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[Why girls leave home] Part 2 [Greencroft] Harem [Party]

Item is one of three amateur films documenting a private costume party at the Hamber residence at 3838 Cypress Street. The film shows footage of Aldyen Hamber and a costumed Eric Hamber with 6 unidentified female guests in costumes laughing, smoking, chatting and playacting.

[Why girls leave home Part] No. 3 [Greencroft] Harem Party

Item is one of three amateur films documenting a private costume party at the Hamber residence on 3838 Cypress Street. The film shows footage of Aldyen Hamber and a costumed Eric Hamber with 6 unidentified female guests wearing costumes and playacting a harem love scene.

[Wedding of Elizabeth Ann Spencer and David Francis Williamson]

Item is an amateur film documenting the wedding of Elizabeth Ann Spencer and David Francis Williamson at St. Andrew's-Wesley in Vancouver on 4 September 1957. Film documents guests, family, and wedding party arriving and entering the church, people leaving the church (including Victor Vance and Peggy Spencer, with their children Janice and Victor Grant), and the reception at HMCS Discovery on Deadman's Island in Stanley Park.

[Vancouver produced television commercials and public service announcements - Progressive Conservative Party of B.C. campaign promotions]

Large reel of commercials produced in Vancouver and collected by Collier. 00:00 - 00:20 rodeo footage. 00:22 - 01:23 Television commercial for Plimley Fourth Avenue, Vancouver, Chrysler Dodge dealership featuring Basil Plimley, a view of downtown Vancouver, and a sea monster. 01:04 - 02:25 Government of British Columbia Council on Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco television public service announcement warning people of the dangers of alcohol. 02:26 - 02:55 Cartoon Yellowpages television advertisement featuring a thief in need of a locksmith. 02:56 - 03:58 Television advertisement for Woodward's Food Floors. 'All kinds of people, all kinds of food.' 04:00 - 04:32 Television advertisement for Woodward's Food Floors. Commercial focuses on cheese. 04:33 - 06:33 A public service announcement produced for the Government of British Columbia Department of the Attorney-General, warning of the dangers and risks of drinking and driving. 06:34 - 07:06 Cartoon celebrating 100 years of British Columbia joining confederation (1871 - 1971). 07:07 - 08:09 Progressive Conservative Party of British Columbia advertisement featuring Darryl Warren, nature views and folk music. 08:11 - 09:12 Progressive Conservative Party of British Columbia advertisement featuring Darryl Warren, nature views and folk music. 09:13 - 10:10 Advertisement for the Mazda 1200 Sports Coop. Features night driving on Granville Street. 10:11 - 11:11 Progressive Conservative Party of British Columbia advertisement featuring Darryl Warren, nature views and folk music. 11:12 - 12:14 Commercial for women's clothing at Eaton's department store. The theme is 'activists.' 12:15 - 13:15 Public service announcement from BC Hydro offering advice on heating your home especially when renovating basements. 13:16 - 14:16 Public service announcement asking people to write to President Nixon and ask him to not do nuclear testing near Amchitka, an island in southwestern Alaska. 14:17 - 15:18 A montage of still archival photographs created in celebration of British Columbia's 100 years of confederation (1871 - 1971). 15:20 - 16:21 An advertisement for the Workman's Compensation Board of British Columbia. Features an air rescue of an injured worker from the interior of BC. 16:22 - 16:52 An advertisement for the Pacific National Exhibiton in Vancouver featuring amusement rides, horse racing, and crowds. 16:53 - 17:56 K-tel television commercial for "Emotions: Today's love hits, all originals." [filmed in Vancouver]. 17:57 - 18:57 K-tel television advertisement for the "Complete Let's Disco System," includes a how-to book and a record. 18:58 - 20:01 K-tel animated cartoon advertisement for 'Dumb Ditties,' a collection of silly songs. 20:02 - 21:01 K-tel advertisement for "24 Great Tear Jerkers: Original Hits, Original Stars." 21:02 - 22:02 K-tel presents "Rick Nelson 20 Golden Greats." 22:03 - 23:04 K-tel advertisement for "Girls Girls Girls 20 Great Hits" all song titles in the collection feature the name of a woman. 23:05 - 23:18 Television advertisement for Frontier malt liquor, imported by Horlick's Brewing Co., Seattle, Washington. 23:19 - 24:14 - Mazda 1800 car commercial featuring horses and golfing. 24:15 - 25:16 Public service announcement presented by the Canada Safety Council about the dangers of tailgating, comparing dangerous driving to being shot and panning over bullets with numbers on them. 25:17 - 26:20 Television commercial for a Datsun 1600. 26:21 - 26:53 Television commercial for Pacific 66, an auto body shop and gas station. 26:54 - 27:24 Televisions advertisement for a snowmobile brand 'Arctic Cat' featuring Santa Claus riding a snowmobile. 27:25 - 28:27 Television commercial for a 'Cat' snowmobile. Features a classic gangster ambience with a twist to farmer's union community hall dance.

