- Title: SS7
- Date:1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
Sam Silver Collection
Home movie - holiday abroad - vacation - world travel
00:00:42:05 Title screen cartoon CU on suitcase covered in travel stickers. “Our Visit abroad” written in cartoon script over cartoon holiday beach back-drop.
Early 1930s train through Italy & Switzerland
00:00:51:20 Train wheels moving
00:01: 12: 08 POV shot of calm sea in foreground and grassy hills in background
00:01:18:04 Train tracks
00:01:22:14 Inside carriage man looking out of window at landscape.
00:01: 30: Tram moves across bustling street, women walk past in 1930’s dresses and hats.
00:01:43:08 Man sitting at a table in train reading then folding a letter.
00:01:49:24 Woman in traditional Swiss clothing walking along dock at sea front.
00:01:52:00 Policeman walking past trees.
00:01:24:54 man in army uniform walks towards and past camera, walks out of shot. Two women in traditional dress in background, camera focuses on women.
00:02:01 Man smartly dressed in hat and suit, pipe in mouth.
00:02:03:09 Sign at the water’s edge of dock, stating Verbolen (forbidden).
00:02:07:04 Civilian man talks to army man looking over railing and pointing.
00:02:13:06 Huts that look like houses, with steps on the water’s edge, ducks walking around, their home.
00:02:22:04 Archways of traditional building houses, flats, shops. Man walks past, rests on pillar
00:02:32:05 View of mountains, clouds, idyllic, countryside, beautiful.
00:02:41 Man sat outside, at table, drinking tea, flag is moving in background.
00:03:01:20 Man (looks like waiter) throwing and catching Swiss flag, in choreographed movements. Outside restaurant with tables in courtyard. Man walks away into restaurant.
00:03:28:11 View of mountains, then to water lapping against mountain edge.
00:03:38:12 Man stood observation area of restaurant, overlooking mountains. Man looking through large telescope at view. Waitress clears table, looks at camera, continues clearing.
00:03:42:10 CU of table, white table cloth, try with tea and teapot, bottle of red wine.
00:03:45:13 POV shot, driving past the mountain. Trees in foreground.
00:03:59:09 POV shot of back of passengers heads, all wearing hats, on open topped bus.
00:04:06:22 Official looking man looks at passports.
France – Paris 1930s
00:04:17:15 Saint Etienne Cathedral camera pans across large building.
00:03:34:03 POV shot, from moving vehicle CU shot of the Arch de Triumph
00:03:48:02 A woman and two men walking through large stone doorway.
00:03:49:59 Street sign on side of building reads: Piazza Fontana
00:04:44 Busy street with men and women, surrounded by tall buildings in background. Sign pointing right saying “MILANO”
00: 04:46 Poster on wall reads “RIGOLLETO” and “AIDA” and another poster saying “FASCISMO”.
00:04:48 View of mountains
00:04:50 Long boat, on river, passes camera.
00:04:59 Camera situated at the top of a long, downhill, narrow street with buildings either side. Women walking down street.
00:05:06 Old man sat against wall looks directly at camera.
00:05:11 Camera looks up narrow street, man in suit is walking, down steps, towards camera .
Early 1930s cruise on the SS Montcalm visiting ports of Europe including Tangiers, Morocco, Madeira (the basket run) and Spain.
00:05:22 Title screen “Swiss Holiday” written in cartoon script, outline of cartoon mountains in background.
00:05:28 Camera pans along large cruise ship filling screen.
00:05:34 CU of steam from funnel on boat.
00:05:38 Man looking out from deck of boat waving goodbye to groups of people on dock.
00:05:50 Great shot camera panning past people waving goodbye from dock.
00:06:02 Man now waving from boat with white handkerchief
00:06:08 View from deck of other boats passing
00:06:29 Sun-chairs on deck of boat
00:06:43 Views from deck of boat of sea and on deck
00:07:10 Two men and two women playing doubles game of Frisbee
00:07:27 Man and woman playing game with long sticks
00:07:56 Two men and two women reading newspaper “Canadian Pacific Gazette”.
00:08:43 Two men in row boat alongside ship
00:08:58 Two men pointing from deck of boat
00:09:07 Two crew members walking up steps, sign states “MUSTER STATION”.
00:09:12 Passengers smartly dressed walk off the boat, men on dock positioning the walk way.
00:09:26 View of the back of a man in a uniform walking down a street
00:09:30 Military men in lines, roll call.
00:10:10 Military men marching.
