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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.

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.

BC [British Columbia] postcard - The Rockies to the Pacific

Film is a promotional video for the province of British Columbia. Focusing on different sections of the province in turn the video highlights the features and tourist attractions of each. According to the donor this is most likely the original of the final production with sound and image. Director Mike [Michael] Collier; cinematography Norm Keziere, Dave Geddes, Bob Asgeirsson, Bill Rounds, Tommy Tompkins, and John Anderson; editor Rober Brandreth-Gibbs; research Sharon McGowan; narration script Don White and Sharon McGowan, narrator Art Hives; video services Post Haste Video; film lab Alpha Cine Services; sound mix Pinewood Studios; special thanks to Tourism British Columbia. Produced by Yaletown Productions. b&w 00:10:57-00:11:04 and 00:18:47-00:19:22.

BC [British Columbia] postcard - The Rockies to the Pacific [Japanese version]

Film is a promotional video for the province of British Columbia this version has Japanese narration. Focusing on different sections of the province in turn the video highlights the features and tourist attractions of each. According to the donor this is most likely the original of the final production with sound and image. Director Mike [Michael] Collier; cinematography Norm Keziere, Dave Geddes, Bob Asgeirsson, Bill Rounds, Tommy Tompkins, and John Anderson; editor Rober Brandreth-Gibbs; research Sharon McGowan; narration script Don White and Sharon McGowan, narrator Art Hives; video services Post Haste Video; film lab Alpha Cine Services; sound mix Pinewood Studios; special thanks to Tourism British Columbia. Produced by Yaletown Productions. Ends with an advertisement for 'Canada's Best Selling Video Postcard Series.' b&w 00:10:57-00:11:04 and 00:18:47-00:19:22.

Bowen Island

Item is an amateur film documenting a ferry trip to Bowen Island, a parade, and a flag raising ceremony at the cenotaph in Snug Cove. Film documents Col. Victor Spencer in a uniform, and Elizabeth Ann in front of the monument.

Coqu[itlam] Lake Okanagan and [Myra] Canyon [and] Start of PNE Parade

Item is an amateur film documenting the 1958 Vancouver Pacific National Exhibition Parade and British Columbia scenery. The film begins with footage probably taken from a Kettle Valley Railroad train going through the Okanagan. The film ends with footage of floats in the P.N.E parade. Identified floats and performers include Shell, White Spot, and the New Westminster Shrine Club General Band. Businesses shown include Oscar's, Standard Stations, British American Oil Company, Canadian Pacific Railroad, and Pacific Western Airlines.

Faces : GLBT in Vancouver

Item is a videocassette containing a documentary entitled 'Faces: GLBT in Vancouver.' The documentary traces the history of LGBTQ life in Vancouver and shows demonstrations, businesses, legal frameworks, community leaders, night life, AIDS/HIV, activism, neighbourhoods and celebrations. The video contains interviews and archival footage of Bill Richardson, Margo Dunn, Ellen Woodsworth, Esther Phillips, Jamie Lee Hamilton, Rob Joyce, Don Hann, Maurice Flood, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Sarah Davidson, Mary-Woo Sims, Heather Kitching, Jim Deva, Svend Robinson, Tim Stevenson, Ted Northe, Gordon Price, Janine Fuller, Gareth Kirby, Angus Praught, Dennis Dahl, Garry Penny, Jane Rule, Nym Hughes, Libby Davies. The archival footage in the film was provided by the CBC. The documentary was produced, directed and edited by Thomas Donovan.

Focus on Expo - one inch master - Aug. '86

This item consists of video transfers of film footage shot at Expo 86. The raw footage was transferred to video and edited on tape into a finished production. According to the donor this is the original of the final production with sound and image combined. "Vancouver - Focus on Expo 86" was released August 1986 as a video postcard. Film featuring highlights of Expo 86 . Includes royal visit, highlights of USA, USSR, China, GM, Canada, BC, Folklife pavillions. Director, Michael Collier; Cinematography Bob Asgiersson; Editor Robert Brandreth-Gibbs; Writer Chris Aikenhead; Narration script Chris Aikenhead and Don White; Narrator Jim Hault; Video services Post Haste Video; Film Lab Alpha Cine Services; Sound mix Pinewood Studios; Produced by Yaletown Productions Inc. for Allstar Productions Inc.

Collier, Michael J.

Full speed ahead

Film produced by New Horizon Films for the Canadian Forces. It is an informational and promotional film about being a naval officer. Directed and filmed by Robert S. Rodvik, edited by Michael J. Collier, narration by Lt.(N) G. Davidson, S. Rodvik, narrator Campbell Lane, technical advisors Lt.(N) Terry Wolfe and Lt.(N) Glen Davidson.

