Detail

Title ID 10740Collection ID572
Title[Peking. Coal Hill. Streets. Forbidden City. Palaces. Picnic]
Date1938 - 1939; [ca. early 1940s ?]
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fiction
ThemeTravel
KeywordsBuildings Bicycles Performing Arts
Location
LocalBeijing
NationalChina Asia
Credits
ProductionProfessor S.H. Hansford
CameraProfessor S.H. Hansford
FormatStandard 8mm Colour Silent
Duration00:15:08:00
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

Beginning at Coal Hill, this film features Beijing's Forbidden City, the Summer and Winter palaces as well as parks, processions, a drama school and a Chinese picnic.

Description

Beijing's architectural treasures feature in this film, starting with Coal Hill and the artificial hill at Jingshan. This is followed by various processions on Beijing's streets, where traffic includes rickshaws, bicycles and the occasional motorcar. There are also extensive views of the Forbidden City, followed by the Summer and Winter Palaces. At a drama school, children practice martial arts and dance routines. The film ends with a Chinese picnic.

Stills

[Peking. Coal Hill. Streets. Forbidden City. Palaces. Picnic] (1938-1939)