Europe and Australia 1952 to 1959
- Main contributor
Richard Leslie Gair (1892-1970)
McRobbie-Gair Family Home Movies: Film consists mainly of European travelogue sequences from Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Switzerland, and Luxembourg, with some shorter family sequences on a beach and possibly a backyard. Specific locations and sites include the Broelbrug bridge and towers, and Saint Martin’s Church in Kortrijk, Belgium, as well as shots of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode in Brussels, Belgium. Shots in Germany include a riverboat sequence on the Rhine and a riverboat labeled “Elberfeld,” and the New Town Hall at Marienplatz in Munich. A wonderful snowball fight sequence takes place in Austria, according to the title card. Shots in Italy are from Cortina, Venice, and Capri, with historic sites including Saint Mark’s Basilica and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. In France there are shots of Notre Dame and the Equestrian statue of Maréchal Ferdinand Foch in Paris. Shots of an unknown port include US and Royal Navy ships. Family footage includes a beach day and more backyard footage. Footage consists of a combination of color and black and white film stock with title cards inserted for new locations or sites.
- Rights Statement
- In Copyright
- Physical Description
Color, Black and White
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