• Short Summary

    Remembering London after dark as it was before World War II

  • Description

    Gaumont British Ident

    SLATE INFORMATION: London After Dark

    ENGLAND: London: Piccadilly Circus:
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    CROWDS Huge crowds seen waiting in Piccadilly circus for the lights to go on. Shots of the lights.


    LONDON Flashback to pre-war London. Shots of Piccadilly Circus with lights ablaze. 10 years later, crowds jam Piccadilly Circus to watch the lights go on. Shots of the light, shops showrooms. Shots of the lights and of Nelson's Column in darkness


    NELSON Shot of Nelson's column at dusk


    PICCADILLY CIRCUS & PICCADILLY Lights go on again in Piccadilly Circus. Flashback to prewar London. Lights on etc. Crowds seen waiting for lights to go on. Cheering crowds. Shops ablaze with light.


    SHOPS Shop light switch on for first time. Show-rooms seen lit up

    The Great Switch On, trade, shops, travel, shopping, night, nighttime, night time
    Background: Remembering London after dark as it was before World War II

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAUY7SS7XEYH9W0GDT1DXLVYT
    Media URN:
    VLVAAUY7SS7XEYH9W0GDT1DXLVYT
    Group:
    Reuters - Gaumont British Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1949
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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