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

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

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

    Overview

    Description
    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.
    Duration
    00:19:08
    Date
    Event:  August 20, 1932 - July 29, 1933
    Locale
    London, England
    Atlantic Ocean
    New York, NY, United States
    Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Sandra Horn Elstein and Henry Elstein
    Contributor
    Camera Operator: Morris Horn
    Subject: Ruth Carlson Horn
    Biography
    Morris Horn, M.D. served in Europe in WW2 as a Captain in the Army Medical Corps and died while serving his country. Dr. Morris Horn married Ruth Carlson Horn in the Commodore Hotel in NYC in August 1932 by Rabbi Albert Martin. Ruth (1913 - 1999) was a noted patron of the arts and innovator in Bridgeport, Connecticut's arts community. She was the daughter of William Carlson, an automobile industrialist, and Frances Faust Carlson, a pianist.
    Ruth Carlson Horn (1913 - 1999) was a noted patron of the arts and innovator in Bridgeport, Connecticut's arts community. She was the daughter of William Carlson, an automobile industrialist, and Frances Faust Carlson, a pianist. She married Dr. Morris Horn in the Commodore Hotel in NYC in August 1932 by Rabbi Albert Martin.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Silent
    Genre/Form
    Amateur.
    B&W / Color
    Black & White
    Image Quality
    Good
    Time Code
    01:00:00:00 to 01:19:08:00
    Film Format
    • Master
    • Master 4231 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w
      Master 4231 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w
      Master 4231 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w
      Master 4231 Film: positive - 16 mm - b&w

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    You do not require further permission from the Museum to access this archival media.
    Copyright
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Conditions on Use
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum places no restrictions on use of this material. You do not require further permission from the Museum to reproduce or use this film footage.

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    Administrative Notes

    Film Provenance
    Henry Elstein donated original films to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in December 2016. The films document the European travels of the parents of his late wife, Sandra Horn Elstein.
    Note
    The Horns sailed to Europe on the M.V. Saturnia on August 20, 1932 and returned on the Georgic from Liverpool on July 29, 1933.
    Film Source
    Henry Elstein
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-21 08:00:38
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