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  • Glasgow


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  • ELDER, John C


  • City sidelights


  • 1950s

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Reference number: 0379

Date: 1951c

Production company: Elder Film Productions

Sound: sound

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14 mins

Description: One of a series of five magazine films of Glasgow, including street scenes, contemporary fashion, sweet making, a game of football, and Christmas Eve festivities.

Preservation of this film supported by the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

For other titles in the 'City Sidelights' series, see also refs. 0123, 0328, 0330 and 5376

Credits: comm. w. Pharic McLaren
comm. s. Louise McLaren, A. Campbell Hastie
sd. C. Leghorn, Messrs A. Biggar

Shotlist: Credits (.18) Shots across Glasgow rooftops and down into streets. Trams, buses and public buildings. Pedestrians, a policeman on traffic duty. William of Orange Statue in Cathedral Square Gardens, with horse's tail wagging. Monuments and statues in Kelvingrove Park (1.50) A man attacks a woman in the park and she calls the police. She is taken to a police box (2.36) Inside the police training school and a lesson on how to fend off an attack (3.27) Interior of hairdressing salon. [Lewis's Department Store, Argyle Street Glasgow] Illustration of the different styles of fashion (5.10) Shots of the various processes in the making of black and white striped balls, ending with the filling of sweetie jars (8.58) Shots of football crowds and match. The camera follows George Young, captain of Scotland and Rangers, during the game (11.53) Poster for Christmas Eve festival at the Vogue Cinema in Govan. The Lord Provost, Victor D Warren, and his wife on stage presiding over the occasion. Shots of audience and the Kirkintilloch Junior Choir on stage (13.51) ecs (14.14)