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Reference number: 5245

Date: 1959

Production company: [ Templar Film Studios]

Sound: mute

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.34 mins

Description: "Bertram Mills' Circus" visits Edinburgh; shots of performers as they promote the big attraction in a parade along Princes Street and inside Waverley Station.

Advert has been found for the Bertram Mills Circus in the Scotsman date Monday June 15th 1959. The advert states that the circus was in Edinburgh from June 22nd - July 4th 1959. [information courtesy of The National Library of Scotland]

Shotlist: Circus Parade through Princes Street; train of four elephants with four female riders (0.25) pipe band; ints. stilt walker with promotional bicycle for "Bertram Mills' Circus" in Waverley train station; equestrian performers in Spanish dress ride by; performing poodles and various performers advertise Circus at Waverley Station [several advertisements are visible on walkway] (1.23) man with prosthetic arm brushing clothes; men work to erect part of the tent (1.51) performers dressed as native American Chiefs in Waverley station; gvs parade along Princes Street, including lions and tigers in cages (3.03) shots around Circus grounds, caravans, big top (3.25)