Item F1984:11/015.01 - Dorothy's dream house

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Dorothy's dream house

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  • moving images

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Lew Parry Film Productions

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  • Variations in title: BCE House [working title]

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  • 1954-1955 (Creation)

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Physical description

1 film reel (00:28:30 ; 1022 ft) : release print, colour, sound ; 16 mm and additional film elements

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The item is a promotional film on colour print, made in the mid 1950s. It shows the planning, design, construction and features of a BCE "Ease-of-Living" modern home, equipped with up-to-date electrical appliances. Footage of special interest includes a view from a car crossing Lion's Gate Bridge and views of the British Properties.

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A VHS reference copy is available for this item, V1987:36/001
Type C video master, V1987:36/001.01
U-Matic video sub-master, V1987:36/001.02
Betacam SP video sub-master, V1987:36/001.03

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Copyright British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority.

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General note

The film TEN CANADIAN TREND HOUSES (produced in 1954 for the BC Lumber Manufacturers Association) may be closely related to this title; outs from DOROTHY'S DREAM HOUSE were found in cans marked "BC Trend House/Dorothy's Dream House."

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References: Listed in Duffy, "Camera West", entry #D/30.

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Accession number(s): F1981:17; F1984:11

General note

Previously described as AAAA0968.

Credits note

director: A.J.H. Pullinger; photography: Jack McCallum; photography: Denny Brearley; sound: Dave Pomeroy; sound: Telesound Film Recordings Ltd.; editor: Werner Franz; script: Robert Francis; art direction: Marguerite Roozeboom; sponsored/presented by: British Columbia Electric Company; producing agency/company: Lew Parry Film Productions

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Additional elements include:
F1984:11/015.02 - release print
F1981:17/012.01 - original Kodachrome A-roll
F1981:17/012.02 - original Kodachrome B-roll

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