BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL

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Title: BANFF SPRINGS HOTEL

Reference number: 9518

Date: 1973c

Director: filmed by A.J.G. Bodie

Sound: mute

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.44 mins

Description: Opening day of the Banff Springs Hotel. Includes footage of last Provost of Banff, Alexander (Sandy) Gordon and manager of Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta, Canada, Ivor Petrak, posing for press photographs outside the hotel.

See also refs 9521 and 9523 for other films reels taken at this same event.

This hotel is still thriving, see https://www.fairmont.com/banff-springs/ and not to be confused with its namesake in Scotland https://thebanffsprings.co.uk/ [last accessed 12/05/2020]

Shotlist: ints man in kilt addressing guests at dinner, Canadian flags on table – exts Banff Springs Hotel, Provost of Banff, Alexander W. Gordon and Ivor Petrak, manager of Banff Springs Hotel, Alberta, Canada, posing for press photos - shot of both entering main doors of hotel (0.49) shots of guests arriving at hotel front door, Ivor Petrak and lady (possibly his wife?) posing for press photographs with fishing rod in front of hotel doors (1.27) c/u Banff Springs Hotel sign (1.45) ext pan of hotel building – shots of Canadian and Scottish flags above hotel entrance – c/u shots of miniature Canadian and Scottish flags (2.44)