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Reference number: 8552

Date: 1955c

Director: [filmed by Margaret Tait]

Sound: silent

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.57 mins

Description: A short piece of film recording general views of Edinburgh's Princes Street in the 1950s.

See also refs. 8553 and 8554.

Shotlist: [shotlisted from Digital Betacam tape, manual control track]

title. view looking along Princes Street towards Calton Hill, buses and cars (0.24) policeman manually directing traffic, gvs looking over towards Castle, gvs Princes Street with pedestrians (0.51) looking along street to Scott Monument, Royal Mile can be seen in background (1.01) exts sho front, man standing next to Edinburgh Evening News boards outside (1.05) Scott Munument, Princes Street Gardens in foreground (1.13) slow pan Princes Street Gardens in full bloom, National Galleries in background (1.29) floral clock [Bank of Scotland?] (1.52) shot across flowers, view over to Waverley Station and steam trains leaving station (2.15) Castle, seen through dappled leaves of trees (2.27) [emulsion damage visible] flower seller on street corner, traffic and pedestrians on Princes Street (2.50) THE END (2.57)