AN EMPIRE MEETS: A Cine Cameo of the Empire Exhibition

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation
  • Science and technology
  • Architecture and buildings

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: AN EMPIRE MEETS: A Cine Cameo of the Empire Exhibition

Reference number: 2275

Date: 1938

Director: filmed by James Blair

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 8.00 mins

Description: General scenes of the Empire Exhibition in Glasgow's Bellahouston Park, 1938. Includes some sweeping aerial views over the Exhibition site.

Credits: ['JB' in the end credit refers to the film maker James Blair]

Shotlist: title credit Stately buildings bring a new world to Scotland's industrial; capital General views of exhibition arena, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, 1938. The United Kingdom Pavilion disclosed the country's industrial wealth exts GPO tower (General Post Office); Exteriors of the pavilions Even dull days provided a thrill from the tower elevated shots from exhibition tower; Scotland's pavilions... to show the world the Scottish mind... Engineering was well represented ints exhibition area on engineering (3.00); In lighter vein the amusement park provided its thrills The amusement park, with chair-o-planes, roller coaster rides, (3.42); Ibrox stadium provided many spectacular displays. General views of various demonstrations and displays in the stadium (including Royal Navy, Army and Air Force, trooping the colour by the Seaforth Highlanders, field gun display, display of physical exercise and maze marching, trick ride by the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, motor cycle display by the Signal Training Centre, Royal Signals) Evening shadows brings its rainbow hues The amusement park by night. End credit logo 'JB' (8.00)