OUR PAPERS

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Places:

  • Ayrshire
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Renfrewshire

Subjects:

  • Agriculture
  • Media, communication and the creative industries
  • Politics

Genres:

  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: OUR PAPERS

Reference number: 1437

Date: 1950

Sponsor: Outram Press

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 33 mins

Description: Compilation of news events reported by the "Bulletin", "Evening Times" and the "Glasgow Herald". The events reported include the Scotland v England football match at Hampden on 1st April, 1950, political rallies and an election campaign. The production of a newspaper is also shown.

See also refs 1563 and 1665.

Shotlist: Credits (.45); Shot of a plane in the air. Shot of the front page of the "Bulletin" newspaper (1.04); Entrance to the Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland showground in Paisley (1.06); General views of the exhibits. Shot of the "Evening Times" stand. Shots of livestock, press photographers at work. Shot of Outram Press Mobile News Service van (1.25); Press photographer enters the van to develop and transmit by wire his photo. Reporter leaves the van and walks to Outram stand. Shot of Wire Room, teleprinter, etc. The Editorial Department (2.15); Programme for Scotland v England football match at Hampden on 1 April 1950. Shots of crowds outside the stadium. Shots of the Mobile News Service van. Shots of crowds inside ground. (2.42); Captain of Scotland team, Young, tosses to start with captain of the English team, Wright. General views of the match in progress (3.19); Photographers hurry from the ground (3.25); Ambulance men carry a casualty off on a stretcher (3.31); Police on duty. General views of police off duty having cups of tea, feeding horses, etc. (3.41); Photographer rushes out of news van (3.49); Trams waiting for fans. General views of crowded streets after the final whistle has gone (4.02); Shots of a bowling green in Queen's Park, Glasgow. Finals of match. General views of the "ends". J C Irvine and others bowling (4.36); Photographers gathered at Troon golf club. Shots of trophies. Presentation of trophy to winner of the Open, Bobby Locke (5.08); Posters for the General Election. Miscellaneous public notices concerning same (5.25); Shots of political rallies. Clement Attlee delivering speech on platform in St Andrews Halls [Mute] (5.42); [Mute] Winston Churchill on platform in Edinburgh's Usher Hall (6.02); Anthony Eden with the Lord Provost Sir Victor Warren on platform in St Andrews Halls Glasgow (6.21); Exterior of the County Building, Glasgow. Shot of election notices (6.43); Shots as various people leave building after handing in nominations for election: Henderson (Cathcart), Walter Elliot (Kelvingrove), Frances Irvine (Bridgeton). Press take their pictures (7.22); Walter Woodburn, the Secretary of State for Scotland, addresses workers at a meeting (7.42). Shots as Hector McNeil (later Secretary of State) addresses the crowd (8.01); Connie (?) Hutcheson addresses workers in a working man's hotel (8.18); Election Day. General views of people at polling stations, handing out leaflets, etc. Cars bringing voters to polling station (10.00); Posters (10.03); Shots of a clock (10.10); General views of a street at night (10.25); Exterior of 65 Buchanan Street. Shots of interior of newspaper offices, newspaper preparation, statistics, etc. Shots as the first results come in, shots of wire room. General views as reports are prepared (12.30); Message boys carry notes from one department to another. General views in the editor's office of journalists, etc. (14.12); Case room. Lino type operators and machines. General views of upmakers, moulding machine, etc. The stereotyping department (17.50); Automatic casting machine (20.22); Shots of the presses running (20.44); Folded papers on elevators (21.05); Examination by supervisor (21.17); Reels of newsprint (21.44); Despatch department. Labelling bundles, bundles placed on conveyor and shots as despatch department make up parcels (23.54); Delivery vans waiting outside are loaded up with newspapers (24.30); Exterior of Westminster. Shots of the ceremonial opening of Parliament. Shots of a news van in London streets as photographers rush to Fleet Street office. General views of the centre of London (25.31); Exterior of Glasgow Herald's Fleet Street office (25.38); Shots of royal carriage returning to the palace (26.00); Picture editor examines photographs (26.50); Chosen photo is sent to Glasgow office by wire and developed at the other end (28.07); Shots in Process Department as photograph is prepared for printing (31.37); Shots of papers on press and of vans in the street (31.55); Family at the breakfast table read papers. Close-up of pictures in the "Bulletin" (32.41); [S/T overlaps to (33.12)]