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Reference number: 0879

Date: 1951

Sponsor: [ Rio Cinema, Kirkcaldy]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 15.45 mins

Description: The Pageant parade with decorated floats, a fancy dress competition, musical concerts and dancing display at Kirkcaldy Pageant Week. Fancy dress prizes are awarded by the Langtoun Lass and Laddie.

See also ref 1648

Shotlist: REEL I

[No credits] Large crowds watch pantomime horse (0.27); "Calamity Jane" and her band sing a song as crowds look on (1.18); Crowds line streets. Medium close-up of babies in prams (2.09); Pipe band outside the Rio Cinema in Kirkcaldy (2.20); Tracking shot from moving vehicle of crowds lining the street (2.49); Procession of horse-drawn carts and floats, including panto horse, and "Beatties Bread". Collections taken up from crowd by means of bags on long poles which are held out to the crowds. Procession includes float advertising the Rio Cinema and Gaumont British Newsreels (4.29) decorated horses, wearing prize tickets drawing carriages; floats; people in fancy dress singling out donations (5.06); Crowd shots (5.48); Pipe band in crowd lined street (6.20); Large black limousine draws up on seafront road; Langtoun Lass and Laddie, both wearing rosettes, get out. Man makes speech from raised platform and woman presents prizes to winners of fancy dress competition (8.55); Large group on steps of unidentified building, including the Lass and Laddie, all of whom are wearing similar rosettes (9.12); The End (9.14)


No credits. Langtoun Lass and Laddie holding small model house on which is inscribed "Kirkcaldy and District Youth Pageant Committee". Behind them on a raised platform, possibly in park, an accordion band plays (0.21); Shots of spectators (0.36); Shot of accordion band (0.42); The spectators again (0.52); Two young girls give tap-dancing display (0.57); Spectators (1.07); Scottish dancing display (1.10); Spectators (1.18); More shots of Scottish dancing (1.32); Medium close-up Langtoun Laddie wearing a rosette (1.43); Spectators (1.50); Langtoun Lass and Laddie in park (1.58); Langtoun Lass and Laddie by pond in park (2.21); Spectators (2.31); Medium close-up of Langtoun Lass with sash and rosette (2.41); Two girls in fancy dress come from between buildings and look at the front page of the "Fife Free Press" which details events during Pageant Day (2.55); Dancers and singers on stationary float (3.29); Fancy dress prizewinners (4.34)