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New York Lightboard Record (1961)

New Yorkers watch as Norman McLaren's animated promotional film for Canadian tourism plays on the giant light-board overlooking Times Square.

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Norman McLaren
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Norman McLaren ... Self - seen with man in hat
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New Yorkers watch as Norman McLaren's animated promotional film for Canadian tourism plays on the giant pixelboard overlooking Times Square. The caption below the board reads: "Canada... Wonderful World At Your Doorstep". McLaren himself is a member of the crowd. Written by David Badger

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Projected in Times Square, New York, on a large signboard that was made up of thousands of light bulbs. See more »

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Not just a commercial

New York 1961 , Time Square. People lookup at the lightboard at an ad for Canada. This is more than just a run of the mill lightboard ad though , McLaren's ad shows off his talents with this relativly new source at the time to give a hypnotic message about the wonders of Canada, mixed in with peoples reactions this is a great little film. Almost a social record of the time with the cutting between the two sources its a must for anyone interested in his work. For anyone interested an excerpt of it is on the suberb tape "Selected Film" released in the u.k , check i t out.


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Canada

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New York Lightboard See more »

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