FESTIVAL NIGHTS

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation
  • Media, communication and the creative industries

Genres:

  • Amateur

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: FESTIVAL NIGHTS

Reference number: 9370

Date: 1955

Director: [filmed by Lionel Butler]

Sound: silent

Original format: std.8mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.05 mins

Description: Night-time shots of shop window displays and neon signs in Edinburgh at the time of the International Festival.

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] - night-time shots of shop displays and neon signs on Edinburgh streets, including Ever Ready sign, Provincial Building Society, Anglo-Canadian fur shop, shirt shop, G.S. Minto cocktail lounge, lamp shade and homeware, tartan clothing, menswear (1.17) Edinburgh Festival 1955 display with artistic motifs - more window displays, including Creda Carefree cooker, Braemar Knitwear close-ups, British European Airways, Drambuie, Edinburgh Rock - people looking in shop window - 'Welcome to Festival Visitors' sign (3.05)