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Reference number: 3359

Date: 1923*

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.00 mins

Description: Trailer for Letta's pierrot troupe and local topical for Edinburgh cinemas.

The St Andrew’s Square Picture House did not survive the coming of sound. At that time it branded itself as 'the home of eloquent silence’

Shotlist: Letta's High Class Entertainers. Promenade, Portobello. Twice daily. Principal comedian's strange lapse at Portobello. (0.03) Poster for Promenade Pavilion. crowd of spectators outside booth. (Demarco's Ice cream parlour in back ground). (0.07) Manager informed. comedian missing. Member of pierrot troupe rushes out of booth to tell manager. (0.22) MtR Letta has to deputise for Comedian. Letta goes into booth and re-emerges with the entertainers in costume. (0.42) Spotted in the crowd. Pushing pram to Brighton? And chased by the entire company. character pushing pram is 'chased' onto the beach. (1/01) Run to "Sand" Rescued and forgiven. Gv's sketch. (1.10) General comments "Worth waiting for" crowds gather to watch pierrots' return to the booth. Crowd file in. (1.26) Poster board "Royal Pierrots of '23" Exterior St Andrew Square Picture House, Edinburgh as patrons emerge.(1.38) Ext Central Picture House showing 'Partners of the Tide' and Chaplin's 'Pay Day' (1.40) Advert for local business E & M Coldston, Watchmakers and Jeweller, Nicolson Street Edinburgh. (1.45) shop exterior, proprietors? in doorway. (1.52) Caption 'Dawson's Garage Piershill' Cars emerge from garage. Pan of exterior of garage. (2.11) Gv's Portobello prom, people on the beach (2.44)