• Short Summary

    Good shots of famous London landmarks +general street scenes, seen in the fog and in the sun.

  • Description

    Part of THE VERY IDEA issue.

    Famous London landmarks - in the fog and in the sun.

    Low angled shots of Big Ben on Palace of Westminster, first in fog then in sunshine. M/S of traffic in fog at Piccadilly Circus. M/S of Eros statue in fog. M/S of Eros in sun, a double-decker bus drives past.

    Various shots of Leicester Square, first on sunny summer's day, followed by night shot of Square in the fog. Night shot of front of theatre, illuminated by electric lights. Shots of people walking past theatre at night, then in sunshine.

    L/S of Nelson's Column, in Trafalgar Square, on a sunny day. L/S of National Portrait Gallery. M/S of lion statues in Trafalgar Square. Various shots of people feeding pigeons in front of lion statues on foggier winter's day. More shots of Trafalgar Square in smog and in sunshine.

    Note: good establishing shots of London circa 1939.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1280.07
    Media URN:
    42741
    Group:
    New sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1939
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:41:00 / 01:15:00:00
    Canister:
    NSP 185

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