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Hong Kong - airplanes, Margaret
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- Moving images
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[between 1935 and 1938] (Creation)
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1 film reel (3 min., 33 sec. ; 28.4m) : acetate, 18 fps, positive, b&w, silent ; 16 mm
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Item is an amateur film from Douglas Scott's time living in Hong Kong which captures expatriates as they take turns being passengers on a plane. Shots include the plane taking off from a field, onlookers talking, and people embarking and disembarking from the airplane. Shots were likely made at Kai Tak airport. Later shots include Margaret smiling for the camera with the family dog in her arms, a view of the water through the trees, and Margaret posing with her mother.
Moderate warping, burned frames, damaged frames, torn frames, torn perforations, crazing/crackling on surface of film, low contrast scenes.
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A digital copy of this item is available.
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Possibly shot at 16 fps. Some scenes in soft focus.
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