FAMILY IN WINTER, AT THE ZOO, AT THE TRADEFAIR; AT EDINBURGH BOTANIC GARDENS

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Home movies and videos

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: FAMILY IN WINTER, AT THE ZOO, AT THE TRADEFAIR; AT EDINBURGH BOTANIC GARDENS

Reference number: 9369

Date: 1955*

Director: [filmed by Lionel Butler]

Sound: silent

Original format: std.8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14.08 mins

Description: Home movies of family events and activities, including walks in the snow, days at the beach and a visit to the zoo.

Films shot by Lionel Butler - a member of the Edinburgh Cine Club where he worked with many people, including Adam Malcolm. He knew Alan Harper of Campbell-Harper Films.

Shotlist: [no title] - boy sitting at desk and girl sitting at table in house - boy and girl playing in snowy garden - family walking along snowy lane and field - sunset over house - dark shots of dog, family walking through field (2.42) girl and boy playing in back garden, boy dressed in cowboy outfit - girl feeding swans and cygnets at edge of pond (3.53) boy and girl playing on beach, boy has sand wiped from mouth (4.35) gvs group of dignitaries walking round, including Edinburgh Lord Provost Sir John Garnett Banks - gvs zoo, including peahen, pelican, lizards, eagle, monkeys, lions (5.49) girl swimming with inflatable ring, boy playing on beach, families relaxing, men with cameras (6.44) gvs birthday party in house, cake with eight candles, children sitting round table (7.21) gvs trade fair in large hall, high shot of stalls including Ekco, Ashdowns, Lorival Plastics, Lacrinoid (8.12) gvs countryside, hills, woman sitting outside house, c/u wildflowers - boy and girl c/us (8.56) gvs factory, panning shots along machinery and materials (10.22) c/u shots blossom on trees - gvs public gardens, c/u rhododendron - powered model boats on Inverleith boating pond, Edinburgh, crowd watching, boy fishing with net - man and boys lower model boat into water - model yacht - people sitting at edge of pond - boy and girl - c/u shots flowers in park - clouds over rooftops - c/u shots baby in pram (14.08)