BEACH PAVILION, ABERDEEN AND VARIETY

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Places:

  • Glasgow
  • Aberdeen

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: BEACH PAVILION, ABERDEEN AND VARIETY

Reference number: 1152

Date: 1925* - 1937

Director: [filmed by friend of Harry Gordon]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.40 mins

Description: Scenes at a variety show in the Beach Pavilion, Aberdeen; Harry Gordon in "Puss in Boots" and a variety show in the Alhambra Theatre, Glasgow.

See also "Pantomime in Scotland" research project athttp://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/cca/research/theatrefilmandtelevision/projectsandnetworks/pantomimeinscotland/ [last accessed 24/7/2013]

See also Scottish Theatre Archive at Glasgow University: http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/sta/search/ [last accessed 24/7/2013]

Credits: [Made by amateur cinematographer, friend of Harry Gordon]
[Mostly shot inside various theatres]

Shotlist: No credits. [B/W] Shots of race course in Paris with crowds and horses racing (1.24); Harry Gordon and colleague come out of building, play up to camera and return to building (1.47); - Dark - (2.27); Shots of Harry Gordon's grandson (2.45); Shots of stages during variety show at the Beach Pavilion, Aberdeen. Cast pour out of stage door, Harry Gordon included, acting up to the camera (4.05); Exterior of the Alhambra Theatre, Glasgow (?) playing "Puss in Boots" (1936?) with Harry Gordon. Queues and traffic outside (4.38); Grandson gets into toy car (5.27); [Col. Underexposed] Shots of stage show (6.49); [B/W] Shots of stage acts, including acrobats, dancers, chorus, etc. (7.54); Shots of Harry Gordon on a bicycle (8.09); - Dark - (8.12); Neon sign reading "American Express" and other signs in New York (8.38); General views of variety show, possibly in Alhambra Theatre, Glasgow. Harry Gordon and other in comedy sketch with Alec Lennox, Jack Holden and the St John Sisters Chinese 'act' (12.18)