[Vancouver history and Vancouver in the 1930s]

Item is a documentary film documenting a history of Vancouver using historical photographs, maps and records as well as street scenes of Vancouver in the 1930s. The historical portions of the film contain footage about the pioneers of Vancouver including Captain George Vancouver, John Morton (first resident of what was to become the City of Vancouver), Mr. Wm. Evans (engineer on the first transcontinental train into Port Moody), Lord Granville, John Robson, Richard Earl Howe, Admiral, and Sir Harry Burrard Neale. The film also contains footage of a map of First Narrows, Burrard Inlet, English Bay and nearby Government reserves as well as a map of False Creek, the West End and the East End. In addition there is footage of Hastings Mill (1887), Gastown (1887), the heart of the city (1884), the 1886 fire, City Hall after the fire, the CPR (1887), Indian ranches on Lost Lagoon, clearings near Stanley Park, Vancouver in 1888 and 1890, the entrance to Stanley Park (1890), as well as city scenes of Vancouver in the early twentieth century.

[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.

[Vancouver School of Art] reading - [Social Credit campaign advertisement] - Granville [Street] riot

Short films are spliced together on this reel. 00:00 - 02:54 a student production by Greg Bellerby with the Vancouver School of Art Film Workshop which consists of music and a slow panning shot of a typed story entitled "Nude world." From 02:55 to 03:52 is a Social Credit politcal advertisement featuring Karen Magnussen and Eric McCue. And 03:53 to 05:21 is raw footage, scenes of the Granville Street riot (silent).

Greg Bellerby

[Vancouver International Stone Symposium - Sculptors Working]

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium at VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage of sculptors using hand and power tools to work on their sculptures. Artists believed to be featured include Wolfgang Kubach, Michael Prentice, and Hiromi Akiyama. Sculptures featured include "Woman" by Kiyoshi Takahashi, "Horizontal Column" by Wolfgang Kubach and Maria Kubach-Wilmsen, and "For the Botanical Garden" by Hiromi Akiyama.

[Use of milk products]

Item is a documentary film documenting a woman preparing a meal using dairy products and serving the meal to a young boy. Film documents the use of milk, whipping cream, butter, and sour cream.

[The] gift of water

Item is the award-winning"The Gift of Water." Produced by Mike Collier and Bob Rodvik. Photography by by Mike Collier and Bob Rodvik. Music by Ian Berry and Don Granbery. Edited by Mike Collier. Film transfer from 16mm to one inch master tape, transferred Nov. 22, 1984. "The Gift of Water" won two awards at the Canadian Film and Television Association Awards in 1975: Best Nature and Wildlife Film, and Best Cinematography.

[Sunset Memorial Centre]

Item is an amateur film documenting the construction of the Sunset Memorial Centre in 1949 and the visit of Alderman J.D. Cornett, Mayor Charles Jones, and Park Commissioner I. J. Irwin to the construction site.