Gay Pride Parade 1997

Item is a videocassette containing clips from the Rogers Community Television coverage of the 1997 Vancouver Pride Parade interspersed with additional footage (most likely recorded by Jim DeYoung/Amazing Video Productions) of both the parade and the Gay Pride Sports Picnic. The hosts of the Rogers Community Television program are Sister C, Russel Baskin and Doug Austin. Other individuals featured include Svend Robinson, Hedy Fry, Tim Stevenson, Bruce Chambers, Philip Owen, and Ujjal Dosanjh. Parade participants are shown, organizations and individuals including: PFLAG, Vancouver Lesbian Connection, Prime Timers, Vancouver Men's Chorus, BC Persons With AIDS, AIDS Vancouver, Joan E, Odyssey Nightclub, BC Government and Service Employees Union, Royal Hotel (Sam Castlanger), A Loving Spoonful, Doll and Penny's Cafe, Westender, Buddhist Pride, Co-op Radio Lesbian Show, Out on Screen and the Vancouver Gay and Lesbian Choir.

Grey Cup parade [1955]

Item is an amateur film documenting the Grey Cup parade in 1955. Film documents the RCMP marching band and floats from Eaton's, Canadian Pacific Airlines, Marilyn Bell, and various "Miss" representatives for the football teams.

Grey Cup parade [1958]

Item is an amateur film documenting the Grey Cup parade in 1958. Film documents "Miss Grey Cup" contestants on floats and floats from various companies including Eaton's. Parade is moving along W. Georgia Street.

Grey Cup parades

Item is film containing footage of the Grey Cup parades in 1955 and 1958 on Hastings Street. Film shows parade floats, automobiles, Shriners, Miss Grey Cup winners, CFL floats, marching bands, RCMP and cheerleaders.

Hong Kong - George V silver jubilee parade, miscellaneous

Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures a parade which celebrates King George V's Silver Jubilee (as read on banners in the parade). Various groups go down the street, including dragon dances, children in ornate dress carried on litters, people wearing masks, various floats, and musicians, as crowds of Hong Kong residents and expatriates watch. Subsequent footage includes locals working near the docks; Margaret and her mother at the Scott house with various animals; boats on the water; and a tram in Hong Kong.

Horse races and Shetland Ponies, Virginia and Family

Item is a film containing footage of a pageant, people riding horses and ponies, the Capilano Suspension Bridge and surrounding area, the Capilano River valley and surrounding trails, orchestra at Malkin Bowl, a picnic, children playing in backyard and wading pool (possibly at 3846 West 10th), May Day Parade in downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park gardens, George Vancouver statue and City Hall campus, Vancouver skyline view from City Hall and children playing in grassy area.

House, ugly kid, pool, parade U.S.

Item is an amateur film beginning with scenic footage of a fountain taken during the Magoffin’s trip to Cuba, followed by footage of Sam and Margaret Magoffin walking on the grounds of and taking tea on the terrace of a large house, possibly in West Vancouver. Interspersed in this footage are images showing lions in a caged pen and men shooting rifles. The film also includes footage of people swimming in and lounging around a large swimming pool and the Magoffins and others relaxing in front of a hotel and visiting with a baby. Also included is footage of the 1930 Portland Rose Festival parade, including floats for the Portland Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club, Richfield Oil (Charles Lindbergh theme), First National Bank, Multnomah County, Japan, Claude Neon Products, Jantzen, and Wonder Bread.

Jubilee parade

Item is an amateur film documenting Vancouver's Diamond Jubilee parade. Film documents marching bands, dignitaries on floats, and parade floats from the veterans of the Boer War, Native Sons of B.C. Post #2, Irish Fusiliers, City of Victoria, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Nanaimo, and New Westminster. Background buildings include Ailso Lodge and Mackenzie, White, and Dunsmuir Ltd.

London and Trooping the Colours

Item is an amateur film documenting London streets, automobiles, and buses, and Gertrude Spencer visiting a family in their home. The film also documents the ceremony of Trooping the Colour, filmed from the crowd across from Admiralty House (?) in London.

McCuaig home movie

Item is a film showing aviation scenes from with an airplane cockpit and aerial views of warships, snow scenes, on duty and candid street shots in Europe, the excavation of lot at 2316 W. 22nd Avenue, and the 1946 PNE Parade. People identified are Jean and Kenny McCuaig, their dog Perky, and Owen Wheatcroft.

