LADY LAUDER IN ROTHESAY

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Places:

  • Bute

Genres:

  • Local topical

People/organisations:

  • GILLESPIE, James Stirling

Decade:

  • 1920s

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Title: LADY LAUDER IN ROTHESAY

Reference number: 2339

Date: 1922

Sponsor: [ Palace Picture House, Rothesay]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4.40 mins

Description: Beach scenes. A tram approaches Ettrick Bay. Lady Lauder and party arrive to judge the sand modelling competition.

From collection of local topicals commissioned from cameraman in Glasgow by James Gillespie, proprietor of the Palace and later Waverley Picture Houses, Rothesay. See account in Rothesay Express, 29 Aug 1922, and Palace Cinema billing for "Scenes at Ettrick Bay". in additional information file.

Shotlist: No credits. Pan across Rothesay Bay to people on beach and at seafront railings (.17); pleasure launch full of visitors approaches pier [Gillespie Snr. alights and assists other passengers to disembark] (.53); tram approaches end of line at Ettrick Bay and passengers alight. [In last shot of tram girl in foreground, dressed in white, is Helen Gillespie, donor's sister] (1.27); c/u crowds on beach, spectators and competitors in Daily Mail sand-modelling competition. Well-dressed group walk past camera, including Lady Lauder [in white fur stole], Archibald Robertson, the tramway manager, Mr. Vallance [Lady Lauder's brother] and local councillors (1.50); gvs the crowds. Pan across faces (2.15); Jenny Gillespie [donor's older sister] holding bridle of donkey carrying placard, "Everybody goes to the Palace but me!" (2.32); shots of people on beach (2.43); shots of the sand-modelling contest and gvs of winers [Gillespie Snr. in frame just before shot of boy and "world" drawn in the sand] (2.59); shots of Lady Lauder's party (3.10)