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Reference number: 2178

Date: 1937, December 20

Director: [filmed by Horace H. Collins, Fred Collins Variety Agency]

Production company: Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.46 mins

Description: General views of stage routines and sketches in the Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow on 20th December 1937.

Fred Collins set up business as variety Agent. Also owned at one time 5-6 venues (cinema and variety) including the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, Tivoli, Aberdeen and Shakespeare, Liverpool. His son, Horace H. Collins, shot film of pantomimes on their circuit using a 16mm cine Kodak, still in the family's possession. Died 1947. Films left to son, Randall, and subsequently given to sister Josette. Collection of memorabilia, cast lists, etc. in Randall's possession 1988. Horace's brother Pete wrote "All the World's a Stage" .

See publication "Journey Through Stageland - The Collins Family of Glasgow" by Josette Collins Marchant.

See also ref. 2181

Credits: Produced by Pavilion Theatre Glasgow
cast G H Elliot, Bond Rowell, Jack Anthony, Jack Love, Maudie Edwards, Lola Cordell, Carlton Emmy and his Madwags, Ellis Drake, 12 Lorette Girls.

Shotlist: [shotlisted from speed corrected tape, manual control track]

Credits (0.22); General views stage routines and sketches shot from front-of-house during the 'Forty Thieves Pantomime'. One sketch refers to the Empire Exhibition (11.46)