Title ID 3683Collection ID52
Title[Family pictures and New York at night]
Date1963; December 1961
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurFamily Home MovieNon-fictionTravel
KeywordsChildren Family Urban Areas
LocalWadhurst New York
RegionalEast Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom United States North and Central America
ProductionMrs Colgate
CameraMrs Colgate
ParticipantsCaroline Colgate; Robert (Bobbie) Colgate
FormatColour Silent
Duration4 min. 40 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Two films shot by Mrs Colgate. The first, made in Summer 1963 shows family scenes and son, Bobbie, learning to crawl. The second shows scenes of New York at night in 1961.


The first section of the film shows a group of women and children standing in a doorway and several shots of son Bobbie as a baby crawling on the floor and outside with his mother. The second film, shot a few years earlier in New York, shows dots of light from the streets and buildings below, filmed from the top of the Empire State Building at night. Further shots in Times Square show the neon lights and a scrolling news banner with snippets of headlines from the day: "US and Japan finally agree on talks... Portugal on base renewals... Egypt severs ties with Yemen...".