EDINBURGH FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONY

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Title: EDINBURGH FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONY

Reference number: 1483

Date: 1952

Production company: Gaumont British News and Universal Irish News

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.48 mins

Description: The Edinburgh Festival opening ceremony is performed by the Duke of Edinburgh on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, Douglas Fairbanks is amongst the crowd. Includes interior shots of the Monsigneur News Cafe on Princes Street.

Shotlist: Credits (0.13); The tragedy of Lynmouth. General views of the flood damage to North Devon village of Lynmouth. Shots of relief workers amongst debris (3.09); The Edinburgh Festival (3.12); Shot of skyline of Edinburgh from Calton Hill (3.26); General views of artists arriving at venues, props and scenery being delivered to the theatre (3.53); Artists being made up, orchestra practising, opera singers rehearsing "The Magic Flute" (4.19); Shots of Inverleith Rugby ground. The Earl of Dalkeith, fiancee Jane McNeil and Douglas Fairbanks are amongst the crowds waiting for the arrival of the Duke of Edinburgh. General views of Duke arriving. Shots Edinburgh horse show (4.46); Duke of Edinburgh presents trophies to winners (4.55); General views football match. European Police Championship, Britain v Sweden (5.11); Duke of Edinburgh presents trophy to British captain (5.19); Shots of ceremony of welcome. Lord Provost James Miller and Perth's Provost, John Ure Primrose in ermine at castle (5.36); Provost Miller's speech (6.13); Procession to St Giles Cathedral by Duke of Edinburgh, civic dignitaries, foreign ambassadors, etc. (6.40); The opening ceremony on the castle esplanade. Duke of Edinburgh inspects guard of honour of naval, army and air force troops (7.05); Flags of the 44 nations unfurled (7.17); Duke of Edinburgh addresses the gathering. General views of the crowds (7.59); Shots of bandstand, Princes Street Gardens Duke of Edinburgh addresses the gathered crowds (8.19); Shots taken at night of the Edinburgh Tattoo on the castle esplanade (9.25); ints. The foyer of the Monseigneur Cinema, Princes Street, Edinburgh, as Duke of Edinburgh, including H Forsyth Hardy (9.42); Exterior of Monseigneur decorated with bunting (9.45); The Duke leaves again by car (9.58); General views of Holyrood Palace and Princes Street (10.05); ecs (10.13)