1 reel (336 ft)
"Travelogue with intertitles of Alexander Black's trip to Europe in 1928. It includes footage of air and sea travel, a phantom ride in a gondola, and footage of Black himself feeding pigeons in Venice, Italy." UC Berkeley Library.
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.
Alexander Black Collection, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
"Intertitles: And so I sailed on the Lapland -- You may see that I am on my way -- Out of my port hole -- Ship's work -- The boat drill -- Captain Harvey and the purser -- The Captain looks at the sun -- And tries to let one of the kids see it -- In this bus I flew to Paris -- One of the airplane engines at work -- Faint glimpses of the earth -- The edge of the Channel -- The Opera House, Paris -- The "Eternal light" under the Arch of Triumph -- One of the towers of Fontainbleau Palace -- In the old town -- When I walked over the Alps 50 years ago I cam to an old Italian tower inn -- You see why I had to go downstairs to bed -- Old houses in the town of the tall tower Domodossola -- Monumnet here to an italian flier who fell out of the sky -- Beautiful Maggiore -- Isola Bella is now pretty much a Coney Island -- On Lake Lugano -- On the lake shore -- And so to the Grand Canal of Venice -- The church across the way -- By-ways -- A Grand Canal taxi -- On the way to St. Marks -- Entering St. Marks Square -- St. Marks from the Grand Canal -- In the great square before St. Marks -- I feed the pigeons -- This should have been one of my grandchildren -- The house in Genoa where Columbus was born -- The city of the Columbus house -- From my window in Nice." Via UC Berkeley Library.