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Title: EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 1964, the
Reference number: 0459
Sponsor: Films of Scotland and the Edinburgh Festival Society
Production company: Campbell Harper Films
Running time: 26.30 mins
Documentary on the Edinburgh Festival including excerpts from plays, opera, ballet and the Military Tattoo.
Awards: Seventh Annual Film Festival of Tourist Films, Milan, 1966, American Film Festival, New York, 1969.
commentary Tom Fleming
sd. Anvil Films (Scotland)
[soundtrack features Herrick Bunney playing the organ in St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh]
Shotlist: Credits (.32); The Usher Hall, Edinburgh. Scottish National Orchestra in concert (5.04); General views of Edinburgh, Folly Calton Hill, Holyrood House, Toll Booth, St. Giles - opening procession, Cathedral, the castle. National Gallery, President of the Academy, Sir William McTaggart, the late Ann Redpath and William Kininmonth, architect, looking around the Modigliani-Soutine exhibition. Royal Botanical Gardens. Memorial exhibitions of the paintings of John Maxwell at Gallery of Modern Art (8.13); Princes Street Gardens. Indian film actress visits the exhibition of Indian Art at the Royal Scottish Museum. Sidney Nolan exhibition of a series of paintings on the legend of Ned Kelly (9.50); The Edinburgh Festival Guild garden party (10.32); Michael Roll, pianist, rehearsing Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition". Yehudi Menuhin with his sister rehearsing Beethoven's Violin Sonata in A major (12.16); Turnhouse airport. Marlene Dietrich disembarks from plane and is greeted by the Earl of Harwood. Pipers in Princes Street. A street art exhibition. Theatres and playbills (13.56); The Shakespeare exhibition in the Assembly Hall. An excerpt from "Henry IV" (15.52); The Queen arrives to attend a programme of Scottish films Edinburgh International Film Festival. Film director, King Vidor, receives the Golden Thistle Award from C.A. Oakley (16.28); Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrive for performance by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at the Usher Hall. They are met by the Lord Provost (17.14); An extract from "Dalibor" at the King's Theatre (19.30); The Stuttgart State Theatre Ballet in an excerpt from "Quintet" at the Empire Theatre (20.53); Extract from "Chaganog" at the Royal Lyceum (22.10); Extract from "Les Ballets Africains" at the Lyceum (24.16); The Military Tattoo, the Barbados Police Band, Aeronautique Navale, British Columbia Highland Dancers (26.30). [Incomplete].
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