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Reference number: 0833

Date: 1920, September

Sponsor: [ La Scala Cinema, Dundee]

Production company: [attributed to Partoon's Pictures]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 5 mins

Description: Miss Violet Hopson and companion, probably Stewart Rome, visit Dundee fire station and watch a fire fighting display.

See Scottish Kinema Record, Vol 8. for account of the visit, to co-incide with screening of HER SON. Believed to be the work of the local photographer and aspiring filmmaker C.F. Partoon.

See also ref. 1933.

Shotlist: No credits. Photograph of frontage of the La Scala Cinema in Murraygate, Dundee (.01) - blank - (.06) Shot of same (.16) People waiting on platform of Tay Bridge station, Dundee, as a steam locomotive pulls in [Tuesday 18th September 1920] (.26) Miss Violet Hopson and her companion, probably Stewart Rome, climb stairs up from platform surrounded by crowd of admirers. They stand in a group [including Gregory Scott and Walter West] (.52) outside Tay Bridge station, crowds watch as the couple get into a car, horse-drawn carts and other vehicles pass in front, crowds disperse (1.17) title (1.19) shots outside Dundee fire station [Bell Street] as the couple and large crowd of spectators watch fire fighting demonstration. One man kitted out in fire fighting suit with a metal helmet (2.34) crowds watch from pavements as several fire engines pull out of the fire station and race along the road (2.53) cameraman with tripod passes in front of camera. Crowds line the pavement to watch fire engine, of which the camera gets only a brief glimpse. More fire fighting demonstrations for the crowds (3.42) Violet Hopson and some admirers stand around chatting (4.03) Shots of crowds outside railings of courtyard as Violet Hopson and her companions walk by [party includes Stewart Rome, Gregory Scott, Walter West, Billie Bristow] (4.25) The End (4.26)