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  • Short Summary

    Festive parade entertains crowds of children in Toronto.

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    Toronto, Canada.

    Father Xmas from the North Pole en route here. Thousands young and old greet Father Xmas in monster parade.

    High angled shot of four men dressed as chefs carrying a platform with an enormous model of a roast turkey on. High angled shot of a gigantic caterpillar (like a Chinese dragon), crowds line the street to watch the parade.

    High angled shot of a horse drawn float with a model of Santa Claw's sleigh and reindeer, a man dressed as Father C. stands in the sleigh, waving a Union Jack flag at the crowd. High angled M/S of Father C. waving. A few seconds of white spacing follows. High angled shot of Father C. passing a sack of presents down to the crowd.

    High angled panning shot over the crowd - seems to be mainly children. Brief C/U of Father C. being helped onto sleigh. High angled shot of the procession - old fashioned soldiers are followed by a pipe band, people dressed as fruit, a float with man dressed as an ostrich on, clowns, a float with Old Mother Hubbard's shoe on, Victorian people on a stage coach.

    High angled shot of a float with a comedy chef and clowns on. High angled shot old fashioned soldiers marching. C/U of Father C. with some of his elves and men dressed as bears, they are waving down at the crowd of children from a balcony. High angled shot of the swarming crowd of children, probably taken from the balcony.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:52:00 / 01:08:31:00
    G 1144

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