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Canary Islands

Date produced: 1953

Filmmaker(s):

A. I. Willinsky

Description:

"Item is a film of Dr. Willinsky's trip to the Canary Islands with his wife, Sadie. In the form of a travelogue, music and Dr. Willinsky's commentary accompanies footage of the landscape, architecture, and local population. Included are shots of the local population carrying out their daily activities, children dressed in costume for Ash Wednesday festivities, markets, and traditional dances. Sadie is occassionally spotted sight-seeing and visiting with locals." Ontario Jewish Archives.


Switzerland

Date produced: 1955

Filmmaker(s):

A. I. Willinsky

Description:

"Item is a production of Dr. Willinsky's trip to Switzerland with his wife, Sadie. In the form of a travelogue, footage of landmarks, the landscape and the local population is interspersed with captions and accompanied by music and Dr. Willinsky's commentary. Footage includes sites around Berne, Yungfraujoch, and Lucerne. Sadie is occassionally spotted sight-seeing and interacting with locals." Ontario Jewish Archives.


Spectacular Spain

Date produced: 1953

Filmmaker(s):

A. I. Willinsky

Description:

"Item is a production of Dr. Willinsky's trip to Spain with his wife, Sadie. In the form of a travelogue, footage of landmarks, historic sites, and the local population is interspersed with captions and maps that were added in by Dr. Willinsky to denote locations and provide context. The production includes footage from Madrid, Cordoba, Segovia and Valencia. Sadie is occassionally spotted exploring sites and interacting with locals and travel companions who are probably family friends or relatives." Ontario Jewish Archives.


Portuguese Pot-Pourri and Moroccan Mélange

Date produced: 1950

Filmmaker(s):

A. I. Willinsky

Description:

"Item is a double feature production of a trip Dr. Willinsky took to Portugal and Morocco with his wife, Sadie. In the form of a travelogue, footage of landmarks, landscapes, vegetation, historic sites and the local population is interspersed with maps and captions that were added in by Dr. Willinsky to provide context. Featured cities include Lisbon, Tangier, Casablanca and Villa Daressada. Sadie is occassionally spotted sight-seeing, interacting with locals and purchasing wares from street vendors." Ontario Jewish Archives.


France and Spain

Date produced: 1954

Filmmaker(s):

A. I. Willinsky

Description:

"Item is a film of a trip to Spain taken by Dr. Willinsky, his wife, Sadie, and some of their friends. Despite its title, the film does not contain footage of France. In the form of a travelogue, footage of landmarks, the local population, and the Willinsky's activities are accompanied by music and Dr. Willinsky's commentary. Footage includes shots of the Square of Spain, Sadie walking along the streets of a shopping district, churches and monasteries, a boat cruise from Palma to Figuera, a spring festival procession and dancing in Majorca. Most of the scenes were taken in Palma and Majorca." Ontario Jewish Archives.


Hob-nobbing with Homer – Hermes en Grece

Date produced: 1956

Filmmaker(s):

A. I. Willinsky

Description:

"Item is an audio-visual production of Dr. Willinsky's Hellenic cruise near Greece with his wife, Sadie. Production contains footage of the ancient ruins and other landmarks they visited, including sites in Mycenae, Pergamum, Athens, Troy and Gallipoli. In the form of a travelogue, music and Dr. Willinsky's commentary accompanies images for about the first 30 minutes. The remainder of the production is mute." Ontario Jewish Archives.


Rome and Naples

Date produced: 1934

Filmmaker(s):

A. I. Willinsky

Description:

"Item is a film taken by Dr. Willinsky of a trip to Italy. In the form of a travelogue, footage of landmarks, ruins and the local population is interspersed with captions that were added in by Dr. Willinsky to provide information about the country's history and culture. Although the title highlights the film's documentation of Rome and Naples, other Italian cities are featured as well; including, Pompeii, Florence and Venice. Dr. Willinsky's wife, Sadie, is occassionally spotted in the footage with travel companions who are probably relatives or family friends." Ontario Jewish Archives.


Glimpses of Italy

Date produced: 1935

Filmmaker(s):

A. I. Willinsky

Description:

"Item is a film taken by Dr. Willinsky of a trip to Rome, Italy. In the form of a travelogue, footage of landmarks, ruins and the local population are interspersed with captions that were added in by Dr. Willinsky to provide information about the country's history and culture. Included are shots of the Pantheon, the Colosseum, a Roman market, the Appian Way and dinner at a Roman restaurant. Dr. Willinsky's wife, Sadie, is occassionally spotted in the footage with travel companions who are probably relatives or family friends." Ontario Jewish Archives.


Britain’s Holiday Islands

Date produced:

Filmmaker(s):

Robert Davis

Theresa Davis

Description:

Travelogue exploring British islands. Includes footage of "harpist Catriona Maclean McKinnon playing along the shores of the Isle of Skye in the early 1970s" (Chicago Film Archives).


Cyprus: The New Republic

Date produced: 1961

Filmmaker(s):

Robert Davis

Theresa Davis

Description:

"A short travelogue film on the Republic of Cyprus. A narrator warmly introduces viewers to the charms, history and people of Cyprus." Chicago Film Archives.


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