[Spencer] family [at Aberthau]

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer family in the gardens of their home at 1750 Trimble St. in Vancouver. Film documents Colonel and Mrs. Victor Spencer, and children Isabell Louise, Trudean, Barbara, Diana, and Victor Vance.

[Spencer] family

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer children and their grandfather R.V. Winch playing at Jericho Beach in Vancouver. Hangars of the Royal Canadian Air Force Base are visible. The film also documents a gathering of people and automobiles in a wooded area. An accompanying handwritten note reads "John, Victor, Grandpa at beach" and "Groups of people and old cars (a lot of Chinese people)".

[Spencer family at Vancouver International Airport]

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer family gathered at Vancouver International Airport as Colonel Victor Spencer departs. Film documents Col. Victor Spencer boarding an airliner, as well as Gertrude and Elizabeth Ann Spencer, and Isabell Winch in front of the Administration Building. The film also shows Elizabeth Ann at Aberthau, and John Fife and Elizabeth Ann playing in the snow.

[Spencer children]

Item is an amateur film documenting Isabell Louise (?), Trudean (?), Diana, Barbara, and Victor Vance Spencer at a picnic, riding horses, and swimming in the pool at Earlscourt.

[Spencer children at Earlscourt]

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer children swimming in a pool and playing on the grounds of the Spencer family ranch at Lytton, B.C. Film documents Gertrude Spencer and her children Isabell Louise, Trudean, Barbara, Diana, and Victor Vance.

[Spencer children at Earlscourt]

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencers at the family ranch in Lytton, B.C. Film documents John Fife and Elizabeth Ann swimming, and Barbara, Elizabeth Ann, and John Fife playing in the gardens. Film also shows the outside of the family home, and Colonel Victor and Gertrude Spencer.

[Productions from the Vancouver School Of Art Film Workshop: The Flyin' Melon Bros.; Film on Geometric Variations; Quiver; Skin Deep]

Film consists of four Vancouver school of art film workshop student films. From 00:01 to 04:12 Gold Pie presents "The Flyin' Melon Bros," an animated short. Story and animation by Howard C. Pedlar. Camera assistance SV. Erik Eriksen. Original soundtrack by Rocky Craig, Bob Pattison, and Ken Klassen. Thanks to: Al Sens, Jean Compton, and Reader Reader. A Vancouver School of Art Production. Dedicated to Iggy. ; From 04:18 to 06:39 Animated short: Film on Geometric Variations, A Vancouver School of Art Production. By Richard Watson. Music by Ken Klassen and Richard Watson. ; 06:40 - 10:38 Animated short, produced at the Vancouver School of Art Film Workshop, a Chirp production, "Quiver." Conceived and animated by Mal Collett ; 10:39 - 14:00 "Skin Deep" is a short produced, by Robert Conway, at the Vancouver School of Art Film Workshop.

Howard C. Pedlar

[Picnic]

Item is an amateur film documenting a large picnic. Film documents children and families engaging in activities such as races.

[Live at the Astrodome] Mr/Ms Gay Vancouver Pageant

Item is a videocassette containing a recording of the 1999 Mr./Ms. Gay Vancouver pageant and the step down of Rob Wovin and Organza (Mr./Ms. Gay Vancouver 19. The event started on Oct. 3 and went until the early hours of Oct. 4, 1999 at Celebrities Nightclub, Davie Street, Vancouver BC.

[Jersey Farms milk delivery]

Item is a documentary film documenting a horse-drawn Jersey Farms cart delivering milk in Shaughnessy, a Jersey Farms delivery truck delivering milk near Arbutus and Broadway, and the Jersey Farms site at 2256 W. Broadway.

[Jersey Farms dairy plant]

Item is a documentary film documenting a Chilliwack Cartage Co. truck driving in Fraser Valley and arriving at Jersey Farms dairy plant at 2256 W. Broadway. Film documents the operations at the plant in considerable detail.

