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The Loon’s Necklace summary by James Forrester

Entry for Masterworks 2001 by James Forrester for AV Preservation Trust of Canada web site (now defunct). Reposted here with permission of the author, and the current rights holder for the AV Preservation Trust of Canada: Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (Academy.ca). The Loon’s Necklace was not a sponsored film. It was created by a

Lt. Pierre-Malcolm “Trapper” Stevens

September 1, 1934 – March 11, 2020 TRAPPER STEVENS Recollections of a eulogy by Anthony Hyde (used with permission) I say “recollections” because I was making things up as I went along — surely appropriate since I was talking about Traps —

A Movietone News Family

My father William James Pearson (WJPIII) and I shared the exact same name, and (by co-incidence), the same jobs in film, with the same company, and the same role path within it. WJPIII got his foot in the door in this fledgling

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John C. Foster: Messin’ With Old Thunder

John C. Foster, csc, July 13th, 1927 – September 30th, 2012 I was very fortunate to have received an email in 2007 from NFB legend, John C. Foster, csc, while I was still working at Library & Archives Canada. He was inquiring

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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

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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