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CNE

Date produced: 1936

Filmmaker(s):

R. W. Williamson

Description:

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


Surprise! Surprise! The Woodleys

Date produced: 1950

Filmmaker(s):

Charles Woodley

Description:

"Film about a surprise party at the Woodley residence." Library and Archives Canada.


Glimpses of the Gaspé

Date produced: 1950

Filmmaker(s):

Charles Woodley

Description:

"Record of a Woodley family trip to the Gaspé." Library and Archives Canada.


Sleep-Inn Beauty

Date produced: 1930

Filmmaker(s):

Dorothea Mitchell

Harold Harcourt

Fred G. Cooper

Lloyd Small

Description:

"SleepInn Beauty is a comedy situated around a bathing beauty contest based on a story adapted by Dorothea Mitchell. Filmed over two days North of Port Arthur near Mitchell's camp at Surprise Lake, Wally McComber (the "Goof" of A Race for Ties) played the leading man and Maye Flatt, the leading lady. Fred Cooper shared the photography duties with Lloyd Small and took a minor acting role. In addition, over sixty extras were bussed in from Port Arthur to take part. The film was never exhibited publicly although, considering Mitchell's efforts with A Race for Ties, it was most certainly shown privately." Ladylumberjack.ca


Little Hunter: A Story In Stone

Date produced: 1960

Filmmaker(s):

Glen H. Turner

Description:

"Tells the story of 'Little Hunter' hunting a bear using images carved into stone walls near the Colorado River by a Native American tribe." Church History Library.


My Little Brother

Date produced: 1953

Filmmaker(s):

Glen H. Turner

Description:

"Black and white film highlighting the summer activities of ‘Little Brother,’ his older brother, and other children." Church History Library.


Guides Meet, The

Date produced: 1932

Filmmaker(s):

Edward A. Bollinger

Description:

"Film documenting a gathering of guides from all over Canada meeting at [Lake William], N.S. Shown are the many events and competitions in which the guides partake including canoe portage, fly casting, canoe tilting, log burling and canoe racing." Nova Scotia Archives.


Around the Hogan

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

Sallie Wagner

Description:

"Un-staged documentary footage shot and edited by Sallie Wagner. Sallie's description of the film: 'Shorty Boys, Little Shorty building a hogan, Crip Chee and his hogan, grandson in doorway. Blackrock in front of hogan, Tchindi, Rose Martin doing laundry, cooking shelter at squaw dance, Hosteen Glish getting water, Bent Knee getting wood, Hosteen Glish making a canoe out of a log, Hosteen Glish's granddaughter weaving, digging yucca root for soap, Navajo washing her hair, Hosteen Glish making a cradle board'." New Mexico State Archives.


Virgin Islands, The

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

Robert Davis

Theresa Davis

Description:

Travelogue exploring the history, sights, and people of the Virgin Islands.


Lens Behind the Iron Curtain

Date produced: 1965

Filmmaker(s):

Frank L. Kreznar

Description:

"Edited film created by Frank L. Kreznar, an award winning amateur filmmaker, with assistance from his wife during a guided tour of the Soviet Union in 1965. Film consists of footage of Moscow and Leningrad mainly of public places with a special emphasis on historically important buildings. Throughout the footage Kreznar shows modern apartment buildings as they are being constructed, with his commentary discussing the Soviets’ efforts to modernize the territories under their control and the recent population growth in these cities. Kreznar is also interested in the modes of public transportation in each city – such as street cars or the metro in Moscow. Kreznar notes that most automobile production in the Soviet Union focuses on trucks for work while cars are considered a rare luxury for private citizens. He also discusses the high volume of pedestrian traffic. Kreznar also takes an interest in religion in this footage, showing churches in disrepair or having been de-sanctified and converted into housing, museums, or other government administrated buildings. Kreznar notes that this is due to the Soviet government’s anti-religious policy, but he also shows some churches under recently started restoration due to the government’s realization of the touristic value of these sites. Film includes occasional shots of people working, mainly in outdoor produce markets. Women are shown doing road construction in Moscow as well as various public parks, swimming pools, and other public recreation areas, with a special emphasis on how the Soviet government has given children places to play," Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum.


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