Mondo Pride 99

Item is a videocassette containing a recording of the Rogers Community Television coverage of the 1999 Vancouver Pride Parade. Parade hosts are Kim Grahame, Symone, Rob McMahon, Gary Johnson and Doug Austin. Parade participants include: Dykes on Bikes; Knights of Malta; Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Centre; Dogwood Monarchist Society; Lesbian and Gay Task Force; Mayor Phillip Owen; Davie Street Community Police Office; [Dirty Helens]; Trans Link; B.C. Ambulance Service; Out In Surrey; A Loving Spoonful; Western Canada Leather Pride; Vancouver Leather Alliance; Street Project Counselling Alliance; Hedy Fry; Svend Robinson; Libby Davies; Tim Stevenson; Ujjal Dosanjh; Doll and Penny's Cafe; The Edge Cafe; AIDS Vancouver; Cutting Edges Gay Hockey Team; Out for Kicks Soccer Club; Youth Quest; Royal Hotel; Vancouver Friends for Life Society; Pride UBC; The Centre; Street Nurses; Out on Screen; the Odyssey; Little Sister's Bookstore; Gays and Lesbians of Maple Ridge; Rainy City Men's Chorus; Numbers; ManLine; On Our Hands and Knees Gardening Club; City of Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation; Strathcona Daycamps and Diesel.

P.N.E. Parades 50, 51, 52, 53, and 56 - P.N.E. Ground [s] 60 and 61

Item is a film showing P.N.E. parades and the P.N.E. grounds. The film contains footage of parade floats, cheerleaders, marching bands, Mounties and Shriners. The film also shows crowds gathered in downtown Vancouver, and features the surrounding buildings and landmarks, likely on Hastings Street. The film contains candid shots of the P.N.E. grounds including P.N.E. visitors boarding amusement park rides, participating in arcade games, eating at concession stands, looking at attractions and attending the horse races.

P.N.E. parade 1959

Item is am amateur film documenting the P.N.E. parade in 1959. Film documents marching military personnel, the RCMP marching band, and various floats from cities (Burnaby and Victoria) and other organizations.

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.

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.

Parade on Pender Street and dance performances

Item is a film showing a parade on Pender Street with people dancing and walking with banners, as well as a scene with a group posing for photographs. The second part of the film shows dance performances on an indoor stage. Writing on box suggests the performances are by the Strathcona Folk Dance group and a dance group visiting from China.

Personal - [Br--?] 1925 - Vancouver 1926 - Prince George - Prince Rupert

Item is an amateur film beginning with footage of a man playing with dogs; wild horses running; Margaret Magoffin driving a car; Sam Magoffin, Margaret and various people and dogs standing on the front stairs of a house; and Sam and three men exiting the S.S. Magoffin & Co. Railway Contractors Tie Department building (possibly in Prince George).

The film also includes footage of Prince Rupert, B.C., including the Prince Rupert Hotel and Sam and Margaret Magoffin on Sixth Avenue with several of the downtown buildings in the background. Also included is footage taken along the waterfront and from aboard the S.S. Prince Rupert, as well as views of the city taken from a high vantage point. Buildings shown in this footage include the fire hall and elevator.

Also contained in the film is footage of a parade in Vancouver taken from a bird’s eye viewpoint. The parade includes footage of mounties on horses, sailors, a pipe band, clowns, animals, and many floats, including floats for Point Grey, the City of Vancouver, the Loyal Order of Moose, Burns Shamrock Brand Products, Vancouver Ice Cream, and a stampede. The film also includes several minutes of footage of a rodeo at Hastings Park, including bronco and bull riding and chuckwagon racing activities. The film also shows Sam and Margaret with other people in front of the Court House and having a picnic on Grouse Mountain. Also included is footage of a military parade by Victory Square, a military review, and a medals ceremony; Mayor L.D. Taylor is shown in attendance at this event.

Playground films -- special events

Item is a documentary film documenting various recreational activities and special events taking place in park playgrounds in Vancouver. The film contains footage of special events such as the 1967 Sandbox Project, the Annual Kids Fishing Derby, and the Soap-box Derby. The recreational activities documented include baseball, children?s fishing, Ukrainian dancing, outdoor ballet dancing, boxing, bicycle riding, basketball, volleyball, outdoor gymnastics, children?s games, and musical performances. The film also documents a children?s parade involving children carrying signs with various Vancouver park names, a children?s puppet show, a parade with children marching their bicycles and a marching bag-piping band as well as a children?s trophy ceremony. In addition, the film contains footage of children driving mini cars at the Playground Traffic School as well as footage of Camp Capilano and children participating in recreational activities such as hiking, eating lunch and tug of war.

