Item FT-251 - Cape Breton Island

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Cape Breton Island

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  • Moving images

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  • Source of title proper: Extracted from canister.

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CA BI FT-251

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  • 1969 (Creation)
    Crawley Films
    Cape Breton Island (NS)

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1 film reel ; 16 mm

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Administrative history

Crawley Films was founded in 1939 by Frank "Budge" Crawley and Judith Crawley. Throughout the years following the company's inception, Crawley Films went through a period of growth, in which by the conclusion of World War Two, the company had vastly increased the number of affiliated employees. Crawley Films operated as an organization which created both sponsored films and films designed to provide entertainment. In 1975, the Crawley Films' production, "The Man Who Skied Down Everest" became the first Canadian Production to win the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. 1982 saw the sale of the company to that of Atkinson Film Arts.

Custodial history

Donated by Glenn McLanders, Station/sales manager, CTV Television Inc. Sydney

Scope and content

Item is described as "a collage of scenes, without commentary, which express the beauty and versatility of recreational activities to be enjoyed in Cape Breton. Scenes of the Bell Museum, Miner's Museum, fishing, harness racing, highland dancing and swimming are included."

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Item appears stable.

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      A second copy of this film is present at the Beaton Institute. The condition of this appears stable. Custodial history for the additional copy is unknown.

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