LAUREL AND HARDY VISIT EDINBURGH

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Local topical

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: LAUREL AND HARDY VISIT EDINBURGH

Reference number: 3659

Date: 1932

Sponsor: [ Picture Palace, Dalkeith]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 1.48 mins

Description: Laurel and Hardy visit Edinburgh in 1932, arriving at Waverley Station, going to the North British Hotel and finally, visiting the Castle.

Preservation of this film supported by the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

Shotlist: [1932 July] Laurel and Hardy in Edinburgh. Waverley Station, Edinburgh, as steam locomotive pulls train into platform. Crowds surge along platform around Laurel and Hardy; Shots of retreating crowd; Station concourse crowded with fans; Princes Street, outside the entrance to the North British Hotel, crowds; Shots from window opposite across to hotel. Figures at window, possibly Oliver Hardy, pan down to street and to crowds at hotel entrance; Shots of clock on roof, pan to entrance again; Street level and crowds at entrance as Laurel and Hardy emerge and drive off in car; The due arrive at Edinburgh Castle. The two men in castle grounds, close-ups, and shots as Hardy waves to camera; The End (1.48)