Full record for 'FUNERAL OF THE GREAT LAFAYETTE, EDINBURGH'

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Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Leisure and recreation

Genres:

  • Newsreel

People/organisations:

  • BENNELL, J.J.

Decade:

  • 1910s

Title: FUNERAL OF THE GREAT LAFAYETTE, EDINBURGH

Reference number: 1620

Date: 1911

Production company: [ B.B. attributed to Bennell's Brilliants]

Sound: silent

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.00 mins

Description: Funeral of the Great Lafayette at Piershill Cemetery, Edinburgh. A brass band leads the funeral procession behind the horse- drawn hearse. May 14, 1911.

See also ref. 1607

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: B.B. [possibly Bennell of Glasgow's BB Pictures]
[camera attributed Albert Bryant]

Shotlist: credits (.06) shots as horse-drawn wagon enters the gates of Piershill Cemetery, Edinburgh, with floral tribute. c/u of the floral arrangement with legend "The Last Act" (.17) a brass band leads the funeral procession through the gates of the cemetery. Brief shot of approaching hearse (.59) [Incomplete]

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