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Reference number: 2187

Date: 1968c

Director: [filmed by John Cowe]

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 20.47 mins

Description: Amateur footage of Glasgow streets at night with Christmas decorations, illuminations and automata, the exterior of the Odeon Cinema and the carnival at the Kelvin Hall.

Shotlist: Title. (0.05) Christmas time. Glasgow streets at night with seasonal decorations and illuminations (3.16) Glasgow [daylight] Christmas decorations in George Square; [twilight] streets decorated with lights and lanterns (5.13) [night] c/u's individual decorations, including shot of the exterior of the Odeon cinema. (8.41) -blank- (8.43) c/u illuminated illustration of Nativity; further shots of illuminations (10.08) ms intricate automaton, two men in "flying machines" (10.29) tracking shot street decorations; shots of lights including a King Wenceslas (13.54) exts. Kelvin Hall, at night, decorated in lights and sign "Kelvin Hall Circus" (14.37) ints. merry go round; waltzer; slides and big wheel; c/u passengers being whisked around the wheel, facing front (16.16) four elephants and handler [dark] (16.33) ls dodgems, cars dodge, sparks lighting at the contact with the ceiling; "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" roundabout (17.03) shots of stalls and games; prize dollies rotate on mirrored turntables (17.26) ms two women working in the candy floss stall (17.42) Shooting stall; shots of more rides (18.42) tracking shots of Christmas lights in street; c/u lights: Merry Christmas (20.47)