File 2009.004.1.013 - Miscellaneous film stills, B

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Miscellaneous film stills, B

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  • films released 1946-1985 (Creation)
    Toronto Film Society

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30 photographs : gelatin silver prints, b&w ; approx. 20.32 x 25.4 cm + 21 publications

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The Toronto Film Society was founded as "the Toronto Film Study Group" in 1948 by Dorothy and Oscar Burrit, and is one of Canada's oldest film appreciation societies. The "Summer Series" of film screenings the association presented began in a converted coachouse at 321 Church Street (the then home of photo agency Panda photography). The gorup was officially renamed the Toronto Film Society in 1950, and designated as a not for profit organization for the "study and apprecaition of film as an art". The original focus of the society was the screening of lesser known, non-commercial, independant, banned, or foreign films and eventually grew to include their preservation and restoration. As of 2013, the society ran serveral film screening series, showing films of all genres, produced from the 1920's to the 1960's, and membership was open to the general public.

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File consists of film stills and publications. Film stills are from the motion pictures Backlash (1956), Still of the Night (1982), Brass Target (1978), Breathless (1983), The Buddy Holly Story (1978), Beach Party (1963), Boxcar Bertha (1972), Born Losers (1967), Bloody Mama (1970), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Beau Pere (1981), Broken Mirrors (1984) and Burke and Wills (1985). Publications are from Brigade Anti-gangs (1966), 1 captions sheet with attached images;
1 Candy Bergen (1946-present) headshot newspaper cutout mounted to construction paper; 2 'Clyde was the leader. Bonnie wrote poetry' (1967) magazine cutouts; 1 Anthony Steel and Anna Maria Sandri in The Black Tent (1956) magazine cutout; 1 magazine cutout of The Bicycle Thief (1948); 7 small magazine cutouts of various actors headshots; 1 magazine cutout from The Big Sleep (1946); 1 magazine cutout of a still from Bilitis (1977); 1 from Ben-Hur (1959); 1 from Brotherly Love (1995); 1 magazine cutout of a still from Behind Convent Walls (1978); 1 unknown magazine cutout; 1 magazine cutout of a still from Black Legion (1937); 1 magazine cutout of a still from The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957).

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1 photograph still from the film Breathless donated to the Toronto Film Society by Barry Chapman in March 1984.
2 photograph stills from the film Beau Pere donated to the Toronto Film Society by Barry Chapman in January 1984.

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