File AAAA1940 - [Stan Fox : Vancouver miscellany & other early footage, ca. 1946 to 1951]

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[Stan Fox : Vancouver miscellany & other early footage, ca. 1946 to 1951]

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  • [ca. 1946-1951] (Creation)

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Amateur/Experimental film. Video copy of various films in the collection of Stanley Fox, including material shot by Fox and by other film enthusiasts.
1. "Early Vancouver, c.1946/47": Includes footage of downtown Vancouver, Granville Street, streetcars, old Granville Bridge, railroad yards, etc.
2. Fox family scenes (including Fox's maternal grandparents and his friend Allan King.
3. Logging at Franklin River: steam crane; logging railway with steam locomotive; spar tree and high-lead; yarding and loading logs.
4. Unfinished drama filmed by Vernon Van Sickle and Peter Varley (ca. 1946). The "fortune teller" is played by Nettie Gendall; the devilish figure is Van Sickle.
5. UBC Engineering students dunking freshman, 1947: an initiation ritual.
6. Pacific National Exhibition 1948: shots of rides, sideshows, etc., including views from moving Ferris wheel.
7. Canadian Pacific Airlines "Empress" promotional flight, 1948: shots of airplane and views from airplane window during flight.
8. "Domestic scenes": Fox and his future wife, Janet Cates.
9. Cates tugs: Cates tugboats at dock.
10. Fox's film GLUB (1947): see item record AAAA1656 for full description.
11. Fox's film ABELARD BEFORE A MIRROR (unfinished, ca. 1949): see item record AAAA0125 for full description.
12. Second Hotel Vancouver during demolition, ca. 1949.
13. Anscocolor footage of Princess steamships passing under Lions Gate Bridge; Fox at beach with large camera.

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Donated by Stanley H. Fox, 1987.


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Original films and footage are held by Stanley Fox, Victoria.

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A digital copy is available. Please contact staff for further information.
A VHS reference copy is available for this item.

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No access restrictions apply.

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Copyright Stanley H. Fox.

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Further details in file V1987:34/001.

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TAPE 4349:1-4 (sound recordings), an oral history interview with Stanley Fox, which contains discussion of this material.

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Accession number(s): V1987:34

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photography: Stanley Fox; photography: Vernon Van Sickle; photography: Peter Varley

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