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  • Short Summary

    Story about a rather elaborate roof garden in London.

  • Description

    "Paths, lawns and shrubbery beds - 120 feet above London's pavements - on the roof of these new super-flats."

    M/S of a doorman letting a woman through a door onto a pretty roof garden. L/S of a gardener tending to roses. He then walks along with a wheelbarrow. Low angle shot of the facade of the block of flats, camera pans. High angle shot of the gardener at work. Camera pans to show the flats opposite.

    "The walks of these Berkeley Court Gardens cover one third of a mile - and the roof gardens are over one acre - ten floors above the street - !" L/S of gardener pulling a garden roller to flatten the grass. There are benches beside the grass. Camera tilts down to show the front of the building which has nice iron balconies. M/S of gardener pruning conifers. High angle of the gardens - various shots of the gardener at work. High angle shot of the street below showing pedestrians.

    Was an item in Eve's Film Review issue number 507.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    934.23
    Media URN:
    16667
    Group:
    Eve pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/02/1931
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:48:38:00 / 01:50:39:00
    Canister:
    EP 206

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    Just a note to say that the Berkeley Court Roof Garden is still there as of 2012.

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