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Visiting England, 1947

Film | Digitized | Accession Number: 2014.524 | RG Number: RG-60.1525 | Film ID: 4105

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    Visiting England, 1947

    Overview

    Description
    Maurits Schaap visits England in 1947 to get supplies for his hatmaker shop. Forested area. Fence marked "The Vale." Schaap visits acquaintances - house and expansive flower garden. Busy city streets. Back at the house, people greet the camera and offer small garden tours. 04:27:37 Man in what appears to be military dress. City life. Crowd gathers around a man speaking in front of a banner that reads "The New Health Crusade." Sign for Aldgate East Station in London. Vendors sell various goods, including newspapers, in the busy streets of the city. Various buildings in London. Large cathedral, grounds and cemetery. Suburban area near "The Vale" as seen earlier. Two women and one man greet the camera. 04:34:44 London, busy streets in which goods are for sale. 04:35:18 Sign "Welcome Home Hymie." Home near the Vale. Back in London, large gathering at a park. People congregate with demonstration signs while a man gives a speech. Traveling in London. Along the Thames, small paddleboats, families, and swans. Leicester Square in London. 04:40:28 EXT Odeon Theatre, playing the movie "Jassy" (released in 1947). Other theatres: Empire Theatre, "Song of a Thin Man"; Warner Theatre, Humphrey Bogart leads in "The Two Mrs. Carrolls"; an unidentified theatre shows "Cobacabana"; Grand National Pictures, "The Turners of Prospect Road." Man sets up a ladder in front of Grand National Pictures, reaches and enters a window. Tourist scenes: Tower of London, an unknown cathedral, the "Shakespeare Hotel", the "Talbot Hotel" (possibly in Stourridge), and Bignell's Service Stations Ltd. in Highgate.

    04:51:45 In color, several people swim in a pool with a diving board. Market street, location unknown, where people gather to buy a variety of goods. Journey through London. Shipping yard where vehicles are loaded onto a ship using a large crane. Ferry looking out over the water. More sightseeing - buildings. 04:57:29 Public pool with swimmers diving and going down slides, some in slow motion.
    Duration
    00:36:40
    Date
    Event:  1947 May
    Locale
    London, England
    England
    Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Eli Schaap
    Contributor
    Camera Operator: Maurits Schaap
    Biography
    Maurits Schaap was in hiding in Axel near Zeeuws-Vlaanderen.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Amateur.
    B&W / Color
    Color
    Image Quality
    Good
    Time Code
    04:22:31:00 to 04:59:11:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 4105 Digital: ProRes 422 - color - HD
      Master 4105 Digital: ProRes 422 - color - HD
      Master 4105 Digital: ProRes 422 - color - HD
      Master 4105 Digital: ProRes 422 - color - HD

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    Eli Schaap
    Conditions on Use
    The Museum does not own the copyright for this material and does not have authority to authorize third party use. For permission, please contact the rights holder, Mr. Eli Schaap.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    Eli Schaap donated digital copies of a selection of his father's 8mm films to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2014. He had all of his father's films transferred to video at Brodsky & Treadway in 1998 and 1999, and donated video copies to the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive in Jerusalem in 2000.
    Note
    Videotape label: "England 1939, part 1 (4A); England 1939, part 2 (4B); England May 1947, part 1 (4C); England May 1947, part 2 (4D); England May 1947, Windsor Castle, Ma swimming (4E)"
    Copied From
    8mm b/w
    Film Source
    Eli Schaap
    File Number
    Legacy Database File: 5751
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:06:24
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