Selling Vancouver in the Kodachrome Era

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Author Michael Kluckner (“Vanishing Vancouver”, “Vanishing Vancouver: The Last 25 Years) is hosting a talk, Selling Vancouver in the Kodachrome Era, this Sunday in support of the Vancouver Archives.

With Michael Kluckner and special guests: An illustrated talk on commercial photography and filmmaking in Vancouver in the decades after the Second World War, focusing on the people who were using Kodachrome and colour film and the backdrop of the city. Subjects include colour postcards, educational films and television commercials, illuminated by special guests who will describe the challenges of making a living in the city’s small creative milieu. A Reception follows the presentation.

Focusing on the commercial photographers and film makers of the post-war period (1940-1980), the event is bound to interest those who love photography and pieces of Vancouver history. It will take place at 2:00pm on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at the Vancouver Archives (1150 Chestnut Street near Vanier Park).

Kluckner said by email: “Highlights include some classic Vancouver colour images from the 1950s/60s and vintage TV ads from the 1970s by Marv Newland, who is much more famous for his animated films including Bambi Meets Godzilla.”

He will also be on CBC Radio at approximately 3:40pm on Friday, October 12th to chat with Stephen Quinn about the event.

Tickets are available online at $25 for members of the Friends of the City of Vancouver Archives and $35 for non-members.

This fundraising event and others for the Vancouver Archives are to help make more of their holdings available to the public online. Find out more by visiting the Friends of the Vancouver Archives online.

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