00:10:34 Military marching band, with drums and various instruments. Civilian woman watches in foreground
00:11:03 Shot of two towers stood parallel to each other, women in foreground.
00:11:04 Camera pans up at tall tower
00:11:08 Four women pose for picture in front of tower, in foreground shot of man taking the picture.
00:11:15 Camera pans up other tower.
00:11:20 View of rocks and water crashing against them.
00:11:30 CU of two military men watching view.
00:11:31 POV shot from back seat of car, view of back of drivers head.
00:11:37 Various men and women sit around tables outside.
00:11:41 POV shot of two men sat at table.
00:11:46 POV shot of three women sat laughing together.
00:11:54 Three women and three men get into car
00:12:06 view from small boat
00:12:14 Horse and carriage drive along road surrounded by rocky cliffs.
00:12:24 Camera pans up cliff face
00:12:31 Wall with plaque
00:12:34 CU of plaque reading “A.R.P Warden”
00:12:38 Camera pans up from church door to its steeple with bell.
00:12:47 Camera continues to pan up rock face, past church.
00:12:55 Woman stood at large gates with barriers, behind gate a car drives past.
00:13:00 Men observing rocks from stationary boat.
00:13:06 Shot through small circular window, black woman stood at fence
00:13:14 View of the bustling dock from ship, passengers getting off.
00:13:19 POV shot from dock, market, various things being sold.
00:13:34 Black man is central to cameras view, CU of bag worn on his back. Tourist gaze.
00:13:42 View from moving train, small black boy running alongside train.
00:13:46 Man pushed from side of train tracks by other man.
00:13:48 Black man runs alongside train.
00:13:53 View from train of rundown houses, look more like huts.
00:14:00 Young girl and women with long white Burka (religious clothing), faces showing. Little girl trips and falls.
00:14:02 Group of tourists looking around at decorated pillars.
00:14:18 Boy/man begging.
00:14:22 Camera focuses on the back of woman walking down street in white Burka, man in background carrying large pot on head. Various children and man walk past foreground.
00:14:31 View of street man carrying things on his head and in both arms.
00:14:37 Various images of general hustle and bustle in street.
00:15:11 Donkey powering a water mill, walking around in circles.
00:15:31 Tourists looking at gardens in background large castle-like building.
00:15:49 Two boys sit on long pole over water (swimming pool) , on boat, playing game of hitting each other with bags, boy falls off, young girls watch on.
00:16:23 Various clips of people on ship, observation deck.
00:16:31 Bow of ship moving along open sea.
00:16:41 Crew member stood at ship steering wheel. Sailing.
00:16:49 Passengers lying very close to each other- sunbathing?
00:17:00 Entering into dock, view of hill with white buildings.
00:17:01 Beach and houses in foreground, cloud covered mountains in background.
00:17:07 Inside ship crew member drinking tea, smiling directly at camera, laughing.
00:17:21 Local man in row boat alongside, selling miniature ships. Water market.
00:17: 34 Children on row boat, playing, boy dives off.
00:17:41 On land local women with baskets of flowers balanced on their heads and held in hands. Walk towards camera.
00:17:52 High up. Trees and leaves in foreground, view of ships dock behind.
00:18:05 Group of men and women sat outside, around a long table. Drinking wine and sharing food. Chatting.
00:18:19 (Basket run) Running down hill, following a cart with men sat in it, two men pulling it down hill.
00:18:39 Chairs on small boat in water attached to rope and pulled onto land.
Spain – COLOUR from here
00:19:03 Wall with poster in foreground, cars and people in background.
00:19:09 Handful of people stood in a circular (Bullfighting) arena, camera pans across seating stalls. Pans up to show open top and balcony seating.
00:19:14 Pans across centre of arena. Performance area.
00:19:44 Two women walk towards camera through the passage way onto performance area.
00:19:54 Man in stalls of arena dancing with long green, yellow and red, decorated stick.
00:20:02 View from outside of Bullfighting arena, grand decorative building.
00:20:15 View from deck of boat, passing houses on land, mountains in background.
00:20:20 Cartoon candle putting out its flame, text “THE END” appears.
1946 Honeymoon Italy & Switzerland via train
00:20:38 Passenger boat, woman walking towards camera, smiling affectionately, CU of her face.
00:20:56 Woman stood on deck of moving boat, moving sea is behind her.
00:21:10 CU of woman’s face, intimate. Birds flying in the sky behind her. Talking to cameraman.
00:21:34 Woman looking out to sea from moving boat.
00:21:41 On train, CU of woman’s face, looking out the window at rural scenery and houses.
