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  • 1960s

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Reference number: 7720

Date: 1963c

Director: filmed by Mr J G Ross

Sound: silent

Original format: std. 8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: Non-Fiction

Running time: 20.53 mins

Description: Family home movies including footage of daily life around Glasgow city centre, the Barras market, the West End and the new Clyde Tunnel.

The film-maker was a founding member of the Ring Cine Group in Glasgow in the 1960s.

Shotlist: [shot-listed from mini DV - manual control track]

title - shots of Hillman Minx car outside garage - Mr Ross takes spare tyre from garage and places it in the boot, then drives car away along road - gvs of flats in Munro Place, East Kilbride (1.22) tracking shots from car along Carlton Place in Glasgow, past suspension bridge, across Jamaica St. Bridge, past Paisley's department store, view up Bothwell Street, Anderston, up Elmbank Street towards the Beresford, west along Sauchiehall Street, east along Sauchiehall Street past C&A, Muirhead's, La Scala Cinema, Henderson's, Empire Theatre, down Renfield Street past British Linen Bank, Regent Cinema, Odeon Cinema showing 'Tiara Tahiti', Classic Cinema, into Gordon Street, past Central Station and Hotel, Daily Record office, trams and buses on Argyle Street (3.50) tracking shots past Boots corner, Woolworth's, east along Argyle Street past Tron and Glasgow Cross (4.21) shot of Mr Ross getting out of car - gvs of Trongate and Tron steeple, Mercat Cross - gvs of Tolbooth and policeman directing traffic - gvs of traffic at Glasgow Cross, view west along Argyle Street, shots of Mrs Ross at fruit stall on Albion Street - shots of fire engines and firemen on Bell Street (6.43) gvs George Square and City Chambers - shots of Mrs Ross getting out of Hillman Minx on street and then shots of Minx and new Austin A40 parked side by side at Ninian Sanderson car showroom - gvs of Mrs Ross and other woman in St Enoch Square (7.50) tracking shots from car going past Kelvingrove Museum, west along Argyle Street behind no.9 tram, Reid's Bar on Dumbarton Road, back east along Argyle Street past Kelvin Hall, into grounds of Kelvingrove Museum - gvs of bowling greens - Mrs Ross gets out of car - gvs of Argyle Street, c/u of museum sign, shots of Mrs Ross walking down museum steps - tracking shots from car up Kelvin Way, university spire, up University Avenue past university buildings, east towards Charing Cross and on to Sauchiehall Street (11.07) gvs in George Square, shot of Queen Street Station entrance - shots of Mrs Ross in new car - c /u shot Glasgow Cathedral sign, gvs of cathedral and Necropolis - gvs of Royal Infirmary and sign - high shots of George Street from top of hill at Rottenrow - gvs of cleared area on George Street - gvs of Clyde from George V Bridge - shot of railway bridge into Central Station - shots of ferry No.2 crossing river at General Terminus Quay and Mrs Ross on quayside beside cargo boat - shots of cargo ship 'City of New York' at quayside (15.26) gvs of Boys' Brigade parade down street in Glasgow led by pipe band - shots of new college building under construction on North Hanover Street - gvs of Glasgow City Chambers and Cenotaph, George Square - shots of people in fancy dress in George Square, Student Charities Week? (18.11) shot of Barrowland Ballroom and gvs of Barras market stalls, stallholders selling goods - shots of women getting into Austin A40 - shots from above of south entrance to new Clyde Tunnel, gvs showing empty seating for opening ceremony - tracking shots from car entering tunnel on south side, showing height restriction poles across Dumbarton Road, then returning to south side (20.53)