Item : MI-112 - Playground films -- special events

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Playground films -- special events

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  • Source of title proper: Title taken from original film leader and can.

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VPK-S652-: MI-112

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  • [after 1942]-[1980] (Creation)
    Signage visible in the film footage indicates that some of the film was shot in 1967. This item is formed from splicing several films together, however, so there may be a range of dates possible for the rest of the film. Stock dates on the films that have been spliced together are 1955 or 1975, 1946 or 1966, 1942 or 1962, 1967, 1950 or 1970, 1953 or 1973, 1963, and 1951 or 1971.

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1 film reel (28 min., 40 sec.; 235.8 m) : acetate, original, reversal (Kodachrome), col., silent ; 16 mm

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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.

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Running time calculated at 18 frames per second (standard for silent film).

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Films transferred from Park Board via Alex Downie July 2006.


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Available as a digital file

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Original film is not available for viewing.

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Weak splices have been replaced. New head and tail leader have been added. Film has been wound onto a core and stored in a polypropylene container.

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