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Item : MI-338 - Miss Chinatown 1960

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Miss Chinatown 1960

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AM1563-: MI-338

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  • 29 Jan. 1960 (Authorship)
    Quan, Joe
    Vancouver (B.C.)

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1 film reel (14 min., 37 sec. ; 120 m) : acetate, original, [18 fps], reversal, col., si. ; 16 mm

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Item is an amateur film of the 1960 Miss Chinatown competition. Film includes footage of the evening gown, Chinese dress, public speaking and talent competitions, the selection of pageant finalists, and the crowning of the winner.

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Mild warping. Both edges of the film feel slightly rough, most likely from it rubbing against the original metal reel during projection and winding.

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Film speed is undetermined. It is an amateur silent film from 1960 and it could have been filmed at a speed slower than 24 fps.


New double perforated leader has been tape spliced to head and tail.

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  • Box: F13-F-47
  • Box: 726-C-05
  • Box: 708-C-05