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Identifier:

  • b18347545 (Source: UC Berkeley Library Web Catalog)

Date produced: 1937

Filmmaker(s):

Alexander Black

Duration:

00:14:00

Country of Production:

United States

Languages:

English

Length:

1 reel

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Kodachrome

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

Pacific Film Archive list of titled amateur films

Description:

"Kodachrome travelogue, photographed from 1935-1937, of Alexander Black's ancestral sites in Edinburgh, Scotland, and his return home to New York City, including six shots of the recently constructed Empire State Building at different times of day and night." UC Berkeley Library.

Resources:

The film is discussed in the brochure "Alexander Black: Cinema Pioneer" from the Pacific Film Archive, Nov. 22, 2009.

This film was preserved and is held by the Pacific Film Archive.

Locations:

  • Edinburgh, Scotland (Filming)
  • London, England (Filming)
  • New York City, New York (Filming)

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Repository:

Alexander Black Collection, UC Berkeley Art Musem and Pacific Film Archive

Viewing Notes:

"Includes the following footage (first half of film has intertitles): Edinburgh: Castle Hill, Scottish-American War Memorial. The village of Haddington. Edinburgh: Buccleuch Pend. The Scottish countryside with sheep. Peebles "Hydro" Hotel. London: Cricket match at Lords, changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, St. James Palace. Sailing on the S.S. Washington. Helen Wills taking shipboard golf lessons. From here intertitles cease. Footage of home with rose gardens, "#34 Lone Pool," a sign "Look for Amos, Frank Seaman his hut" [refers to the Yama Farms Inn at Warwaring, New York], New York skyline, feeding pigeons on the pier." Via UC Berkeley Library.