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“Cynniewink” Sets Sail, The

Date produced: 1929

Filmmaker(s):

S. Winston Childs

Description:

Amateur film documenting the wedding of S. Winston Childs and Cynthia (Cheney) Childs. The film shows guests gathered in formal attire; eventually the bride and groom exchange vows, share the wedding cake, and depart from the ceremony.


[Amateur Cinema League in Toronto]

Date produced: 1942

Filmmaker(s):

Narcisse Pelletier

Description:

The title card reads: an amateur movie reel in kodachrome. Footage includes: S. Hurok Ballet Theater : "La fille mal gardée" (excerpts); Folk Dance Demonstrations by Ukrainians; Chinese Stage Dragon Dance for Red Cross; Eaton's Santa Claus Parade (no date); A Bit of the Toronto Skating Carnival; and An Abrupt Change to Ballet on a Stage in Toronto. Library and Archives Canada


[Architecture of Hollywood, CA]

Date produced: 1928

Filmmaker(s):

William Taylor

Description:

"Mr. Taylor submitted an amusing scenic film in the 35 millimeter division, showing the varied and bizarre architecture of Hollywood. An honorable mention was awarded this film. This contest contribution was made last Summer and Fall during Mr. Taylor's spare time. He used a small automatic camera, equipped with ah F .3.5. lens, and an old Pathe of doubtful vintage" Photoplay, June 1928, 137.


[Chicago Fair Film]

Date produced: 1934

Filmmaker(s):

Bill Turnbull

Description:

"Bill Turnbull of Denver entered several 8mm subjects of the Chicago Fair. To our mind they were among the very best pictures of that event that had been submitted to us in the past two years. His pictures were well cut, nicely edited and deserving of honorable mention." American Cinematographer, Feb. 1936, 73.


[Edwards Gardens]

Date produced: 1964

Description:

"Film features trees and leaves, ducks, water, a statue, 2 women wearing coats, a bridge and some house-like structures. The garden was filmed in the spring/summer and fall" Archives of Ontario.


[Kentucky Bridges and Dams]

Date produced: 1928

Filmmaker(s):

Albert Waymeyer

Description:

"Mr. Waymeyer's film was a scenic of Kentucky bridges and dams. His film was hand tinted by himself. "Many hours of labor with a fine brush and pen and a magnifying glass were the chief tools," he says, not mentioning the required perseverance" Photoplay, June 1928, 137.


[Queen’s Visit - Elizabeth II]

Date produced: 1959

Description:

"Film documents Queen Elizabeth II's visit to Toronto. Film shows crowds gathered, Queen Elizabeth II arriving at event and speaking with people" Archives of Ontario.


[Royal Visit]

Date produced: 1939

Description:

"Film documents King George VI's visit to Toronto. Film includes King George VI arriving with Queen Elizabeth at Queen's Park, crowds in street and the royals leaving via motor car parade" Archives of Ontario.


[Stikine River placer mining and travel, 1930s—parts 1 to 4]

Date produced: 1935

Filmmaker(s):

Joseph J. Jackson

Description:

"Mainly shows trip(s) up the Stikine by riverboat and placer mining activity [nearby]. Includes: waterfront view of Wrangell, Alaska; views of and from riverboat Hazel B No. 2 going upriver; the Three Sisters (islands in the river); riverboat at Telegraph Creek and barge at Dease Lake, and local activity; forest fire & fire-fighting; shots of Fokker F-11AHB flying boat designated CF-AUV (at dock and taking off) and a Fairchild floatplane; aerial shots in the vicinity; wreckage of aircraft CF-AUV (which crashed at McDame Lake, 13 July 1935); general scenery and wildlife. The placer mining footage, which is interspersed, includes shots of a small mining camp, sluice works, panning, hydraulic monitor operation, jerry-built mining equipment in use, etc. [The footage] was shot [ca. 1933-35] by Joseph J. Jackson, whose company "Three J's Placer Mines, Inc." prospected near the confluence of Thibert Creek with Dease Lake in [the years 1931-35]." (BC Archives)


[Study of the St. Louis Zoo]

Date produced: 1928

Filmmaker(s):

Clarence Underwood

Description:

"The chief 9 millimeter prize, of $500, was awarded to Clarence R. Underwood, of 3838 Kennerly Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. This was a well photographed and smoothly assembled study of the famous St. Louis Zoo" Photoplay, June 1928, 136.


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