GLASGOW MAY DAY 1937

Glasgow May Day Procession along Argyle Street, including a banner for "fallen comrades" in Spanish Civil War. Various shots of the entrance to Panopticon Cinema in background behind crowds. (clip - full length available onsite)

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Politics

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Propaganda

People/organisations:

  • Glasgow School of Art Kinecraft Society (GSAKS)

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: GLASGOW MAY DAY 1937

Reference number: 1722

Date: 1937

Director: filmed by Glasgow Clarion Club Film Society

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.00 mins

Description: Promotional film for the Clarion Film Society. Members are involved in the Glasgow May Day procession, filming the march for "fallen comrades" in the Spanish Civil War.

Shotlist: No credits. Join the Clarion Film Society. Glasgow May Day. Exterior of the La Scala Cinema in Sauchiehall Street. Members of the Clarion Club leaving rooms at 144 Wellington Street, erecting banner and assembling for parade. March down road, past Queen Street station into George Square. George Square. Shots of procession gathering. Banner for "fallen comrades" in Spain. The procession. General views of parade along Argyle Street. Various shots of the entrance to Panopticon Cinema in background behind crowds. Brief shot of horse which has fallen whilst pulling a float. General views decorated floats, banners, crowds and participants. Glasgow Green. Shots of crowd milling about. General views of speakers, including Peter Kerrigan, James Maxton. British Esperanto League stand. Join the Glasgow Clarion Film Society (11.00)