FILM OF GLASGOW, a

Children walk along a lane, washing flapping in background; further street scenes including Templeton’s factory, Glasgow Green and the People’s Palace. (clip - full length available onsite)

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Housing and living conditions
  • Architecture and buildings

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: FILM OF GLASGOW, a

Reference number: 1324

Date: 1932*

Director: filmed by Mr. Dick, amateur cinematographer

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 28.51 mins

Description: Scenes of places, events and personalities around Glasgow including the East End and South Side.

Shotlist: PART I

No credits. General shots of George Square, Glasgow, from rooftops. (0.31) shots of Stirling Library and the Royal Bank in Royal Exchange Square. Unidentified buildings, "Greek Thompson" church in Glasgow's St Vincent Street. Bible Training Institute, Ingram Street, the Sheriff Court, John Street, GPO, George Square, (3.26) Queen Street Station; Union Street from rooftop, showing trams and other traffic passing below, and rooftops of Glasgow (4.31); Exterior of Queen's Park, St George's Church (5.24); Exterior of "Greek Thomson" Caledonia Road U.P. church at corner of Hospital Street and Cathcart Road (5.49); Royal Exchange Square (5.57); Interior shots of the Central Station (6.27); Steamer turning at King George V bridge (6.48); Pan of Custom House Quay, suspension bridge, Carlton Place and Jamaica St bridge traffic (7.21); Glasgow street scenes; street scene outside the premises of Melville Dundas & Whitson [contractors who built George V bridge]; including unidentified buildings, Strathclyde University, West George Street, Blythswood Square (8.39); Exteriors of St. Jude's church; including St John's and St John's church house (9.33); Burnt out shell of the New Bedford cinema theatre; unid. street (9.53); c/u sign "St Nicholas Hospital Founded by Bishop Andrew Muirhead ca. 1474 A.D."; exterior (10.15); Exterior of the Old Tron Church (10.25); Exterior of the Tolbooth at Glasgow Cross, various shots of unidentified buildings - tenements and churches, including shot of the Heilandman's umbrella, (11.18); Exterior of the new Tron Church in Buchanan Street, also various shots of unidentified buildings (11.51); Exterior of Krazy House building at Trongate (12.03); General shots of the suspension bridge at Carlton Place; policeman directing traffic (12.25); Exterior of Coliseum, Eglinton Street ["Indiscretions of Eve" is on the bill] (12.31); Tracking shot from Glasgow Cross to Glasgow Cathedral with stationary shot of the cathedral and infirmary (13.42); Shots of young boys drinking from Martyr's fountain (13.57); Shots of unidentified street scenes; small child climbing a steep stairway between tenements; exts. confectionery shop (14.19); Exterior of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and of the Kelvin Hall and Glasgow University (15.20); General shots of Kelvingrove Park and the bandstand; dancing group in "Chinese" costume, perform a high kicking routine (16.20); blank (16.22) Basil Howes and Partner. Ballroom dancers perform on stage [at night?] (16.28); Peggy, Moro, and Shan. female ballroom dancer and two male partners on stage, performing lifts (17.00); Teddy Brown. Shots of Teddy performing on stage with his xylophone [Teddy also played a barman in the film "Indiscretions of Eve"] (16.58) Glasgow's coat of arms (17.05).

PART II

No credits. Rooftop shot of Glasgow from Queen's Park and shots looking down Victoria Road (0.40); General shots unidentified park (1.03); George Square (1.13); Shot in park (1.21); Glasgow street scenes including the Townhead area, Alhambra Theatre, Hope Street, the Theatre Royal, various buildings including Mackintosh and Thomson designs, Sauchiehall Street and Barrowland; ornate, unid. fountain (3.09); High Street from the Cross 1868. Still of same (3.14); Old Vennel off High Street 1868. Still of same (3.19); High Street from College open 1868. Still of same (3.23); High Street, the Chapel Close. Still of same (3.30); High Street, the Coopers Close. Still of same (3.35); Gallowgate 1868. Still of same (3.40); Gunn's Close, No 128 Saltmarket. Still of same (3.46); Close no. 11, Bridgegate 1897. Still of same (3.50); Exterior shot of Grosvenor Hotel and people standing at the doorway (4.05); Shots of Glasgow streets and people passing Bridgeton area (5.38); General shots of Glasgow Green including shots of Nelson's Column, Templeton's carpet factory, the People's Palace and an archway (5.43); Shot of St Andrew's Church (5.51); c/u Mural of Glasgow street scene (5.54); Shot of barman standing outside the Saracen Head bar with close-up of barman holding a bayonet? and a damaged skull; then same skull and a flintlock pistol (6.17); Glasgow street scenes including shots of the Gallowgate, London Road, High Court, Tron Church (6.55); The upper edge of this plate indicates the height of the Great Floods in 1782. 12th March 1782 ; Close-up of plate on the wall of the High Court (7.08); Glasgow street scenes including St Vincent Street (7.33); Shots of guards carrying bags of money in and out of the Royal Bank at Royal Exchange Square (8.17); Street scenes including Sauchiehall Street, the King's Theatre, Mitchell Library, St Andrew's Halls, unidentified buildings, West Regent Street (9.30); The old College. Still of same; Still of same from High Street; Outer court, Great Stair leading to Fore Hall. Still of same; Outer court from top of Great Stair. Still of same; Outer court archway leading to inner court. Still of same; Inner court, Nat. Phil., classroom and court. Still of same; View from College looking south west. Still of same (10.19); Close-up of gas lamp in Green Street and wide shot of Green Street (10.26); Exterior Ross Street Unitarian church (10.34); Charlotte Street, London Road (10.50); General shots including Langside Halls, a swan, the River Cart (11.10); Shawbridge Street, Pollokshaws. Shot of same (11.19); Main Street, Thornliebank. Shot of same (10.27); Shot of the Round House at Barrhead Road The End (11.46)