FESTIVAL IN EDINBURGH

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Documentary
  • Sponsored

People/organisations:

  • KING, Alexander B.
  • Films of Scotland Committee

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: FESTIVAL IN EDINBURGH

Reference number: 1493

Date: 1955

Director: d. Douglas Clarke

Sponsor: Films of Scotland and Edinburgh Corporation

Production company: Associated British Pathe

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.00 mins

Description: Compilation of events, people and shows which helped to create the Edinburgh Festival.

Awards: Tenth International Film Festival, 1956 - selected for the Royal Film Performance.

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Credits: Produced by Associated British Pathe Ltd with the co-operation of the Films of Scotland Committee.
Featuring : Dennis Brain playing at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Sari Barabas in "Le Comte Ory" presented by the Glyndebourne Opera.
Ann Todd, Paul Rogers in "Macbeth" presented by the Old Vic Trust Ltd. The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain conducted by Sir Adrian Boult.
The Choir of Les Petits Chanteurs de Croix de Bois.
Margot Fonteyn and Michael Somes in "L'Oiseau de feu"
comm.s. Alastair Sim
m.d. Muir Mathieson
d. Douglas Clarke
cameraman Jo Jago
ed. Eily Boland
sd. W S Bland, George Newberry, Nolan Roberts
p. Howard Thomas

Shotlist: PART 1

Credits (1.00); Aerial shots of Forth Railway Bridge and Edinburgh (1.33); Tourists looking out over Edinburgh from the castle (1.59); Lord Provost leading the procession into St. Giles Cathedral during the Festival's opening ceremony (2.33); The one o'clock gun firing from the castle (2.38); A soldier, possibly Black Watch regiment, checks his watch (2.40); General views of Princes Street and the gardens (3.10); Interior shots in the Festival Club (3.27); Exterior of the Cameo Cinema with shots of Joan Bennett and Sir Alexander King (3.37); Various advertising posters (3.46); Exterior of the Empire Theatre, the King's Theatre, opera singer Mattiwilda Dobbs signs an autograph (3.59); Shots of various stars including Claire Bloom and Richard Burton (4.15); Exterior of the Usher Hall (4.21); Dennis Brain playing the french horn (4.36); Tourist looking at poster (4.41); Shots of police directing traffic (4.53); Various posters advertising the Diaghilev Exhibition (5.14); General views of the Diaghilev Exhibition (5.24); Close-ups of a painting in the exhibition (6.54)

PART TWO

No credits. Programme for "Le Comte Ory" (.07); Sari Barabas sings and general views of the Opera Club (.43); Close-up of "Macbeth" programme (.50); Extract from "Macbeth" (1.54); General views of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain practising in the Usher Hall (2.55); Les Petits Chanteurs de Croix de Bois [The Little Singers of the Wooden Cross] practise in a chapel (3.48); General views of Margot Fonteyn in "The Firebird ballet (5.24); General views of the Tattoo (6.36); Exterior shot of Edinburgh Castle (6.54)