Danny Kaye opens vocational school for disabled children in Toronto.
Zoom in to Danny Kaye poster. Zoom out. LS. Danny Kaye and others driving in open car with motorcycle escort to the City Hall. SCU. Sign 'Welcome Danny Kaye' over City Hall entrance. MS. Danny shaking hands with Comptroller Allan Lamport. He spots movie cameraman and walks forward. SCU. Danny Kaye takes over from cameraman and starts cranking. Large crowd around.
LS. Exterior view of Variety Village, vocational school for disabled children in Toronto, Ontario. MS. Notice board 'Welcome Variety Village - Official Opening'. Boy on crutches walks past notice. SCU. Sign on wall of building 'Variety Village'. MS. Instructor with boys in classroom. MS. Boys in workroom. SCU. Boy operating machine under guidance of instructor. LS. American film star Danny Kaye on platform at opening ceremony of the village. LMS. Danny Kaye speaking - natural sound: '... extremely proud of show business and extremely proud and grateful that it gave me the opportunity to be here today. The greatest man I have ever known in my life, and I will consider it an everlasting privilege that I was able to meet him and spend some time with him, was a man who couldn't walk, who was the President of the United States. ...this job too, and with that I officially hand over to you over to you this home'.
MS. Neon sign 'Imperial' flashing on and off, pan down to announcement of Variety Club Stage and Screen Show. MS. Exterior view of people crowding into entrance. CU. Little Girl straining to peer over arms of policemen. MS. Police and crowds. MS. Danny Kaye being interviewed outside theatre - natural sound, brief shot. LS. GV. Exterior of theatre with Kaye's car driving away.
Information found in the old record - 24/11/1949.