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Jean Mason Pell fonds
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Jean Mason Pell fonds

  • MS-14-3
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1971
Fonds contains Jean Mason Pell's broadcast scripts for The Gillans, a dramatic radio serial about a farming family produced for the Maritime version of CBC's Farm Family, which aired from 1941-1971. It was written by Norman Creighton and Kay Hill until 1949, when Jean Pell took over as the scriptwriter until the serial's final season in 1971. Scripts for the program, which aired every weekday, are arranged in chronological order; the occurrence of "emergency scripts," which were substituted when one or more characters were unable to perform, resulted in some episode numbers being skipped or numbered out of order.

Pell, Jean

Photographs of Jean Mason Pell and The Gillans cast

Files contains 2 photographs. One is a portrait of Jean Mason Pell, 1915-2006, writer of The Gillans from 1949-72, undated. The other is of the cast of the Gillans. posing in the Halifax CBC studio circa the mid-1960s. Back row, from left to right, H. L. Pigot, David Murray Jr., David Brown, Bill Fulton, Baz Russell, and Tony Ross. Front row, from left to right, Joan Evans, Anna Geddes, Abbie Lane, and Lohta Miller.