STK-ID 26697

Interior shots of school for handicapped children showing classroom, teacher assisting pupil, of woodworking shop, of classroom where children practice a song. CUs of pupil. Shot of Trans-Canada Airlines "Northstar" taxiing to a stop, Danny Kaye coming down from plane, clowning with stewardess, meeting mayor McCallum and chief barker JJ Fitzgibbons, speaking to press. Shot of clowning near car. Shot of departure of Danny Kaye and party for city hall. Shots of Danny Kaye speaking to huge crowd. Profile shots of Danny Kaye. HAS of crowd. CUs of Danny Kaye being himself. Shots of Danny Kaye chasing cameraman away from old, hand-cranked camera model, cranking camera himself furiously. Cut to girls in crowd cheering and laughing. LS of arrival of Danny Kaye's motorcade at Variety Village. Sequence on Danny Kaye driving tractor past camera, crowd watching, Kaye signing autograph. Interior shot of auditorium, JJ Fitzgibbons introducing Danny Kaye, Kaye making a speech. PANs of audience, applause. Night LAS of "Imperial" neon, TILT DOWN to marquee announcing Danny Kaye and Variety Club show. Shots of crowd in front of theatre, of girls pushing and shoving against restraining policemen. Shots of crowd moving into theatre for the show. (00/11/1949)


Excerpt from
Variety Village Opening
National Film Board
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Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Video HI 8
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w, 35mm fine grain b&w
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