[Home gas stations on Vancouver Island]

Item is a documentary film documenting home gas stations in the Lower Mainland in the 1930s. The film contains footage primarily of the building structures, however, occasional glimpses of a vehicle, person and landscape can be seen as well. Specifically, this film documents Douglas Service (Hillside and Government), Piggott Auto Camp (595 Gorge Road), Atkinson s Garage (617 Vancouver St.), Monzer s Service (1835 Pandora St.), Gettles Service (Sooke, B.C.), Island Highway Garage (Island Highway), W.A. Kippen (Scenic View Malahat), Island Gateway Service (Island Hill), Duncan Garage Ltd. (Duncan, B.C.), Chas. Fielden (Duncan, B.C.), Roger De C. Veale (Westholme, B.C.), J. Hutchison (Ladysmith, B.C.), Mrs. E. Galloway (Cassidy, B.C.), Jos. Taylor (South Wellington, B.C.), Wm. Newrick (Wellington, B.C.), Parksville Beach Garage (Parksville, B.C.), Ernest Baker (Coombs, B.C.), G. McGariggle (Port Alberni, B.C.), Hamilton electric (Port Alberni, B.C.), Bartlett s Store (Qualicum Bay, B.C.), J. Nakano (Cumberland, B.C.), A. Hogg (Sandwick, B.C.), Vancouver Island Coach Lines (Campbell River, B.C.), Tom Baker (Grantham, B.C.), Comox auto Camp (Comox, B.C.), Wm. Ardley (Courtnay, B.C.), Macdonald Electric (Courtnay, B.C.), Corfield Motors (Courtnay, B.C.), and Distributing Plant (Courtnay, B.C.).

[Home gas stations in the Lower Mainland]

Item is a documentary film documenting home gas stations in the Lower Mainland in the 1930s. The film contains footage primarily of the building structures, however, the occasional glimpses of a vehicle, person and landscape can be seen as well. Specifically, this film documents United Service Station (6th and 8th New Westminster), South Westminster Service (RR#1 New Westminster), Handford Service Station (Scott and McLennan Rd.), Levreoult Service Station (Ladner, B.C.), Beach Grove Service Station (Boundary Bay, B.C.), Crescent Beach Service (Crescent Beach, B.C.), Mac s Auto Service (White Rock, B.C.), Central Garage (Cloverdale, B.C.), O Brian Service Station (Cloverdale, B.C.), Port Kells Service Station (Part Kells, B.C.), Olympic Service Station (RR#3 New Westminster), Auto and Machinery Service (Pacific Highway, New Westminster), Lawrence Motors (10th and Carnarvon), Ideal Service Station (10th and Columbia, New Westminster), Mountain View Service Station (202, 6th New Westminster), Summit Service Station (2000 Douglas Road, New Westminster), Hilton Bros. (Langley Prairie, B.C.), Home Beacon Service (Milner, B.C.), Fort Langley Transportation Co. (Fort Langley, B.C.), Kerr s Truck Line (Langley Prairie, B.C.), B&A Garage (Langley Prairie, B.C.), Ross Bros. (Abbotsford, B.C.), and Burnier and Desmazes (Abbotsford, B.C.).

[Home gas stations in Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster]

Item is a documentary film documenting Home gas stations in the Lower Mainland in the 1930s. The film contains footage primarily of the building structures, however, the occasional glimpses of a vehicle, person and landscape can be seen as well. Specifically, this film documents National Service Station (1695 Main St.), Crescent Motors (263 East 7th Ave.), Southill Motors (2704 Kingsway), Carleton Service Station (Joyce and Kingsway, City), Joyce Road Garage (4905 Joyce Rd., City), Central Park Garage (4651 Kingsway, Burnaby), Pacific Avenue Garage (4495 Kingsway, New Westminster), Rose Auto Camp (4166 Kingsway, Burnaby), Burnaby Tourist Lodge (4050 Kingsway, New Westminster), Jubilee Garage (3600 Nelson St., Burnaby), Hollywood Service Station (2674 Kingsway, New Westminster), Kingsway and Dublin Service (Kingsway and Dublin, New Westminster), Morrison s Garage (1102 Kingsway, New Westminster), Brandon Auto Livery (512 W.Georgia St.), and Holland Service Station (125 Robson St.).

