STK-ID 26045

Two shots of patrons lining at box office, of man kissing his two tickets with glee. Cut to poster re Montreal Royals vs Toronto Maple Leafs. MS of other poster re Variety Village and money collected towards its construction. LAS of front of Maple Leaf Stadium, Union Jack and Stars and Stripes, likeness of "Handlebar Hank". Shot of people flocking into stadium. Interior shot of stadium showing impromptu band marching by. Cut to people looking at special programmes. Shots of huge crowd in stands. Sequence on performers putting on a show before the game, a quartet of Black singers, a female vocalist and various other acts. Shots of beauty contest. HASs of huge crowd in stands, people filling screen. Various shots of some of the people in the stands, of young men with disabilities. Shots of Chief Barker JJ Fitzgibbons and of two baseball players sitting with a few boys with disabilities. Several shots of individual players performing for camera before the game. Shot of JJ Fitzgibbons and Handlebar Hank meeting at center field, shaking hands. (21/07/1949)


Excerpt from
Variety Club Baseball
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Bétacam, Digital Video Disk, Reel 35 mm
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486