EMPIRE EXHIBITION: EXTERIORS AND INTERIORS

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Architecture and buildings
  • Construction and engineering
  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: EMPIRE EXHIBITION: EXTERIORS AND INTERIORS

Reference number: 1306

Date: 1938

Sound: silent

Original format: 9.5mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 13.27 mins

Description: General views of the pavilions, stands and tower at the Glasgow Empire Exhibition in 1938 with shots of visitors touring the exhibition on "Lister's Auto Trucks" and at other engineering stands. A sign reads "Empire Exhibition, 3 millionth visitor".

Credits: [Amateur film made by donor' father, W.S. Manson]

Shotlist: [Shotlisted from time-coded VHS copy, times converted from 25fps to 18fps]

Empire Exhibition 1938 The Scottish Development Council Mooted an Exhibition. The Colonies were invited to participate. The Government promised to support it. (0.33) pan over Exhibition in Bellahouston Park Glasgow; May 3 The King and Queen make a tour of inspection Shots of queue at entrance to the exhibition; sign reading "Empire Exhibition, 3 millionth visitor"; shot of King and Queen arriving in a horse drawn carriage (1.58) The Tower of Empire General views of the exhibition tower, elevated shots of the pavilions, (3.02) shots of "The Clachan" (3.52) Church of Scotland gvs same. (4.07) Arts Court gvs Palace of Art. (4.31) North Cascade gvs fountain by stairway; Scottish Avenue gvs same Kingsway includes exts of "Women of the Empire", GPO building, (5.33) United Kingdom Pavilion gvs same. (6.05) Dominion Avenue brief shots of the visitors touring the exhibition on "Lister's Auto trucks". c/u Canadian mounted policeman (6.55) bandstand (7.22) Industries Pavillion ints. same (7.50) Colonial Avenue (8.10) The largest building is the Palace of Engineering Shots inside engineering pavilion of the stand for Weir Pumps, shots of ship models, shots of various engineering stands, The Amusement Park Butlins amusement park and miniature railway; South Cascade gvs same and exterior of the Atlantic Restaurant Garden of Peace; underlit fountain at night (10.47) lighting at night in Kingsway and amusement park; lighting from the tower; c/u neon Exhibition emblem (13.27)