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Spotlight No. 2

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Production Years: 
1949 to 1951
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Length (feet): 
964 (35mm)
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Library and Archives Canada: 35mm, VHS.
"Newsmagazine covering four stories: Famous Faces. Five notable public clocks found in Canada are examined: the Peace Tower clock in Ottawa; the McGill University Gate clock in Montreal; the city hall clocks of Vancouver and Toronto; and the 'Jousting Knights' clock in downtown Hamilton. Taxilated Tundra. The Northwest Territories' capital of Yellowknife is looked at for its transportation facilities, with an emphasis on taxi transportation. Spotlight on John Pratt. John Pratt does a short comical 'autobiographical' sketch that includes the well-known Navy show number 'You'll Get Used to It'. Toronto Tip Topper Club. Extra-tall people of both sexes are shown socializing at a club they have formed to overcome the barrier of being extraordinarily tall. Shown is the annual dance and the Miss Tip Topper of the Year competition, with radio personality Bing Whittaker crowning the successful Miss Tip Topper."


British Film Institute (BFI) Online Database
"A survey of Canadian clock-faces; a boom town which has sprung up in the wilderness; John Pratt, a comic; special social clubs for tall people in Canadian and American towns."