[Home gas stations in Vancouver and Lower Mainland]

Item is a documentary film documenting home gas stations in the Lower Mainland in the 1930s. The film contains footage primarily of the building structures, however, the occasional glimpses of a vehicle or a person can be seen as well. Specifically, this film documents Brett s Service Station (Chilliwack, B.C.), Mrs. Leach Home Corner (RR. L, Yale Road East, Chilliwack), Rosedale Garage (Rosedale, B.C.), Harrison Lake Transportation Co. Service Station (Harrison Lake, B.C.), Ed. Eklund (Matsqui, B.C.), Routledge Motors Ltd. (Matsqui, B.C.), Distributing Plant (Mission, B.C.), Central Service Station (Mission, B.C.), Routledge Motors Ltd. (Mission, B.C.), Boothbys Service Station (Mission, B.C.), Ed. Jones (Silverdale, B.C.), P.J. Wilson (Ruskin Dam, B.C.), Maple Ridge Motors (Haney, B.C.), Thompson s Service Station (Pitt Meadows, B.C.), Quadling s Service Station (901 Brunette St., New Westminster, B.C.), Reliable Service Station (914 Kingsway, city), Fraserview Service Station (1706 E. Marine, City), Shields Service Station (49th and Victoria), Excelsior Garage (5704 Victoria Drive), Grant Motors (49th and Fraser Ave.), Rapid Service Station (4102 Fraser Ave.), Keystone Service Station (19th and Main St.), Nagle Bros. (18 Water St.), Favorite Garage (596 E. Hastings St.), Limares Service Station (12th and Commercial Drive), Grandview Super Service (2098 Commercial Drive), Vernon Service Station (Vernon and Venables), Moosomin Service Station (Grandview highway, Ardley, B.C.), Grandview Auto Camp (Grandview Highway), and Burnaby Lake Service Station (Douglas and Spearling, Burnaby).

[Holiday]

Item is an amateur film documenting members of the Spencer family on vacation, possibly in Hawaii. Film documents a Polynesian band and dancers, outdoor cooking, eating, and individuals receiving flower leis. Film includes footage of Colonel Victor and possibly Isabell Louise Spencer.

[GranTree Furniture Rental fire, fisheries fire, and apartment building fire]

Item is an organizational record film documenting the GranTree Furniture Rental fire, the fire at Lion's Gate Fisheries, Tullock Western fisheries, and Central Native Fisherman's Co-operative, and an apartment building fire in the West End. The GranTree Furniture Rental segment shows surrounding storefronts of Hertz Rental Cars and Denny's Restaurant (probably downtown), as well as the interior of the furniture store with firefighters moving sofas, rugs, etc. The second segment shows firefighters fighting the warehouse fires at the Central Native Fisherman's Co-operative, Lion's Gate Fisheries, and Tullock Western Fisheries, including a shot of dead fish strewn about. The third segment shows firefighters fighting a fire at a West End apartment building, coroners removing the bodies, and an interview with a resident, Frank Toshack.

[Flight of the Sky hawks, original camera source tapes] 313

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Includes footage of the Sky Hawks demonstration team, shot from the ground, of the Sky hawks performing sky diving and parachuting tricks, and landing, as well as airplanes flying, and the smoke and flag marking the drop zone. Includes footage shot by a fellow sky diver of men in green camouflage military uniforms parachuting. There are also shots taken using a fish-eye lense of men doing practice parachute jumps from a tower using wires. The fish-eye lense is also used in some sky diving and parachuting shots - the camera is attached to the mid-section of a Sky hawk member rather than to a helmet. Includes some footage of the Sky hawks performing taken by another sky diver, not using a fish-eye lense. Transfered from original camera source tapes 9 and 10A. Silent.

[Flight of the Sky hawks, original camera source tapes] 312

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Includes footage of the Sky hawks jumping out of an airplane shot from an adjacent airplane. Shots from the ground includes footage of the Sky hawks parachuting to the ground and performing tricks, and airplanes. Transfer of the original camera source tapes 6, 7, 8.

