Fonds F 4407

Tely nightsiders of 1953

About these records

Tely nightsiders of 1953
Dates of Creation
1953, 2002
Physical Description

75 metres of motion picture film (7 minutes) : positive, black and white, silent ; 16 mm

1 video cassette (7 minutes)

Scope and Content

Item is a motion picture film created by Harold Whyte and Ray McFadden, staff photographers for the newspaper, the Toronto Telegram. The film depicts in comic fashion night shift activities at the Toronto Telegram in 1953. The film also depicts newsroom equipment such as typewriters, cameras and telephones and staff who were working for the Telegram. Staff identified include: Bob Vezina, Arnold Agnew, Mike Steers, Bert Petlock, Eddie Palmer, Duncan Cameron, Ed Mahoney, Val Sears, Chick McGregor and Nels Quarrington.

Harold Whyte created a video version of the film in 2002 to which he added a soundtrack which helps to identify persons and provides a storyline to the original 1953 film. The video version also includes and identifies a group photograph of Telegram photographers who covered the 1951 visit of Princess Elizabeth to Canada.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Harold Whyte was a photographer and owner of a video production business.

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Whyte, Harold

Restrictions on Access
Researchers must use video copies in place of original motion picture film. Otherwise, no restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright transferred to Archives of Ontario by the donor. There are no restrictions on reproduction. Permission of the Archives is required for publication, exhibit or broadcast. Submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast form to the archivist responsible for these materials.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This film and video were donated to the Archives by Harold Whyte in 2002.
Associated Material

The Toronto Telegram fonds is available at York University Archives and Special Collections in Toronto.

Availability of Other Formats

To view, order DVD 169.

Title used here is the title given to the video version. There are no titles or credits on the original film.

The original negative of the film is no longer extant; the print is the only surviving element.

More detailed identification of staff by film shots is available from the collection file.

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