Class of 4T3 Reunion film, 1968 

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Resource ID

3158

Access

Open

Title

Class of 4T3 Reunion film, 1968

Fonds (Victoria Archives)

Sound and Moving Image Collection

Date of Original

1968

Creator

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Class of 1943

Format

1 film reel (7 min., 28 sec.) : b&w and col. ; 16 mm

Storage Location

SMI

Notes

Item is a film made by the Victoria College class of 1943 for their reunion celebration in 1968. It is a montage of photographs.

A typed description was kept with the film, and reads "A short black-and-white film looking back at college days and prepared for the recollective amusement of some 150 graduates of 4T3 gathered for their 25th anniversary reunion at the college on Saturday, June 1, 1968. The film was prepared by Monroe Johnston from contemporary pictures in his files.

"The film opens with some sweeping views of the class taken before the Royal Ontario Museum in November 1939 and shows the predominantly female composition. To escape this crushing minority, the film suggested the male undergrads volunteered for wheat harvesting in Saskatchewan in 1942 (Norman Sisco on a wagon) or for military service at Camp Niagara. Film shows some of 4T3’s males aboard S.S. Cayuga sailing for Niagara-on-the-Lake, some scenes of their tent lines and field exercises. Clippings from 1943 copy of The Varsity tell something of their numbers and aims. Typical summer uniforms are modelled by Grant Shaver and John Mulholland while Mac Taylor, Frank Powell, Norm Sisco, Gordon Hay and Big Jim Carson are in relaxed battle fatigues.

"Film swings back to doings of the coeds and includes medal presentations, Ruth Bentley as Negro maid and Florence Hooker as Ballerina in College’s presentation of You Can’t Take it With You; Victoria’s Girl’s Ice Hockey Team; four girls from Victoria’s girls’ residence, Addison House, at their graduation and a close-up of the Torrance twins with Ruth Andrew Hammond between them. Film then comes back to show entire picture and all sexes reunited in some kind of amity.

"The film was run through twice with Monroe and Ruth giving background dialogue. Class executive decided film should be present through their representative Bursar Fred Stokes to the College."

Catalogue Number

2012_04

Subject

Victoria College (Toronto, Ont.). Class of 1943
Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.) - Reunions
Student activities
World War II

Sequence

12

Frame rate

24p

Video size

1280x720

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