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Billie Houseman fonds
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Billie Houseman fonds

  • CA ON00420 HOU
  • Fonds
  • 1941-2013

Fonds consists of textual, graphic and audio-visual material documenting Billie Houseman’s 39 year career with Air Canada from 1944 to 1983. Records include: three albums of photographs, clippings, and textual records; a memoir in two volumes; several files or envelopes of correspondence and photographs, as well as loose photographs that were used in the memoir; an interview on DVDs; and, copies of Trans-Canada Air Lines or Air Canada films. There is also some material showing Billie’s participation as a retiree, such as, for example, a speech to the Canada Maple Wings Association. Fonds has 11 files and four items arranged in no particular order.

Houseman, Lillian, 1920-2012

Video recording Wings Across Time, Getting Off the Ground, Red Carpet, b-roll footage

The videocassette appears to be a collection of TCA or Air Canada films that may have been recorded for Billie. Wings Across Time is an approximately 10 minute montage of photographs with background music, produced by Air Canada Productions on the occasion of the company’s 40th Anniversary. Getting Off the Ground is an approximately 23 minute colour film with English-language narration. Red Carpet is an approximately 12 minute film with English-language narration produced by Crawley Films Canada for Trans-Canada Airlines. The remaining material on the videocassette has no sound and appears to be b-roll, although there is a short scripted segment in black and white at the beginning.