1938 GLASGOW EMPIRE EXHIBITION

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs
  • Royalty
  • Transport
  • Architecture and buildings

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: 1938 GLASGOW EMPIRE EXHIBITION

Reference number: 5653

Date: 1938

Director: [filmed by Mr Laidlaw]

Sound: silent

Original format: 9.5mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.08 minsc

Description: General views of the Empire Exhibition in Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, 1938.

Shotlist: Various shots of the Empire Exhibition entrance and tower. General views around various display / exhibits. L/s of Royal party arriving (?) taken behind a police barricade. Further gvs around the exhibition area amid flocks of people - "Scottish Orchestra" sign, large fountains ("the dancing waters"), "Britsh Rail" exhibition sign. L/s orchestra playing on stage. Shot of procession of vintage cars arriving at Exhibition, a large crowd watches. L/s highland dancer performing. "Amusement Park" sign, m/s of special train ride ("the Scenic Railway"?), various shots of various fairground rides - aeroplane roundabout, big wheel, rollercoaster etc. Tracking shots from rollercoaster. Shot of sign lit up by night "Butlin's Amusement Park", shots of fairground rides lit up by night. Shots of other illuminated signs by night - "Industries", "Empire Exhibition", "Distillers Company Limited". Gvs fountains by night.