00:22:10 Busy station platform
00:22:30 View from train leaving/entering station, passing stationary train. View of train tracks.
00:22:50 Man sorting luggage
00:22:59 CU of sign reading “MONTREUX”
00:23:03 Woman sat on train, looking out window.
00:23:13 Woman sat on train reading news paper.
00:23:19 Camera pans across train carriage at passengers.
00:23:28 Woman on train carriage wiping nose with handkerchief.
00:23:32 View from moving train CU of houses. Snow on ground and roofs.
00:23:47 Bustling street, people moving around on ski’s in snow.
00:23:57 Woman gets on horse drawn sleigh.
00:24:18 POV from horse drawn sleigh moving through snow.
00:24:55 POV from horse drawn sleigh moving over snow covered bridge. Frozen river.
00:25:02 POV from horse draw sleigh of people holding ski’s walking up a hill.
00:25:04 Person skiing down hill
00:25:19 CU of house.
00:25:25 Row of horses and sleighs walk past camera.
00:25:34 People ice-skating on frozen river.
00:25:48 POV from horse drawn sleigh of snowy, tree lined, pathway
00:26:04 Boy struggles with his skis
00:26:11 Camera pans across snow, houses in background. Rural area.
00:26:23 POV shot of horse pulling sleigh through snow.
00:26:38 Empty ski-lift moving down
00:26:45 Two people on ski-lift moving up
00:26:50 Person skiing, passing moving ski-lift.
00:27:01 POV shot from horse drawn sleigh, watching man in front sledging.
00:27:28- 00:28:36 Groups of skiers congregating on snow. Younger children skiing.
00:28:38 Men, women, children ice-skating
00:28:52 Camera focuses on man ice-skating, man smiles at camera, moving away from and towards camera.
00:29:09 Man ice-skates towards camera, turns and falls on bottom. Hat falls off, comical.
00:29:12 CU of young child pushing himself along by ski’s, looking at the camera.
00:29:28 View of shop front, woman walks down snowy steps and towards camera.
00:29:46 CU camera panning across shop window looking at vases, pots, bowls, jugs, basket, portable cooking hobs.
00:30:02 Smartly dressed man walks towards camera. Snowy surroundings.
00:30:14 People walking along snowy road pulling sledges.
00:30:22 CU of shop window with ornaments- toy trains, miniature man sat on chair.
00:30:48 Horse drawn sleigh moving along snowy road.
00:31:06 Woman looking through shop window.
00:31:16 Two men playing around with sledge outside shop.
00:31:22 Two boys skiing along road and past camera.
00:31:29 Woman looks through window of a closed shop.
00:31:40 Stationary train in snow, people getting on with ski’s. Woman gets off train.
00:32:17 Inside cable car woman swiping condensation from window.
00:32:29 View from inside cable car? Of houses, trees and snow.
00:33:00 Woman looks out over river. Camera pans across trees that stand on river bank. Camera pans up towards mountains. Clouds with sun shining through.
00:33:30 Lake, mountains and trees
00:33:47 CU of sign “PRESTITO DELLA RICOSTRVZIO”.
00:33:59 Street corner with sign “SCALA” people walking along street.
00:34:42 Camera pans across lake to snowy, tree lined park, with benches. Moves down into a CU of woman’s face, laughing and intimate.
00:34:54 Large, grand building (flats, apartments?)
00:35:10 Woman stood facing camera, lake and mountains in background. Camera pans up mountain-side. Shot framed either side by trees.
00:35:29 Smartly dressed man stood facing camera. In the background there is a lake with a boat passing behind man. Side of mountain.
00:35:39 Black background. White, embossed text reading “THE END”.
1950s Tour of the USA - New York - Shoe shine boy - US advertising hording Pepsi Cola Bottle & lid and Pepsi waterfall down side of building, smoking Camel Billboard - scenes from the top of the Empire State Building - Statue of Liberty and Circle Line Ferry - New York TV studio visit
00:35:50 Woman wearing a fur coat, in street, walks towards camera.
00:36:05 Smartly dressed man in street walks towards camera.
00:36:13 Woman in fur coat walks down wide steps, towards camera.
00:36:25 Woman looking at a poster advertising “PONNOCIO” , “TARZAN”, “FEMME LEOPARD”and “FRIEDMANN BACH” at the “APPOLO” (Cinema?) woman points to “PONNOCIO”.
00:36:42 Woman walks along jetty/wooden pier, birds on railings.
