Accession 2009.008 - 2009.008 acquisition (Liberty Street / X-Rated)

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CA ON00349 2009.008


2009.008 acquisition (Liberty Street / X-Rated)


  • 1993 - 1995 (Creation)

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15.49 m of textual records and other material

12, 890 photographs

4,950 negatives
23 Polaroid instant prints
5,219 - 35 mm. transparencies
237 contact sheets
1,228 prints
1,205 colour transparencies
9 postcards
9 uncut colour Chromalin proofs
6 high contrast separation negatives
3 offset printing plates (aluminum)
1 diskette (graphics)

244 cinefilms

244 rolls 16 mm. cinefilm (277,900 ft.)

556 video recordings

3 rolls 1 inch videotapes (4 hrs., 35 mins., 42 secs.)
5 - D2 videocassettes (5 hrs. 31 mins., 54 secs.)
38 Betacam SP videocassettes (17 hrs., 24 mins.)
241 Digital Betacam videocassettes (175 hrs. 58 mins. 45 secs.)
157 – ¾ in. videocassettes (142 hrs., 59 mins., 57 secs.)
93 VHS videocassettes (70 hrs., 47 mins., 49 secs.)
11 S-VHS videocassettes (10 hrs., 58 mins., 10 secs.)
8 Hi8 audiocassettes (8 hrs.)

28 DVDs (12 hrs., 24 secs.)

361 audio recordings

87 rolls multitrack audiotapes (86 hrs. 37 mins.)
19 – ¼ inch audiotapes (19 hrs.)
203 DAT audiocassettes (263 hrs., 49 mins., 9 secs.)
19 DA88 audiocassettes (19 hrs.)
33 audiocassettes (31 hrs., 1 min., 22 secs.)

5 T-shirts

2 carrying bags

1 rubber stamp

45 floppy disks

16 diskettes (text)

5 CDs (text)

1 data cartridge (text)

55 architectural drawings

19 posters (horizontal size for promo use in subway car)

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Fonds consists of material pertaining to the production of the television pilot film X-Rated and the subsequent 11-episode series Liberty Street. The show ran from 1993 – 1995, and all 11 episodes were broadcast on CBC television. The collection consists of 157 boxes of material spanning all 11 episodes of the show. The fonds is divided into 2 series: Corporate Records and Post-Production Records.

The first series, Corporate Records, consists of 36 boxes. These include correspondence/memos, fan mail, budgets, scripts, promotional materials, financial and banking records, sponsor files, production and continuity stills, character files, legal documents, insurance documents, music cue sheets, and architectural drawings.

The second series, Post-Production Records, consists of 121 boxes. These include film negative, film transfers, raw shoot tapes, raw audio tapes, audio stems, voiceovers, music, master mix audio, edits, various masters, interview tapes and promo reels. There is also a complete set of both VHS and DVD screening copies of each episode. Textual documents include sound notes/charts, editing/mix notes and credits.

The material has retained its original arrangement.

This fonds includes textual material relating to the following productions:

X-Rated (Television movie, 1993)
Liberty Street (Television, 1994 – 1995)

This fonds also includes audiovisual material relating to the following productions:

X-Rated (Television movie, 1993)
Liberty Street (Television, 1994 – 1995)

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One of four accruals

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Media Commons does not own copyright of collection materials. Consult rights holder for reproduction(s).

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University of Toronto Media Commons

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