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Touring the sights in London; returning to New York on Georgic

Film | RG Number: RG-60.0139 | Film ID: 4231

Title card: “LONDON: Picadilly Circus – Trafalgar Square – Horse Guards - Cenotaph.” Visiting London. Piccadilly Circus. Street scenes of a policeman directing traffic. Double decker buses. Trafalgar Square. Street scenes. Horse guards. The Cenotaph.

Title card: “Westminister Abbey – Big Ben – Parliament.” Big Ben with external scaffolding around it. Westminster Abbey. Parliament building from across the Thames. Street scenes in London. Horse-drawn cabs. Group of people, including policemen, crossing the street, then pans to a CU of Ruth Carlson Horn. Street scenes of double decker buses. A policeman directing traffic, parade. A large float goes by with starlets sitting atop and names written on the side – “Violet Loraine, Tom Walls, Belle Christall, Gordon Baker, Jessie Matthews, Sonny Half, Evelyn Lane, Ralph Lynn” advertising film talkies. More floats follow with advertisements, for Marmite, Chocolate Milk, boot polish, Pickfords, Wantney Ales. Three guards wearing bearskin hats walk through an archway.

Title card: “Tower Bridge – Changing of the Guard – Buckingham Palace.” Tower Bridge. Street scenes. A group of mounted guards process down the street. Buckingham Palace. A large crowd of people at the fence outside Buckingham Palace. The gates open for the changing of the guard. Changing of the guard procession.

Title card: “Oxford – Shakespeare Country – Warwick – Kenilworth.” Touring Oxford. Street scene with cars and bicycles. Tudor-style buildings and pedestrians. Faraway shot of ruins, either a castle or an abbey. More Tudor-style buildings with lots of people and cars in front. A sign reads “Queen and Castle Motel.” Great Gatehouse. A fountain. More ruins, likely of the Great Gatehouse or Bristol Castle.

Title card: “Aboard the Georgic – Passing the Brittanic.” The horizon line taken from a ship. Another ship, the Brittanic, passing by and moving further away. Ruth leaning against the ship’s railing (they departed from Liverpool on the Georgic on July 29, 1933, arriving August 7, 1938 to NY), making faces at the camera. Waves. She looks down over the railing, more waves breaking in the ship’s wake. Morris smiles at the camera. Very faint outline of land with the Statue of Liberty on the horizon. Slightly clearer shot of the Statue of Liberty.

Title card reads: “Welcome Home – August 20, 1933.” Group of well-dressed men and women outdoors. A welcome party with well-dressed people. Ruth enters the frame and smiles. People are milling about, chatting, and drinking. Some swim in the ocean. Ruth on the shoreline, near a table. Morris carries a tray from the table. 01:18:17 The women sit on the lawn, eating ice cream bars. A man sunbathes in a lawn chair. Some frames are obstructed by the cameraman’s thumb. Sunbathing, the house.

Event:  August 20, 1932 - July 29, 1933
London, England
Atlantic Ocean
New York, NY, United States
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Sandra Horn Elstein and Henry Elstein
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:16:26
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