which captures what appears to be the so-called "man without a country" George Dibbern and his boat, La Rapunga, with its "citizen of the world" flag. The film also captures Inner Harbour (Victoria, B.C.) and the Empress Hotel; various sailboats; a man (again perhaps George Dibbern) hula dancing and climbing the rigging on his boat; Margaret and a young boy sailing on a catboat; and various boats.

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).

Stadium Grandstand Show

Item is a film that begins with a title card: "Noel B. Daniels presents Stadium Grandstand Show." The film likely takes place at Empire Stadium. The film shows various performances on a stage in the field, and on the track around the field, including a Maori themed dance performance, a circus-like performance of a man and woman being shot out of a cannon, a slapstick comedy, a camel race, a chariot race, and acrobats hanging from a flying helicopter. Each performance act is introduced by a title card.

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

Vancouver marches on (Part 3)

Item consists of part of a motion picture film which depicts the history of Vancouver. The production is an amateur film in four parts. The history of Vancouver is told through a series of filmed photo stills, ?borrowed? film footage from other sources, and original film segments. Narration is provided with intertitles and scrolling and animated text.

Reel three features: the arrival of a Canadian Pacific steamship, crowds meeting it at port, and the unloading of cargo; construction of the Lions Gate Bridge; sports, including boxing, horse racing, and speed boating; the fishing industry with shots of fishing boats unloading their catch outside the National Fisheries Cannery and net mending and preparation; and Remembrance Day services at the cenotaph in Victory Square.

Cooke, Larry

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

We drivers (part 1)

Item is a motion picture film produced for local Vancouver garages, which discusses issues related to automobile maintenance. The film depicts tune-up procedures, discussing each step while illustrating it on screen. Included are scenes of a car on a lift and contemporary gasoline pumps. A discussion of automotive safety is accompanied by a rendering of "The Motorists Prayer" and footage of damaged cars. The film includes a drive to Little Mountain and around Stanley Park, showing Brockton Point, Lumberman's Arch, and Prospect Point, taking notice of the various license plates from around the world. The film ends with footage of boxing and other physical exercise.

[Vancouver and miscellaneous industrial activities]

Item is a documentary film documenting Vancouver street scenes and cityscapes as well as a variety of industrial activities. This films contains colour footage of a sea plane, mills and mining, shipbuilding, steel making, as well as Vancouver street scenes with people around Dunsmuir St. and the Georgia Hotel. The black and white portions of this film contain footage of Vancouver beach scenes.

Gastown - Vancouver BC - VanDusen Gardens

Item is a documentary film documenting Gastown and the VanDusen Botanical Display Garden. Film includes footage taken in Gastown of the Captain John "Gassy Jack" Deighton statue, Hotel Europe, Water Street, the Old Spaghetti Factory, Vancouver Harbour Centre, SS Beaver replica at its moorings, Frisby's Restaurant, Seven Seas Imports, The Coggery, Gaslight Square (131 Water Street), the Gastown Steam Clock. The film also includes footage of a number of signs of Gastown businesses and places including Bootlegger, The Dublin House Irish Fashions, Tiffany Coiffures, Brother John's Restaurant, Cottage Deli Soup 'n' Sandwich, and Blood Alley Square. The film also includes footage taken at VanDusen Botanical Display Garden including shots of the entrance sign, parking lot, administration building, garden entrance, flowers, several ponds, a fountain, MacMillan Bloedel Place, children feeding geese, pavilions, ducks, swans, a bee, and a blue heron.

Jack Cullen Films - [Owl Theatre]

Item is a film reel containing segments of the "Owl Prowl" show improvised by Jack Cullen for KVOS television in Bellingham, Washington. In these segments, Cullen introduces the night's film and does commercials for the show's sponsors, White Spot in Vancouver and Campbell Motors at 1234 Kingsway Street. Cullen's wife Joy appears in some of the commercials.

PNE Parade - Start of the RCMP Musical Ride

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1958 Vancouver Pacific National Exhibition Parade and British Columbia scenery. The film begins with footage of floats in the P.N.E parade. Identified floats and performers include the train from Montreal to Port Moody 1886, New Westminster, Comox Valley, Sannich, Vancouver Fire Department, Fraser Expedition, Canadian Order of Foresters, The Moonlighters, Horseshoe Bay, and the P.N.E Minstrel Band. Businesses and buildings shown include Standard Stations, British American Oil Company, Canadian Pacific Railroad, Radio CKWX 1130, Hotel Vancouver, Georgia Hotel, the Provincial Courthouse, and Pacific Western Airlines. Footage also shows downtown street banners. The second half of the film includes footage of the RCMP riding onto Hastings Park racetrack in formation in front of an RCMP band being conducted and a crowd. Houses in the Hastings-Sunrise area to the east of Hastings Park are also shown.

The Rodeo

Item is an amateur film documenting the Callister Exhibition Park Rodeo of 1944. The film contains footage of riders in events such as steer decorating, wild cow milking, bronk riding, steer riding, bareback riding and wild horse racing. Judge Henry Castillou is featured in the section titled "Ride 'Em Henry." The film also contains background footage of the park's roller coaster.

Vancouver, BC

Item is a documentary film documenting bridges, Vancouver Harbour, the Stanley Park (B.C.) seawall, and maritime traffic around Vancouver. The film includes footage of False Creek, the Granville (Street) Bridge (3rd, 1954-), the Burrard Bridge (1932-), the Lions Gate (First Narrows) Bridge (1938-), the Second Narrows Highway Bridge (1960-), the Stanley Park seawall and sculptures including Elek Imredy's sculpture Girl In A Wetsuit and the replica figurehead of the RMS Empress of Japan, the shipping facilities at Vancouver Harbour, and the seabus terminal. The film also includes footage of boats and ships including a sailboat, tugboat, cruise ship, seabus, ferry, and cargo ships.

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.

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.

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.

B.C. Peat, Stanley Park, Indian River, Airport

Item is a film containing footage of the BC peat plant construction in Delta, the Vancouver Airport featuring Lew Parry rocket structure, planes taking off and landing with North Shore Mountains in the background, scenes of Stanley Park, Lions Gate Bridge, Scenes from somewhere else outside Vancouver (Howe Sound?). Hikers walking through a river valley.

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