00:37:02 Bird on railing/fencing, sea in background. Good clip of bird flying out to sea, swooping, turning, playing, carefree.
00:37:35 CU of shop window selling various jars and tins.
00:37:52 House with sign reading “DYERS MASSON”.
00:38:01 Nicely framed shot of silhouette of woman looking out to sea. Solitary.
00:38:15 CU intimate shot of woman eating chocolates, reflected on window.
00:38:30 Woman sat in chair, CU of woman’s face, smiles at camera. Intimate, romantic, loving. Reads newspaper, keeps glancing at camera. Starts talking to person behind camera.
00:39:06 Longer shot of woman sat down, face lit up, surroundings dark.
00:39:40 Man in suit smoking cigarette. Half of face lit up half hidden.
00:39:38 Title screen cartoon CU on suitcase covered in travel stickers. “Our Visit abroad” written in cartoon script over cartoon holiday beach back-drop. (Same as previous).
00:39:46 NY street, young, black, shoe shine boy. CU of shoe shine boy, shining woman’s shoe. Looks towards camera.
00:40:06 Busy New York street, Larger Coca Cola advertising, Coca Cola logo.
00:40:12 Camera pans up the “VICTORIA” hotel.
00:40:26 Woman talks to man policeman in street.
00:40:39 Two women, a man and a boy talking. CU of boys face, chewing gum. Older boy joins him CU both stood together.
00:40:50 Woman stood in busy New York street. Talks to person behind camera. Second woman comes into shot.
00:41:00 Man looking directly at camera, chewing gum, smiling, half laughing.
00:41:05 Two men stood together, pointing at surroundings and discussing.
00:41:14 POV shot from driver of car. Driving along large bridge road (Brooklyn Bridge).
00:41:33 New York street CU of sign pointing towards “LINCOLIN TUNNEL”. Yellow cab drives past.
00:41:38 CU of “LINCOLIN TUNNEL” sign and “W 42 ST”.
00:41:41 CU page of writing reading; “Dear Perry Como, I hope this billboard will bring my message across to you. I am 18 years old a student at the University of Miami and have been a fan of yours for a long time. It is through your unknowing inspiration that I started writing music... I hope that you will give me a chance to meet you and maybe sing one of my numbers”
00:42:10 Large Pepsi Cola advert in shape of bottle lid, two Pepsi Cola bottles either side, on top of restaurant.
00:42:17 CU waterfall effect from underneath Pepsi Cola advert
00:42:37 Large Camel Cigarettes advertising billboard. Stating “I’d walk a mile for a Camel”. Billboard has smoke puffing from man in adverts mouth.
00:42:44 CU on man puffing smoke on Camel billboard.
00:42:50 American road signs; “ONE WAY”, “W52 BROADWAY”, “8TH AVE. SUBWAY”
00:42:55 Old woman sitting in a chair, looking at camera affectionately. CU of old woman laughing. Man comes from behind camera and hugs her.
00:43:07 Old woman sat on grass. Laughing. (Family, friendship, happiness)
00:43:22 Busy street “OBSERVATION TOWER” written on shop front.
00:43:27 Camera pans up the Empire State Building, New York.
00:43:37 View from top of Empire State Building, view of all New York City. Breathtaking, urban, modern, city sprawl.
00:44:12 Shop window “Copy Cats” window display, advertisement, selling, consumption, consumerism in New York. “Dynamite Sale” sign. Shopping.
00:44:24 Passengers boarding Statue of Liberty ferry. View of Statue of Liberty from water. New York, American patriotism, famous landmark. CU of Statue of Liberty.
00:44:55 Busy New York road, buses, cars, yellow cab/taxi.
00:45:07 Inside of New York bus, travel, public transport.
00:45:20 CU of poster on side of van for US Army. Patriotism.
00:46:06 Busy New York street, crowds of people, bustling, busy. View of “Sheritan Astoria”, well known hotel. Camera pans to street, “Cardinal” flashing, light, advertisement. CU of Cardinal ad “The centre of the world”. CU of “Howard Johnson’s Ice Cream”, flashing neon sign, new age of advertising, consumerism boom, modernity. Camera pans around busy New York street, vast amount of flashing light adverts and billboards. Advert for “Seven Wonders of the World”, “Cinerama” at the Warner theatre. Cinema, entertainment, Warner Bros, movies, film.
00:46:51 Busy New York street, two Coca Cola adverts, top right-hand corner and in background. Mass advertising. Camera pans across to “Howard”, shopping mall, clothes shop. Large food outlet “B/G A meal a minute”. Consumption, economy, modernity, mass consumerism.
