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Identifier:

  • 2004-0151 (Source: Library and Archives Canada)

Date produced: 1936

Filmmaker(s):

R. W. Williamson

Languages:

English

Length:

143 ft (11 minutes 39 seconds)

Format:

8mm

Colour:

Colour

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

Library and Archives Canada list of titled amateur films

Description:

"Film depicting people at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto." Library and Archives Canada.

Resources:

This film is a part of the R. W. Williamson Collection held by Library and Archives Canada.

Locations:

  • Exhibition Palace, Toronto, Ontario (Filming)

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Repository:

R. W. Williamson Collection, Library and Archives Canada

Viewing Notes:

"Opening title reads: "From the Cine library of R. Williamson Jr." This amateur film starts in black-and-white, showing a series of quick shots of: crowds at the CNE; buildings; Ferris wheel and other Midway rides; baboon; young women in frilly dresses on a stage; close-up of the hands of a ticket taker; sign "Ride the Flyer"; point-of-view shots from a wooden roller coaster; more shots of Ferris wheel; views of CNE grounds shot from top of the ferris wheel; close-up of the feet of man on a ride; balloons; poster for the 1936 CNE; and a neon sign at night. This is followed by colour footage of the same approximate time period, showing: statue [of Ned Hanlan]; fountains; huckster; people walking in front of the Food Building; Midway; freak show fa├žades; posters; men speaking into microphones to entice fair-goers into the shows; baboons in costumes; more Midway rides; dancer; children on rides; elephants; children riding on little elephants; more balloons; crowds watching a parade; marching band; people riding on a two-car trolley bus; women and children; more parade scenes; newsreel cameraman Roy Tash filming the parade from the top of an Associated Screen News truck; man with dogs; and more scenes of marching bands. Closes with title "The End"," via Library and Archives Canada.