Scenes at the East End Annual Picnic, New Plymouth

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A fine example of the local topical films produced by Brandon Haughton, for Garnet Saunders for the Empire Theatre in New Plymouth. 

"Most of these films have survived and each indicates Haughton's considerable skill and eye for a scene, with cleverly structured films edited to tell a story with the minimum of intertitles." (p.137)

"The film, which shows events at a seaside picnic in New Plymouth in January 1912, delighted local cinema audiences. A local newspaper reported: "As scene after scene was unfolded... parents joyfully recognised their own particular 'Jimmys' and 'Nellies' and some groups of merry makers gave vent to their feelings in little suppressed exclamations of satisfaction." (p.138)

Catalogue Reference F2655

Year 1912


Cameraman: Brandon Haughton; Production Co: Garnet Saunders for Empire Theatre Film Company

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