1950s US airport GVS
00:47:09 POV shot of rows of stationary aeroplanes on runway. View from inside car of New York International airport. View from inside airport, 1950s decor. Runway, people boarding plane, low security, American flag on wing of plane. Camera pans along plane, good view of 1950’s aeroplane/air travel. “Airline of the stars” slogan on side of plane. Woman walking onto plane advertisements on steps “Fly National... Airline of the stars”. Advertising campaign, branding. Precarious shot of man sat on top of the plane’s wing.
00:48:13 POV shot from inside the plane of aeroplane taking off, runway speeding past window, wing in top right hand corner of frame. View of Cross Bay Boulevard from air, aerial view. City bridge, view of city. POV shot from inside plane of clouds in sky. View from inside plane woman drinking. Two women chatting inside plane, chatting, friendliness, companion, conversation. POV view from window plane lands on runway.
00:49:39 View of airport “WELCOME TO MIAIMI” . Outside of “SHORE CLUB HOTEL”. Murky view of inside 1950s hotel lobby. Two men sat table, sun chairs in background. Sun-worshiper, sunbathing. Man stands by swimming pool, teaching woman how to swim. Leisure activity. Boy dives in pool, CU of boy swimming, CU of man teaching front-crawl. Pans to larger swimming pool, diving boards, and people sat around swimming pool. Palm trees swaying a few clouds in sky. Tropical, holiday, warmth, sun, bright, relaxation.
00:52:38 Woman orders food from menu, pool-side. Waiter wearing white suit, sun parasols in background. Women sat at bar in 50s swimming costumes. CU of man on diving board, good diving technique. Splash into water.
00:55:43 CU of 50s sign with cartoon of flying pelican over “HIALEAH RACE COURSE” lettering. Race course, gambling, competitive, winning, losing. Centre of race course a little island with pelicans. Tropical bird, colourful, palm trees. Various clips of race course. Woman wearing sun dress, CU of leaflet “HIALEAH HIGHLIGHTS”.
00:55:43 POV inside of car, driving along sandy road, lined with palm trees. Bright, clear blue sky. CU of “MONKEY CARNAVAL, WHERE EVERY MONKEY IS A KID” sign, monkey cartoon top right-hand corner. Entertainment, animals. “TROPICAL HOBBY LAND, Indian Village” sign, passing cars, stationary 50s bus. “ALLIGATOR WRESTLING” sign, cartoon of man wrestling alligator. Classic 50’s car parked in front. “Tropical Hobby Land... this is the place you saw on tv!!” sign, tv advertising “featured on Coast to Coast” (Seminole Village, Miami). Views from inside Hobby Land, amusement park. Monkeys, CU of parrot, tropical bird. CU of cartoon image of man wrestling alligator, CU of cartoon monkey eating banana.
00:56:46 Tour of tropical gardens. Lush, green, palm trees. Sign “FIGUS PANDURADA EVE’S FIRST DRESS”. CU of fruit in tree. Group of tourists. Sign attached to tree “DYNAMITE TREE”, camera pans up large tree, leafs, branches, bark. Sign “KAPOK USED FOR STUFFING” camera pans up tree, no leafs, just branches, sinewy, tall. Mango plant with “MANGO” sign.
00:57:28 POV from insdie car, Miami 50s houses, cars parked in drive way, suburbia, family, home. Cars driving along palm tree lined road, tropical, sunny. Car park loads of classic 50s cars parked.
00:57:58 street, policeman walks past, CU of gun in holster. Law, authority, superior, dominating, rules.
Miami boat trip
00:58:11 CU of leaflet “SENIC BOAT CRUISE” . POV shot from boat over looking calm water. Summery, wispy clouds in sky. Flag blowing in the wind. Shot of back of captain driving/steering boat.
00:58:27 View from boat of 50s houses by the side of water each with private dock and jetty, gardens with palm trees and tropical plants. Luxury, holiday house, idyllic, aspiration, beautiful. CU of palm tree, palm leafs.
00:59:54 Inside boat, women and
- Miami boat trip - Queen Mary Cruise ship - ship leaves New York - Queen Mary arrives in UK
Early 1950s Family Holidays - sandcastles
Beach scenes 1950s
1960s UK Airport en route to Spain
INT cockpit of plane for landing in Italy
1960s Spain , Majorca - Miss Majorca Beauty Contest
- DATE:1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
- Keywords:holidays, Switzerland, paris, spain, new york, miami
- Master Title:SS07