SUMMER SEASON IN ABERDEENSHIRE

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Places:

  • Aberdeen

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: SUMMER SEASON IN ABERDEENSHIRE

Reference number: 0554

Date: 1935*

Director: [attributed to George West]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.00 mins

Description: George West and company on stage and at leisure during the summer revues in Aberdeen. [Incomplete] Pantomime scenes are from "Tammie Shanter" 1934/1935 season, at the Princess Theatre (now Citizens), Glasgow.

See also "Pantomime in Scotland" research project athttp://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/cca/research/theatrefilmandtelevision/projectsandnetworks/pantomimeinscotland/ [last accessed 24/7/2013]

See also Scottish Theatre Archive at Glasgow University: http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/sta/search/ [last accessed 24/7/2013]

Shotlist: No credits. Shots throughout film of George West and his "foil", Jack E Raymond. Various shots of the pantomime from the wings, including Sylvia Watt, wearing a gingham dress (.30); Kitty Franklin, the principal boy, the Thomson Sisters, Minnie and Edith (1.00); Pantomime continues (1.37); Sylvia Watt again (2.04); Frank Richards (2.36); Kitty Franklin again (3.09); Thomson Sisters as second principal boy and girl. Grand finale, including George West, and curtain (4.09); Group outside football stadium including Harry McKelvie, owner of the Princess Theatre and entertainment promoter, wearing soft grey hat with black band. Various shots inside of group and of the football match (5.30); First Aid hut with nurses and Red Cross men (5.34); Cars leaving the stadium (5.36); Steam boats on river, seagulls circling over boats' wash (5.48); Mrs George West on pier. Pigeon (6.06); Group of people outside Invercauld Arms, Ballater, standing around and then playing on see-saw (7.06); Long-shot of shoreline from hill top (7.22); Two children in donkey cart. General shots of crowded beach, deckchairs, bathers, changing huts, etc. (7.56); Woman sitting in car (7.59); George West walks towards camera and mimes (8.25); Couple outside Lumphanan Hotel. Shot of couple at Lumphanan railway station (Aberdeenshire). George West and woman walk along platform. John F. Trainer sitting beside George West beneath the sign "Lumphanan" (9.15); Various shots of same people in harbour and general views of fishing vessels (9.49); Shots from wings of stage show with Scottish theme - George West and company wearing kilts and Highland dress [Pantomime scenes are from "Tammie Shanter" 1934/1935 season, at the Princess Theatre (now Citizens), Glasgow.] (10.31); Close-up of man pointing camera at camera, man filming himself in mirror is George West (10.34); Further shots of stage show (11.04) [Incomplete]