Title and statement of responsibility area
Stanley Park highlights
General material designation
- Moving images
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
Stanley Park highlights / Whitefoot Studio
- Source of title proper: Title taken from original film leader and can.
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Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
[between 1930 and 1950] (Creation)
- This film was produced for the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation by Whitefoot Studio which operated in Vancouver from 1930 to 1950. This film therefore would have been created sometime during this date range. The stock dates on the various films that were spliced together to create this item (which were 1931, 1932, 1933, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949 and 1930 or 1950) confirm this date range as well. The Princess Elizabeth footage from her visit in October 1951 was presumably added by the Park Board after Whitefoot Studio had gone out of business.
Physical description area
1 film reel (22 min., 27 sec.; 184.8 m) : acetate, original, reversal (Kodachrome), col., silent ; 16 mm
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Archival description area
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Scope and content
Item is a documentary film documenting Stanley Park including recreational activities and special events in the park. The film contains footage of traffic entering Stanley Park, Lions Gate Bridge viewed from the park, totem poles, as well as scenes of trees and flower gardens that show the park in bloom. The film documents people engaging in a variety of the park?s recreational activities as well such as horse back riding, walking, playing cricket, purchasing ice-cream from the ice-cream stand, golfing, swimming and playing in the water at the beach. The film also contains footage of track and field sports taking place at Brockton Oval including shot-put, discus, running races, high jumping, and pole-jumping. In addition, the film documents a visit to the park by Princess Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, as well as people building the sea wall. Children are also featured in the park playing on the playground equipment, riding the Stanley Park Miniature Railway, and interacting with the animals at the petting zoo. Various animals in Stanley Park and the zoo are also documented including swans, ducks, raccoons, monkeys, sea lions, penguins, sea otters and a peacock.
Condition report on file.
Running time calculated at 18 frames per second (standard for silent film).
Immediate source of acquisition
Films transferred from Park Board via Alex Downie July 2006.
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Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Also available as a digital file.
Restrictions on access
Original film is not available for viewing.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Produced by: Whitefoot Studio; presented by: Stanley Park; titles: Graham Warrington.
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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Subject access points
- Children's activities
- Railroads--Passenger cars
- Zoo animals
- Runners (Sports)
- Track and field
- Totem poles
- Royal visits
- Recreation facilities
- Stanley Park (Vancouver, B.C.)
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