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- moving images
- graphic material
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.
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- Telefilm Services Ltd.
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The fonds consists of 85 cans containing ca. 320 (approximately 36,000 feet) film elements created by Bob Elliott's company Telefilm Services Limited between 1949 and 1973. The film elements are a combination of original and edited film footage including prints, positive pictures, negative pictures, A&B rolls, outs and optical tracks. The majority of the elements have not been copied onto a view-able format and are inaccessible.
A wide variety of local, industrial and promotional subjects are included, as are television commercials and news clips.
Highlights include: the demolition of the second Hotel Vancouver, 1949; British Empire Games, 1954 (including the Bannister-Landy "Miracle Mile" and the defeat of marathon runner James Peters); Princess Margaret in Vancouver, 1958; Ripple Rock explosion, 1958; CP Air's first trans-Canada jetliner flight, 1959; W.A.C. Bennett's 1960 and 1963 election campaign tours; B.C. Liberal Party convention, 1962; a filmed presentation (for TV) featuring Robert Strachan, from the NDP's 1963 election campaign; the Queen Mother's 1963 visit to Vancouver; the 1964 visit of the Beatles to Vancouver, and scenes at their Empire Stadium concert; Vancouver City Police horse training, motorcycle drill team footage, and Marine Squad on patrol in and around Vancouver Harbour, ca.1965; operations of Columbia Cellulose and Crown Zellerbach Ltd.; views of Houston and land-clearing in the Bulkley Valley, ca.1964-66; stock shots of Vancouver streets, Stanley Park, etc.; the BC Ferry Authority vessels City of Vancouver, Queen of Nanaimo and Queen of New Westminster.
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Conservation restriction: original film material is in cold storage and is inaccessible.