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Title: THEATRE FIRE IN EDINBURGH
Reference number: 1607
Production company: [ B.B. attributed to Bennell's Brilliants]
Running time: 2 mins
General scenes of men and women amid the burnt out wreckage of the Empire Palace Theatre in Edinburgh's Nicolson Street and the charred remains of the "Great Lafayette's Lion". May 9, 1911.
See also ref. 1620
See info file for contemporary newspaper accounts of the fire.
Lafayette's real name was Sigmund Neuberger. Cameraman information supplied by grand-daughter of Bryant, 2008. Bryant also worked for Gaumont and later Fox.
Credits: [camera attributed Albert Bryant]
Shotlist: Credits (.02) group of men and women in front of a large theatre poster advertising "The Great Lafayette". General scenes of men and women amid the burnt out wreckage of the Empire Palace Theatre in Edinburgh's Nicolson Street (.27) The remains of the Great Lafayette's Lion. c/u of the charred remains of the lion. More shots of people surveying the wreckage (.41)
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