BRITISH MOVING PICTURE NEWS NO. 165, ROTHESAY PEACE CELEBRATIONS

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Places:

  • Bute

Subjects:

  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions
  • Transport
  • War

Genres:

  • Local topical

People/organisations:

  • GILLESPIE, James Stirling
  • Green’s Film Service / Green’s Topical Productions
  • Scottish Moving Picture News / British Moving Picture News

Decade:

  • 1910s

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Title: BRITISH MOVING PICTURE NEWS NO. 165, ROTHESAY PEACE CELEBRATIONS

Reference number: 2336

Date: 1919, September

Production company: Green's Film Service, British Moving Picture News

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4.58 mins

Description: Footage of the peace celebrations, including the parade, crowds and band. General Sir Hunter Weston takes the salute at the Town Hall. An effigy of Kaiser Bill is hoisted up the mast of a boat.

From collection of local topicals commissioned from cameraman in Glasgow by James Gillespie, proprietor of the Palace and later Waverley Picture Houses, Rothesay.

Shotlist: title missing. [11 Sept 1919, Rothesay's Peace Day] Gvs parade, crowd and band, followed by Boy's Brigade (1.09); ext. of municipal buildings in Rothesay, hung with a large Union flag (1.15); charabancs and cars filled with children waving flags (1.33); General Sir Hunter Weston who took the Salute, Provost and Mrs. McMillan, Major McKinley, etc. at the Town Hall. gvs same, smiling at camera, all shake hands; c/u individuals (2.36); pan up and across Rothesay Cenotaph, covered in flowers (3.05); pan continues to spectators. Gillespie the smaller of two boys, comes into frame in the foreground, right-hand side [he wears a stiff collar]. Change of shot; shot of Gillespie Snr. with wife on his left and mother two along holding bag. Change of shot: c/u of mother, right of frame, and panning into centre (3.23); the Rothesay Entertainers dancing (3.43); gvs of crowd [policeman trying unsuccessfully to duck out of shot] (4.01) Sports day event, long jump; shots of judges and Provost (4.22); It would have been more in keeping with the name of the good ship Vulcan to devour Bill Hohenzollern by fire, instead of being hanged at the yard-arm. Shot of effigy of Kaiser Bill being hoisted up mast of boat (4.58); incomplete.