MISCELLANEOUS McCONNELL SHORTS

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People/organisations:

  • McConnell, Edward ‘Eddie’

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: MISCELLANEOUS McCONNELL SHORTS

Reference number: 6828

Date: 1955* - 1957

Director: [filmed by Eddie McConnell]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 4.14 mins

Description: Two short reels of miscellaneous footage shot by Eddie McConnell. The first shows scenes of destitution around 1950s Glasgow - the focus being on the poor and 'unfortunate' of the city. The second reel records general scenes around Glasgow School of Art. Includes footage of an exhibition of sculpture and drawings by Benno Schotz (1891 - 1984) at John Orr & Sons showrooms (Schotz was the Head of the Sculpture and Ceramic Dept at the Glasgow School of Art at this time)

See also ref. 2682 for a documentary on Benno Schotz.

Shotlist: Reel 3
(0.00) woman walks back streets, Saltmarket (?) (0.06) woman speaks to man on street, a tram moves along slowly behind her (0.08) various angles, down and out man begs for money on street, possibly Argyle Street, he is generally ignored by passers by (0.21) man plays accordion on street, outside C&A, he is hoping for money in his hat at his feet. possibly Argyle Street (0.35) inebriated woman staggers across street, she is then seen lying on pavement where a man picks her up from road. On street opposite, sign 'Headquarters and Drill Hall 5/6th Battalion Highland Light Infantry'. A scooter passes on road. The lady is helped away by fiends? other 2 women who help her walk away (0.56) 33ft

[blank section]

Reel 5
ints studio, various student's paintings and sculpture (0.35) interior doors open and lecturer? professor? comes out bearded man and another woman.. they chat to a couple of male students. Gvs studnets coming and going in same corridor (0.52) ints sculpture class with female life model, gvs students at work in clay (1.30) [blank] (1.32) contd., same (1.56) sign in doorway of John Orr & Sons (Decorators) LTD. advertising Exhibition by Benno Schotz Drawings and Related Sculpture'. door then opens to reveal exhibition, gvs drawings & sculpture. Finishes with brief c/u some press coverage of the exhibition 'Talk of the Times' (3.18) 119ft