• Short Summary

    Great cultural event of the year - Edinburgh Festival - Technicolor.

  • Description

    This item is shot in Technicolor.

    Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Various shots of the city of Edinburgh - buildings, street scenes, people, shop window with Scottish goods, men growing flowers etc. Several shots of the posters of the shows, plays, films and concerts featured in Edinburgh Festival - international entries.

    Lord Harewood, Festival's Artistic Director and composer Benjamin Britten sitting in the middle of an empty theatre discussing some festival music.

    Several shots of the people leaving plane at the Edinburgh airport. Two back pipe players in kilts playing in front of cannons, possibly at Edinburgh Castle. Several shots of the crowd and stars in cinema foyer during Edinburgh Film Festival. Elsa Prawitz, Swedish film star smiling to camera.

    Several shots of the actors of Kingston's Prospice players getting ready in a large theatre dressing room for the performance of Shakespeare's Henry VIII. Several shots of the actors on stage during the performance.

    Several shots of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society performing. Dancers in traditional clothes doing country dances. They finish the dance and audience applauds.

    Various shots of the Hungarian dancers in traditional clothes doing Hungarian country dances. They finish and crowd applauds - natural sound.

    Lord Provost of Edinburgh Mr Duncan Weatherstone with Mr Philip Rawson and Dr Menon looking at a collection of Indian string instruments. This exhibition is held as part of Festival's activities. Dr Menon, pan down to an instrument (Veena) in his hands. Several shots of Dr Menon playing Veena with George Malcolm on harpsichord. They are playing 'Siciliana', a part from Bach's sonata - natural sound.

    Various shots of Indian traditional orchestra playing with a woman in sari, Balasvarasvati, dancing. Larry Adler joins the Indian musicians with his harmonica - they play traditional Indian tune - natural sound.

    Pianist John Ogden playing 'Mephisto Waltz' by Franz Liszt on piano - natural sound. Jehudi Menuhin, accompanied by his sister Hephzibah Menuhin, playing the scherzo from Beethoven's violin sonata Opus 96 in G-Major - natural sound. Good close up shot of Jehudi as he plays, and good close up shot of his sister on piano.

    Several shots of the dancers of the 'Fringe Faces' on the stage performing the 'French Queer Dance' - this is part of the Fringe program at St. Stephen's Church. Several shots of a large dressing room where the members of the Operetta House Company are getting ready for the old time Music Hall sequence. A master of ceremonies announces the group and they get on the stage. Several shots of them on stage singing 'Just Like the Ivy' and 'Annie Rooney' - natural sound.

    Several night shots of the Edinburgh Castle. Various shots of the mass pipe bands marching down the arena and Highland dancers as they dance in the arena at night. Men on camels, Royal Jordan Arab Army members, looking on with interest. More shots of the mass pipers marching - the grand finale of the show.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1768.17
    Media URN:
    54596
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    29/08/1963
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:09:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:24:02:00 / 01:33:22:00
    Canister:
    63/70

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