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Wonders of Our Inland Sea

Date produced: 1955

Filmmaker(s):

L. Clyde Anderson

Description:

"Views from ground of Salt Lake City skyline, Antelope Island, the train causeway, a passenger train, the salt flats, salt crystallization on rocks, brine shrimp, auto racing on the salt flats, seagulls (with sound), sail boating, swimmers at Saltair, Sunset Beach, the marina, water skiers, boat painting, and the Utah State Capitol building." University of Utah Marriott Library.


Chicago, Vacation Center of the Nation

Date produced: 1937

Filmmaker(s):

Theodore Shaw

Description:

"'Chicago the Vacation Center of the Nation,' which was awarded the honors in the Documentary class, was photographed in 16mm. color by Theodore D. Shaw of the Metro Movie Club of Chicago. Mr. Shaw has been making movies for eight years, which fact perhaps explains why he was able to accomplish what he did without the use of filters or other effects. The film gives an excellent portrayal of life in a big town, starting with the day as Chicago appears at sunrise. Perhaps it would be difficult to name a city which possesses so varied a background in its lake and river and bridges. Certainly educational authorities searching for subjects that portray with authenticity life in metropolitan centers could not go wrong in seeking this fine picture of Chicago. The subject rates in all departments as a finished film." American Cinematographer, Jan. 1939, 17.


Indonesia to Europe

Date produced: 1935

Filmmaker(s):

Walter Link

Description:

"Film footage moderately edited with added intertitles, shot in Ceylon, Egypt, and Italy by oil explorer and geologist Walter Link during his personal vacation, records various tourist destinations. Landmarks include: the beach and harbor at Colombo, Sri Lanka (Ceylon); the Sphinx, pyramids, Mosque of Mohamed Ali and Egyptian Museum in and around Cairo, Egypt; Villa San Michele in Capri, Italy; and St. Peters and the Coliseum in Rome, Italy. Footage consists mainly of sights and structures, and features little interaction with local inhabitants," Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum.


Baja Peninsula! The Final Frontier!

Date produced: 1960

Description:

"Edited film by Floyd Henry Wells, a retired salesman and a member of the Wally Byam Caravan Club of Airstream trailers, chronicles travel with a Wally Byam club down the Baja Peninsula. Film documents scenic landscapes, road signs and natural wonders along the Baja Pen and scenes of cities, town, churches and markets in Mexico. Film also captures local peoples including Mexican bands and dancers and a bakery with an outdoor stone oven. Some identified locations include Ensenada, Rancho Santa Ynez, El Presidente (motor lodges), Santa Rosalia, Tropic of Cancer, La Paz, Alamos, El Caracol and the Hotel los Portales. Film is narrated by his wife, Ruth Wells, who identifies many of the locations and events depicted with some historic comments or trivia. Wells also comments on various issues of importance to travelling by an Airstream trailer such as water sources and etiquette," Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum.


Landfalls of the Caribbean and Primitive Surinam

Date produced: 1960

Filmmaker(s):

Floyd Henry Wells

Description:

Edited film "chronicling travel through the Caribbean including scenic landscapes, cities and villages, dance, local markets and fishing. Wells travelled on the M/s Stella Maris II. Locations filmed include Puerto Rico, Saba St. Kits, Gaudelupe, St. Lucia, Barbados, Paramaribo, Tobago, Trinidad, Grenada, St. Vincent, Dominica, Martinique, Fortress of San Felikpe Del Morrow (San Juan), For Christianvaern, Fort Fleur depee XVIII siecle, and Sam Lord's Castle," Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum.


Highroaders Caravan to Central America

Date produced: 1962

Filmmaker(s):

Floyd Henry Wells

Description:

Edited film "chronicling an airstream caravan through Central America (Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Costa Rica). Film includes many views of scenic landscapes, mountain roads, cities and villages, ruins (Kabah, Uxmal, Dzibichaltun, Chichen Itza) and historic landmarks and airstream trailers tavelling or in recreational vechicle parks. In Guatemala they visit the villages Solola and Panajachel near Lake Atitlan and and town of Antigua. Scenes also include marketplaces, churches and chuch-life, a woman weaving, local crafts, washing clothing at public fountains" Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum.


Canada: Land of Charm and Beauty

Date produced: 1958

Filmmaker(s):

Floyd Henry Wells

Description:

Edited film "chronicling travel through Nova Scotia, Prince Edward's Island and Cape Breton. Film includes scenic landscapes (Langdale/Bowen Island, Queen Elizabeth Arboretum, Yoho National Park, Yoho Glacier, Twin Falls, Bow Lake, Columbia icefield, Athabasca Falls, Banff, Gaspe, Cape Breton Highlands National Park), urban scenes, fishermen, outdoor garden of religious statuary, light houses, bag pipe players, Canadian Royal Mounted Police and the Lovat Scots, a boag and drum corp," Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum.


Footnote to Fact, A

Date produced: 1933

Filmmaker(s):

Lewis Jacobs

Description:

Also known as Footnote to Fact [As I Walk].


Farmer’s Daughter, The

Date produced: 1947

Filmmaker(s):

Clarence Aldrich

Description:

"Another form of humor is delightfully explored in The Farmer's Daughter, by Clarence Aldrich, ACL, a burlesque of the girl-hero-villain triangle. The chase sequence, without which no such film is ever complete, is beautifully handled with many a touch reminiscent of the Keystone days. The villain is properly villainous and libidinous, while the heroine is far more ingenuous than most of your friends are likely to be" Movie Makers, Dec. 1947, 506.


British Columbia sketches : [reel 7]

Date produced: 1938

Filmmaker(s):

Lester G. Morrell

Description:

"B&W: views of Arrow Lakes scenery from a sternwheeler; arrival; the "Minto" at dock. Two men travelling by packhorse in the Lardeau. The steam tug "Beaton". Sequence on gold mining in the Cariboo, with footage of a hydraulic mining operation. COLOUR: Vancouver; Lions Gate Bridge and Stanley Park approach; city skyline. Trip on the steamship S.S. "Catala": views at sea; approaching settlement; people meeting the boat; log boom and sawmill adjacent to the dock. Alert Bay: views of village, store, homes, etc.; Indian children at play; schoolgirls in red sweaters [from St. Michael's Indian Residential School]; steamboat arriving; many shots of totem poles, graveyard, etc. Fishing fleet in harbour, preparing nets, and heading out to sea. Fishboat crew hauling in net full of thrashing salmon, and brailing them onto boat. Other fishboats setting their nets, hauling in salmon. Fishboat crew unloading salmon onto conveyor; shots of cannery wharf, female cannery workers. Savary Island: family vacation scenes; lodge; children at play; adults playing golf on beach at low tide; departing on a boat trip." (BC Archives)


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