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  • Glasgow


  • Architecture and buildings
  • Leisure and recreation


  • Amateur


  • 1930s

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Reference number: 8686

Date: 1938

Director: filmed by Don McLachlan

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 9.20 mins

Description: Views of some of the main pavilions and exhibits of the Empire Exhibition in Bellahouston Park in Glasgow, including shots of Don and Margaret McLachlan and their family on a visit - also includes brief shots of an informal visit by Paul Robeson.

Shotlist: [shot-listed from VHS - manual control track]

[no title] - shot of Empire Exhibition illuminated sign - wide shots of exhibition grounds and Tait's Tower - gvs from entrance, Tait's Tower and Colonial Avenue and Dominions pavilions - gvs of Colonial Avenue, Industries pavilion and fountains (1.49) gv GPO pavilion - gvs UK pavilion - gvs Tait's Tower and Atlantic Restaurant - views down steps towards north entrance, Scotland pavilion, Ibrox Stadium and Campsie Hills in distance - gvs of Palace of Arts, Don McLachlan's friend Bob Davidson poses in foreground - gvs church, Roman Catholic church and Tait's Tower (3.45) l/s towards south entrance and Mosspark - gvs Engineering pavilion, c/u shots of murals, shot of cat on wall (4.37) shot of Margaret McLachlan and her nephew Ian walking past - shots of Paul Robeson approaching building in small group including Glasgow Lord Provost Patrick Dollan - shots of Don and Margaret and Margaret's family visiting exhibition, walking along Colonial Avenue - Ian and his parents? buy chewing gum from slot machine - shots of family buying Canadian full-cream ice cream cones from stall, c/u shots of family members including Don (6.26) shots of Ian and father (?) getting into aeroplane ride at amusement park - [black] - (7.14) evening shots of exhibition with floodlights: shots of coloured cascades and fountains, Times building, Canada pavilion, more shots of fountains - The End (9.20)