- Title: SS5
Sam Silver Collection
1960s, colour, silent
Amateur travelogue of America, home movies, great quality and well shot!
Keywords: Wealthy lifestyles,
03:01:11 Quick shot man hitting ping pong (table tennis) ball. EXT strike/ protest, young student types walk past camera holding signs and shouting. EXT First Federal Savings and Loan New York. POV along New York street from the front seat of yellow taxi (a bit wobbly). New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, large sign says ‘The Year 1200’. INT Museum. Rockefeller Centre, tilt up Rockefeller Building. Poor/ homeless black man walks along street in tattered clothes holding a box of crackers (poverty). New York cop. Black man shining the shoes of smartly dressed white man (in suit and hat) on the street, see camera moves to see a line of black men shining white men’s shoes (racial inequality), black man smiles and waves at camera.
03:03:15 China Town, vars shop fronts/ signs. Shop window with gold Buddha, sign says ‘welcome, free admission’. Shrine with golden statues (Eastern religion). Great shot of Chinese women in 60s fashions walking past traditional Chinese-style building. Cop/ policeman stands outside the 5th Precinct police station.
03:05:05 (from here there is a piece of hair top right of the frame) POV shot from plane window, taking off. Sign says New Orleans. POV shot from bus of shop windows and street. Cemetery, people explore.
03:06:17 Frame is clean from here. POV from moving train across river and over rooftops of houses. City streets in the sunshine. Tram past, Woolworth sign in BG. Yellow cab past. Man paces in front of shop, sign says ‘Bourbon’ (Bourbon street). Old fashioned gas lamp burning (even though it’s day!). Woman stands in pretty courtyard café with fountain. Older lady picks a white flower, woman smells it. Pretty buildings with lattice ironwork.
03:08:25 Man waves from freight train. Tourist steamer, POVs from boat. President cruise ship sails past. Seagull. People sat out in the sunshine chatting. Sign reads ‘Ports of call village’, EXT clown makes balloon models in the street (typical balloon poodle!). Sign on wall reads ‘Me and Tex: Honest to goodness Texas smoked barbecue’. At the port sign for speedboat rides. Flower shop EXT. Docks, tourists look up at old-fashioned wooden sailing ship.
03:11:05 INT delicatessen shop, piles of salami meats and cheeses in FG, people shopping. HA shot of traffic moving at junction. Bus front with ‘Hollywood Movie Studio’ on front, ‘Universal City’ sign on hill. Huge crowd of people pushing through big door, tour of Hollywood film sets, recreation streets and the White House, wild west town with saloon. Actors dressed up as film monsters (Mr Hyde, Frankenstein) circulate amongst tourists and try to scare children (not very successfully). EXT Yesteryear Theatre. Wild west town, actors dressed as cowboys act out a fight scene. Underwater shot of man swimming in pool.
03:16:25 City street Hare Krishnas in orange robes dance and play instruments. Funny shot of passers by in cool glasses looking on bemused. Hare Krishna holding pamphlets tries to recruit black woman. EXT Great Western Savings.
03:17:55 Footballer George Best MCU wearing orange t-shirt as he stands with friends by a swimming pool (and his 1960s Manchester United team-mates?) all longing around in swimming trunks. Two men play ping pong/ table tennis. Men dive into pool from diving board. Underwater shots, man swims towards the camera (nice). People chatting by the pool. Seagull flying.
03:20:05 Tourists past camera. Mexican band play in the street. Sign says ‘Marriages & Divorces’. Two kids young boy and girl laugh/ giggle hysterically, crying with laughter. Sign reads ‘Bum Bum Club’, woman walks out of the club and waves to man going past, more signs reading ‘Marriages & Divorces’. INT car woman smokes a pipe.
03:21:19 Seaworld. Tourists sit watching water show with dolphins. Dolphins do tricks. Sea lions. POV from bus window along highway. Tour of Beverley Hills. People through coliseum-type building with fountain at the bottom (Hollywood Bowl). EXT Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, hand prints of Al Jolson. EXT Century Square shopping centre. EXT/ INT farmers market. Elderly people sit and eat at café tables. Customers ordering at Frank’s Fast Food Counter, teen boy with a quiff serves customers at a juice and salad bar, preserves stand, bakery, popcorn stand.
03:25:36 Great shot of woman asking for directions from police officer. He points left and she points too, she walks towards the camera still looking lost. Sign reading ‘Casting and employment’. EXT Twentieth Century Fox Studio, woman walks into building, Stages 10-11. Woman walks into music dept. Seagull.
03:26:44 Las Vegas 1960s. EXT signs/ buildings, day, Bank of Las Vegas, Wishing Well Wedding Chapel, Carousel Motel
- Master Title:SS5