THEATRE FIRE IN EDINBURGH

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Environment, the
  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Newsreel

Decade:

  • 1910s

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Title: THEATRE FIRE IN EDINBURGH

Reference number: 1607

Date: 1911

Production company: [ B.B. attributed to Bennell's Brilliants]

Sound: silent

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2 mins

Description: General scenes of men and women amid the burnt out wreckage of the Empire Palace Theatre in Edinburgh's Nicolson Street and the charred remains of the "Great Lafayette's Lion". May 9, 1911.

See also ref. 1620

See info file for contemporary newspaper accounts of the fire.
Lafayette's real name was Sigmund Neuberger. Cameraman information supplied by grand-daughter of Bryant, 2008. Bryant also worked for Gaumont and later Fox.

Credits: [camera attributed Albert Bryant]

Shotlist: Credits (.02) group of men and women in front of a large theatre poster advertising "The Great Lafayette". General scenes of men and women amid the burnt out wreckage of the Empire Palace Theatre in Edinburgh's Nicolson Street (.27) The remains of the Great Lafayette's Lion. c/u of the charred remains of the lion. More shots of people surveying the wreckage (.41)