Poppsie England Wood Family

Item is a film made up of several films that have been spliced together. The film documents the Wood family’s trip to England and contains footage of the steamship journey, the Queen’s Guard parading, a war memorial, St. James’ Park, Buckingham Palace, the Thames, horse races, family scenes, a church, and a wedding. Film also documents locations and events in Vancouver, including the exterior and interior of Wood’s Jewellery Store (Arthur Wood & Co., 2511 Main Street), family gatherings at a house, possibly the Wood family home at 1656 Robson Street, and a troop of cavalry riding in dress uniforms. The stock date years of the film are in the following order: 1926, 1931, 1929, 1931 and 1932.

Pride Parade 1996 : Rogers Community 4

Part is a recording showing the Rogers Community 4 broadcast of the 1996 Pride Parade. The parade hosts are Doug Austin, Corrina Antipas and Mark Sonnenberg. The recording contains footage of the parade and cutaways to video showing The Sports Picnic on July 27, 1996. The broadcast is a Rogers Community 4, Kitsilano NTV volunteer production. The recording ends with credits.

Pride Parade 1999

Item is a videocassette containing a recording of the Rogers Community Television coverage of the 1999 Vancouver Pride Parade. Parade hosts are Kim Grahame, Symone, Rob McMahon, Gary Johnson and Doug Austin. Parade participants include: Air Canada; The Elbow Room; Union Pride; Revenue Canada and Customs Pacific Region Gay and Lesbian Committee; ICBC; Heritage Hotel; Balloon Action featuring Alexis; Janice Ungaro and Darren Lamb for Z95.3; Royal Bank of Canada; Gays and Lesbians of Maple Ridge; Valentine's Restaurant; Deniro's Restaurant; HMV with Vivian Vaughn and Nina Mercury; Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation; B.C. First Nations AIDS Society; Developmental Disabilities Association; Vancouver Men's Chorus; English Bay Bowling League; Numbers; Spartacus Gym; Manline; Denman Fitness; Prime Timers; Odyssey with Justine Thyme; Out in Surrey; On Your Hands and Knees Gardening Group; City of Vancouver Parks and Recreation; Strathcona Community Centre; Iris with the Greater Vancouver Native Cultural Centre; United Church of Canada; First United Church; St. Paul's United Church; Metropolitan Community Church; Integrity Vancouver (Anglican Group); Dignity Vancouver (Catholic group); Denny's on Davie; Juice Zone; Delaney's; Brass Monkey; and Crankpot. Credits for the production appear at the end of the program.

Queen [Royal visits to British Columbia 1939 and 1951]

Item is a reel of amateur films documenting the royal visits to British Columbia in 1939 and 1951. The first part of the film reel contains approximately five minutes of footage of the visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to Vancouver in May 1939. It includes views of and from Queen Elizabeth Park, and a band procession leading the royal motorcade from the park. Also included are views of crowds lined up along Georgia Street near Howe and in Stanley Park watching the band procession and royal motorcade, followed by views of the Lions Gate Bridge, steamships on Burrard Inlet and Siwash Rock. The film also includes footage of the royal motorcade on Columbia Street in New Westminster, followed by footage of Stanley Park, Prospect Point, Coal Harbour, Lions Gate Bridge, and Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver, all taken from a boat in Burrard Inlet. The second part of the reel film contains approximately nine minutes of footage of H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and H.R.H. Prince Philip's October 1951 visit to Victoria, British Columbia. The footage shows the couple's arrival on the H.M.C.S. Crusader and members of the Canadian Scottish Regiment and the Royal Canadian Artillery performing and greeting the couple prior to their meeting with Premier Byron Johnson in front of the Legislative Buildings. The film also includes scenes of a motorcade to the Empress Hotel and the royal couple exiting the hotel with the Premier, footage of the Princess stopping to tour at an unidentified building, additional motorcade and band footage, and scenes of the royal couple departing on the H.M.C.S. Crusader.

Regatta Rowing Club July 1st 1936

Item is an amateur film documenting a parade on W. Georgia Street heading west past McDermott Motors Ltd. at 1200 W. Georgia Street, toward Stanley Park. Film documents crowds around houses in the West End, men rowing in Coal Harbour, and the Denman Arena.

