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  • Glasgow


  • Tourism and travel
  • Architecture and buildings


  • Amateur


  • 1930s


Reference number: 6710

Date: 1938

Sound: silent

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 3.31 mins

Description: Excellent short film giving superb views over the site of the Glasgow Empire Exhibition, and the buildings and attractions therein.

Described in letter as Glasgow Exhibition c.1936. Presumably Empire Exhibition 1938.

Shotlist: [no title] [col] c/u signposts for 'A8 Glasgow' and 'Empire Exhibition' (00:00:06:22) [very faded, almost b&w] wide shot Empire Exhibition gardens and buildings, 'Industries' building with flags (00:00:25:20) exts Canada building, bustling crowds walking about, gvs Exhibition grounds (00:00:40:20) ints 'Model in Sugar of Balmoral Castle' (00:00:46:24) gvs pond and grassy area where people wander in and out of old stone 'blackhouses' with thatched roofs. Empire Tower in background (00:01:31:09) shot from below looking up at Tower (00:01:36:04) elevated aerial views over Empire Exhibition site, the buildings, the water features, the funfair (00:02:48:13) very brief exts Australia building, c/u frog water statue spouting water. gvs waterfall feature (00:03:01:21) small boys wearing Scout uniform look in swing bin, the bin has a poster advertising 'Scotland' (00:03:07:16) gvs Exhibition spaces outside, the waterfalls in full spate and the crowds, it now appears to be raining (00:03:31:12)

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