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Item : 2013-020.02 - Vancouver marches on (Part 1)

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Vancouver marches on (Part 1)

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An LC Production / Produced by Larry Cooke

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AM1487-: 2013-020.02

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  • [ca. 1936-1939] (Creation)
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1 film reel (15 min., 15 sec.) : 18fps, b&w, si. ; 8mm

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Item consists of part of a motion picture film which depicts the history of Vancouver. The production is an amateur film in four parts. The history of Vancouver is told through a series of filmed photo stills, ?borrowed? film footage from other sources, and original film segments. Narration is provided with intertitles and scrolling and animated text.

Reel one includes: discovery of the site of Vancouver by George Vancouver, Old Hastings Mill Store, the great 1886 fire, the arrival of steam ships and the CPR, the beginnings of industrialisation in Vancouver until the First World War, WWI and the war front, George V and the Prince of Wales, post-war recovery, economic boom, the 1929 stock market crash, a 1932 stock recovery. Prosperity and youth are illustrated with women?s calisthenics (possibly Pro-Rec activities), busses, trams, street scenes, and shots of buildings on the UBC campus.

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Transitions appear green, though the film is in black and white.


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  • Freezer: F17-C-05
  • Box: 726-D-01