GREAT WESTERN ROAD 1922

People standing in the road outside the Botanic Gardens, a boy in school uniform keeps in front of the camera, a car pulls away from the kerb and passes the Grosvenor Cinema. (clip)

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions

Genres:

  • Local topical

People/organisations:

  • HART, James

Decade:

  • 1920s

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Title: GREAT WESTERN ROAD 1922

Reference number: 0570

Date: 1922

Director: [filmed by James Hart]

Sponsor: [ Grosvenor Cinema, Glasgow]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.00 mins

Description: Shot as a promotional film for the Grosvenor Cinema, Byres Road, Glasgow, it shows Sunday afternoon promenaders on Great Western Road during Autumn.

Attributed to James Hart.

Among the boys seen in the foreground are pupils of Hillhead High School. One boy wears distinctive metal cap badge of Allan Glen's School. Other schoolboys most likely pupils at Kelvinside Academy.

See annotated catalogue Scotland in Silent Cinema, Pordenone Silent Film Festival 1998 and researcher's file for same.

See also refs 0012, 0019, 1392

Shotlist: No credits. Shots of crowd outside Kelvinside Parish Church at corner of Byres Road and Great Western Road, Glasgow (1.51); Crowds outside gates of Botanic Gardens (2.23); Shots taken from moving vehicle, probably a tram, as people walk along the pavement to church (3.16); Shots from vehicle of other side of the road (3.28); Crowds milling around outside Botanic Gardens (3.58); Shots taken from vehicle as it crosses Kelvinbridge. Shot of three coloured gentlemen (4.29); More scenes shot from moving vehicle. It stops (4.58); Shot of Kelvinbridge as the tram moves past a motor cycle and is then overtaken by a car. The vehicle passes a stationary car. People on the pavement (6.22); More shots from vehicle (6.27); People standing around at Botanic Gardens junction (6.55); Car moves off from wrong side of the road (7.03); Shots of car, reg. no. G261, as it drives past Grosvenor Cinema in Byres Road. Car reg. GB8610 drives past and a third, reg. G4746 pulls up. Three women and a girl come out of the cinema and enter car. A crowd gathers (7.48); Shot of frontage of Grosvenor Cinema showing advertising for Douglas Fairbanks in THE THIEF OF BAGHDAD (7.54)