Item AAAB1437 - Eva Gillan interview

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Eva Gillan interview

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  • 1962-03-30 [date recorded] (Creation)

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PERIOD COVERED: ;1912;-;1920 RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1962-03-30 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: In an interview with Imbert Orchard, Mrs. Eva Gillan speaks about her arrival in Victoria from England in 1912, and her first impressions. She is a well known singer under her maiden name, Ev;a Hart, and talks about the Empress Hotel, music and entertainment. She discusses the "Englishness" of Victoria; tourism; prominent families; the Pemberton family; the Pooley family; the Dunsmuir fami;ly; the Barnard family; local Indians; the Chinese; Esquimalt; Vancouver and the real estate boom. Grace L. Shaw continues the interview (for a radio program on the history of theatre in Canada). Mrs.; Gillan talks about her musical career; theatrical life in Victoria in 1912; Reginald Hincks; the opening of the Royal Theatre; and various performances. Grace Shaw's interview with Mrs. Gillan is con;tinued on tape T1301:0001. [TRACK 2: blank.];

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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975


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  • Complete transcript on file (first and final drafts).
  • Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-073.

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  • Copying Restriction: Clients requesting research/private copies must fill out CBC form.
  • Use Restriction: Not for broadcast or commercial use without written permission of the CBC.
  • Copyright Status: Copyright Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Accession number(s): T1302

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Orchard ; VC-17/1

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speaker: Eva Gillan, interviewer: Grace Lydiatt Shaw, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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