Detail

Title ID 7084Collection ID960
Title[Visit to Peking; The Forbidden City]
Date[ca. 1929]
CollectionSimpson Family
Genre/TypeAmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeFamily Life Urban Life
KeywordsBuildings Central Government Communities Cultural Heritage Ethnic Groups Outings
Location
LocalBeijing Shanghai (?)
NationalChina Asia
Credits
ProductionWilliam G. Simpson Charlotte L. Simpson
CameraWilliam G. Simpson; Charlotte L. Simpson
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration00:01:48:23
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

This black and white family film provides views of the Forbidden City, Beijing and the surrounding buildings. The second film opens with views from a balcony overlooking a courtyard, and shots of the Simpson family car surrounded by a group of local men within a ring of rickshaws.

Description

This short film opens with a brief view of a couple aboard a train, followed by extended views and panoramas of the Forbidden City, Beijing with exterior views of the Inner and Outer Courts within the Hall of Supreme Harmony.

The next section provides high angle shots taken from a balcony, of the family car surrounded by a group of local men within a ring of rickshaws (?).

In the next scene, Mrs Simpson stands at a window looking out (possibly at their apartment in Shanghai?).

Stills

a still from [Visit to Peking; The Forbidden City] (ca.1929)