• Short Summary

    New lion cubs at St Louis Zoo and a power station that lights up the neon of New York.

  • Description

    Titles read: "CINETOPICALITIES IN BRIEF".

    Various locations of events.

    At St Louis Zoo, United States of America, we see various shots of a lion and lioness with their little lion cubs in a cage. The babies are extremely cute; one of them spits at the camera.

    Various shots of a huge new power station in New York. Brief shots of exterior; good shots of interior as men work on generators - it looks like the set for 'Metropolis'. Men sit before consul desks in control rooms, pressing buttons and speaking on telephones. General view of New York (Manhattan?) skyline in daylight, then lit up at night. Several good shots of New York at night, traffic and neon signs in Times Square and on Broadway (?).

    Cataloguer's note: New York neon footage probably dates from 1937 - a film on a billboard in Times Square ('The Barrier') is from that year.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1210.28
    Media URN:
    15794
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1940
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:42:00 / 01:50:26:00
    Canister:
    PT 559

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