GROSVENOR TOPICALS NO. 2:GROSVENOR TOPICAL NEWS

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Places:

  • Glasgow
  • Stirlingshire

Subjects:

  • Media, communication and the creative industries
  • Sporting activities
  • Transport

Genres:

  • Local topical

People/organisations:

  • HART, James

Decade:

  • 1930s

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Title: GROSVENOR TOPICALS NO. 2:GROSVENOR TOPICAL NEWS

Reference number: 1389

Date: 1921 - 1930

Director: filmed by James Hart

Sponsor: [ Grosvenor Cinema, Glasgow]

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 7 mins

Description: A compilation of various events, including a school sport's day, a trip to Aberfoyle, the Australian cricket team visiting Glasgow and shots of the Jury/Metro Goldwyn Ltd "trackless train".

The Trackless Train could be the publicity stunt referred to in Bioscope 22 Jan 1930 when the Paramount trackless train visited Glasgow twice the previous week to promote the Harold Lloyd talkie 'Welcome Danger' and on the Saturday when it had place of honour in students Charity Day procession. The Australian cricket team visited Glasgow in July 1921 at which time The Scottish Kinema Record noted that 'a topical had been taken'

Attributed to James Hart, as one of his series of local topicals Grosvenor Topical News.'

Victoria Cross' -In the late Victorian era, Glasgow Town Council considered Byres Road an unsuitable name for the West End of the city and changed it to Victoria Road. The local people refused to use the name and eventually Victoria Road reverted to Byres Road. The only relic remaining is Victoria Crescent Road which runs off Byres Road. Glasgow West Conservation believe the church to be Belmont Parish Church in Great George St (until 1952) identified from the distinctive railings.

Shotlist: Credits. Children at a Glasgow school sports day. General shots of race and winners (.30); Shots of a wedding, bridesmaid leaves car (.38); Bride leaving car (.44); Bride and groom leaving Belmont Church on Great George Street (.50); Views of the wedding party (1.11); - Blank - (1.14); Close-ups of the Jury/Metro Goldwyn Limited "trackless train" and shots of people standing around train (1.43); Train in motion and close-ups of officials (1.55); Left to right pan along full length of train (2.02); Shot of Victoria Cross in Byres Road Glasgow (2.06); Exterior of the Bailie Nicol Jarvie Hotel in Aberfoyle (2.08);[July 1921?] Australian cricket team and friends (2.10); Close-up of cricket teams at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow (2.31); Tossing coin to start the match (2.40); Five open single-decker buses [hired from Sanderson Brothers, Glasgow] leave the Central Hotel in Glasgow [possibly the annual Town Council outing to Loch Katrine] (3.07); Bus convoy passes through countryside (3.35); Buses arrive back in Glasgow (3.46); Group shot outside Trossachs Hotel (4.29); Cars and buses passing Bailie Nicol Jarvie Hotel, Aberfoyle (4.51); Convoy arrives in Glasgow city centre. Shot of newsvendor selling paper to a passenger (4.55).