Item AAAA2810 - Suite two : a memo to Oscar

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Suite two : a memo to Oscar

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  • 1947 (Creation)

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Experimental film. Produced as a gift to Dorothy Burritt's husband, filmmaker Oscar Burritt (who was working in Toronto at the time), this is an offbeat study of life at their Vancouver apartment -- suite 2, 1960 Robson Street. The camera explores the apartment and the household memorabilia, and Dorothy is seen sitting for a portrait by painter Peter Bortkus. Later some friends drop by for a screening of Sacha Guitry's film PEARLS OF THE CROWN, followed by a party. Among the guests are Moira Armour, film editor Maureen Balfe, UBC student Stanley Fox, photographer Peter Varley, and an unnamed figure wearing a bird costume. Most of the people shown would have been involved with the National Film Society of Canada (Vancouver Branch). SUITE TWO won honourable mention (amateur category) at the first Canadian Film Awards in 1949.

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Copyright assigned to British Columbia Archives by Stanley Fox, 1985; copyright (as an unpublished work) Dorothy Burritt (d. 1963) and Stanley Fox (for life of Mr. Fox plus 50 years).

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TAPE 4349:3 (sound recording), an oral history interview with Stanley Fox, which contains discussion of this film.

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References: Listed in Duffy, "Camera West", entry #S/100.

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Accession number(s): F1986:06

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director: Dorothy Burritt; photography: Stanley Fox; director: Stanley Fox; producing agency/company: Dorothy Burritt

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