Item AAAA1079 - Kootenay west

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Kootenay west

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British Columbia. Government Travel Bureau. Photographic Branch

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  • Variations in title: The Kootenays: British Columbia's mountain playground [working title]

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  • [1944-1945] (Creation)
    1948 (copyright date)

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Travelogue. From Osoyoos to Trail and Nelson by the Southern Trans-Provincial Highway. Footage includes: Cominco smelter; the sternwheeler "Minto" on the Arrow Lakes and at Castlegar; Kootenay River power station; lumbering scenes; car ferry on Kootenay Lake; and Nelson scenes (including the Curling Bonspiel parade).

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A VHS reference copy is available for this item.

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Copyright Government of British Columbia.

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Content notes in file F1980:386.

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In the mid-1940s, the BC Government Travel Bureau was working on a film with the working tiitle, "The Kootenays: British Columbia's mountain playground". The project was eventually released as two separate films, KOOTENAY EAST and KOOTENAY WEST.

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References: Listed in Duffy, "Camera West", entry #K/13.

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Accession number(s): V1989:18

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producing agency/company: British Columbia. Government Travel Bureau. Photographic Branch; sound recording: Associated Screen Studios; photography: C.R.D. Ferris; script: Eric Ramsden; narrator: Lamont Tilden

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