[Flight of the Sky hawks, original camera source tapes] 311

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Some footage is shot from another airplane of the airplane and the Sky hawks jumping out of it and some is shot in the airplane with the Sky Hawks before they jump and as they jump. Some is shot from the ground of airplanes. Transfer of the original camera source tape. Silent.

[Flight of the Sky hawks, original camera source tapes] 310

Item is raw footage shot for a one hour television network documentary featuring Canada's military parachute team, the Sky hawks. Primarily the aerial footage (shot by a fellow sky-diver) captures the sky diving and parachuting performances of the Sky hawks. Some of the aerial footage was shot at Royal Rhodes Military College. Other locations have not been identifed. Additional footage is included that was shot on the ground of a Sky hawks team breifing with Pierre (shot from several angles), and the men getting dressed for a show and checking each others' parachutes and equipment, airplanes taxing, the Sky hawks team practicing thier show on the ground 'dirt dive,' the men chatting near the airplane, and the Sky hawks team entering the airplane. Original camera source tape. Silent.

[Fire hose demonstration, apartment building fire, Hudson Plating Co. fire, Danish bakery fire, and rail shipping station fire]

Item is an organizational record film documenting a fire hose demonstration with Mayor Tom Campbell attending and the Vancouver Fire Department fighting four Vancouver fires. The fire hose demonstration takes place in front of Mine Mill Marine Machinery near the Cambie swingspan bridge. Also shows Johnston Terminals, a tug boat, the new Granville Street Bridge, the Fire Chief being interviewed, and men in scuba suits kicking boards that have fire hoses spouting water. Film also shows apartment building fire, fire at Hudson Plating Co. Ltd. at W 5th and Alberta St., fire at a Danish bakery at W 4th and Stephens, and a fire at a rail shipping and loading station on the docks, which shows Fireboat No. 2 in action.

[Fire Hall No. 1] Building Demolition

Item is an amateur film that begins with a shot of a film box with the number 1 written on it in a circle and continues with footage of a crane and wrecking ball demolishing Fire Hall No. 1 (729 Hamilton Street). Film also shows the General Post Office building, part of the Dominion Building, and street banners.

[Family vacation]

Item is an amateur film documenting a group of people, including Peggy Spencer, vacationing in the United States. Film documents people boarding an airplane, women on a beach, children swimming, golf, and a boat named "Valerian II". Film also documents a football game and footage of an animal performance at Marineland of the Pacific.

[Earlscourt 1935 with guests]

Item is an amateur film documenting members of the Spencer family at the Earlscourt ranch in Lytton, B.C. Film documents Elizabeth Ann playing on the lawn, people playing tennis, John Fife and Elizabeth Ann Spencer swimming, Gertrude Spencer at the swimming pool, and R.V. Winch reading inside the house.

[Corporate demo tape] Demo "A" ; 10 minutes

Item is a Yaletown Productions demo tapes with segments from programs produced. Includes clips of previous productions including "A sense of wonder: Teaching elementary science," "Land above the trees," advertisements created for Vancouver Helicopters, [Alcan Aluminium Limited] or Trade: Securing Canada's Future, B.C. Hydro, SFU, Petro-Canada, and Expo 86. With the Yaletown Productions Inc. logo at the end of the tape.

[Concert at] VISS [Vancouver International Stone Symposium] Stone Symp.

Item is an amateur film documenting a performance by the Silver Spring Blue Grass Band at the 1975 Vancouver International Stone Symposium in VanDusen Gardens. The film contains footage a crowd of people watching a concert being given on an earthen mound at the symposium site, people talking, and a phototographer taking pictures of the people and musicians.

[Christmas]

Item is an amateur film documenting a Spencer family Christmas gathering. Film documents Gertrude Spencer and a baby, likely Andrea Ellen Spencer. Film also documents Peggy Spencer and others in party hats, and people with tennis raquets.

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