Return of the cold warriors [English version]

Item is a half hour television documentary about the history and closing of the last Canadian military base in Germany. This documentary outlines the Canadian Airforce experience in Germany during the Cold War from 1953-1993. Individuals are interviewed who served at Baden Baden, the various airplanes flown by Canadians out of the base are discussed and there is footage of the closing down reunion party and the final military parade and fly-over. Produced by Yaletown Productions for Department of National Defence. Narrated by Donnelly Rhodes. Produced by Michael Collier; written by Richard Tomkies; directed by Ken Jubenvill; . Aug. 3, 1993.

Royal visit #2

Item is a film which contains some of Douglas Scott's footage of the royal visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in May of 1939. The film begins with the intertitle "Departure, May Thirty-first," with shots of the HMCS Prince Robert; "The Veterans are here in Force," followed by footage of soldiers marching in dress uniform, the royals arriving in a car, and King George VI inspecting soldiers. The royals then make their way to the ocean liner RMS Empress of Britain, where they then wave to the crowd from an upper tier of the vessel as the ship departs. The film ends with the intertitles "The Straits of Juan de Fuca ... In the foreground Canada ... in the background the towering Olympic Range in the United States ... two great nations living together in peace and Amity," and "We leave their majesties steaming Eastward, back to their family at the Heart of the Empire ... while Canadians from the Atlantic to Pacific unite in loyalty and affection for Our Sailor King and his Gracious Consort."

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.

Shriners parade

Item is an amateur film documenting shriners parade moving southbound on Granville Street. Buildings include Cunningham Drugs, Purdy's, and the Paradise Theatre.

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.

Spencer's parade

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer's Toy Parade staged by the Spencer's Department Store in Vancouver. Film documents floats and costumed marchers, and crowds watching the parade as it moves south on Dunsmuir Street past the Hotel Dunsmuir at 502 Dunsmuir Street.

Spencer's parade

Item is an amateur film documenting the Spencer's Toy Parade staged by the Spencer's Department Store in Vancouver. Film documents floats with fairy tale and storybook themes, and the arrival of Santa Claus.

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].

Tourism B.C. Marketplace Progam [Program] - Expo 86

Item is "Marketplace Program" produced for EXPO 86 and Tourism BC. Major exhibition in BC Pavilion for EXPO 86. Multi-screen laser disc interactive display. Laser discs were very new at this time and cost over $2500 each to manufacture. This laser disc was produced to be used with specially designed players that would allow for touch-screen interaction from visitors to the B.C. Pavilion. These machines no longer exist; to get an idea of what options were made available pause the playback to view what the touch-screen displays looked like.
Item includes visual vignettes featuring footage to represent various geographical areas of the province of British Columbia. Theme music plays in the background of the scenes; no dialogue. Brief written descriptions of each area of the province precede each section of footage. At 00:10:23 - 00:10:24 screen shots of all of the various touch screen menu screens appear - to see these please slow down the playback and pause for each. Starting at 00:10:26 the footage plays out that would have been associated and parsed out for the various selected menu choices. At 00:12:08-00:12:11 more screen shots of selections flash by, again slow or pause to view these fully. Starting at 00:12:12 more groupings of clips of British Columbia can be viewed. From 00:13:55-00:13:58 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:13:59 there are more groupings of clips of British Columbia. From 00:15:38-00:15:40 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:15:42 there are more groupings of clips of British Columbia. From 00:17:24-00:17:26 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:17:27 there are more groupings of clips showing British Columbia. From 00:19:03-00:19:05 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:19:06 there are more groupings of clips showing British Columbia. From 00:20:53-00:20:57 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:20:59 there are more groupings of clips showing British Columbia. From 00:19:03-00:19:05 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:19:06 there are more groupings of clips showing British Columbia. From 00:22:33-00:22:35 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:22:36 there are more groupings of clips showing British Columbia. From 00:24:23-00:24:26 there are more menus and screenshots, pause or slow down the playback to view. Starting at 00:24:28 there are more groupings of clips showing British Columbia. At 00:26:14 there is the final section of menu screen shots and following that brief shots of hotels and lodgings in British Columbia. Final credits at 00:26:38.

UBC Sculptures and Totem Poles and the Caledonian Games

Item is an amateur film documenting sculptures at the UBC campus, including George Norris' "Mother and Child," Haida and Kwakiutl totem poles at the corner of University Blvd. and East Mall, and Charles Wheeler's "King George VI." There is also footage of the Vancouver Caledonian Games, which begins with a parade of drummers, pipers, and dancers; then footage of Scottish country dancing, kids under thirteen dancing the Sailors Hornpipe, and girls dancing the Highland Fling.

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