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The History of Crawley Films

Crawley Films was spawned by a young swimmer’s wish to improve his swimming ability and the fortuitous fact that two particular families moved into neighbouring houses on the Queen Elizabeth Driveway in Ottawa. AA Crawley bought his son F.R. “Budge” a movie
December 3, 2015

Frederick Conway Edmonds

Frederick Conway Edmonds of Lindsay, Ontario, was one of the first travelling showmen in Canada. Born in England on June 2, 1850, he had come to Canada as a young man. He was a ventriloquist, magician, and theatre manager and had managed
November 12, 2015

Burton S. Moore

Coming Soon… From Library & Archives Canada; Biography / Administrative history: Moore, Burton S: Burton S. Moore (fl. 1922-1969) was a wildlife filmmaker and inventor of a 35mm camera. His film Wildlife in New Brunswick represents the earliest use of a telephoto
October 10, 2015
Frame capture from the film, The White Road. The creator of this film, George Thorne Booth, died on 7 August1957, at his summer home in Bracebridge, Ontario (see obituaries in The Canadian Film Weekly of 21 August 1957, p. 4 and the Toronto Star of 9 August 1957 pp. 19 and 39. This is the only footage known to have survived for this film.

The White Road

When The White Road first unspooled in May 1930 at Toronto’s Belsize theatre, behind Mount Pleasant cemetery, it was a six-reel silent feature. It survives as sixteen feet of 35-millimetre, tinted, nitrate stock comprising only four shots.
November 12, 2011


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