Shows the entertainment scene in London, with comments from tourists and from personalities such as Elaine Stritch, Colin Davis, Peter Hall, Michael Blakemore and John Tooley.
Year of Production: 1973
Color or Black and White?: Colour
Running Time: 10 mins 5 secs
Shot List U572
00:00:00:00-00:05:00:00 title 'London Showtime' vs of American tourists being interviewed after seeing a show in London cu interview with Elaine Stritch in the back of a black cab / taxi pov from black cab going through London / Piccadilly ws interview with Colin Davis the conductor in a theater theatre ms of group of American tourists. Woman says that she loves the English sense of humour ms of Elaine Stritch being interviewed in taxi mcu of Colin Davis being interviewed talking about why Britain attracts Americans ws of young people in hippy clothes walking around Piccadilly mcu of Elaine Stritch being interviewed in the back of a taxi saying why she loves living in England vs povs of London from a taxi vs on inside a
restaurant inc a chef carving a turkey a waiter bringing a tray of drinks to a middle aged couple. Waiters serve pie to business men and barman serves drinks cu of American tourist (woman) speaking about a medieval feast vs of the Tower of London with tourists milling around montage of American tourists Colin Davis and Elaine Stritch explaining why England attracts American tourists eg the historical buildings theater politeness of the people etc cu of Colin Davis speaking about the orchestras montage of stills of musicians playing and programmes of events vs of the Albert memorial with the Albert Hall in the bg vs of people queuing and going into the Albert Hall ws of people in the foyer of Covent Garden (women in maxi
dresses 70s fashion) mcu interview with John Toley vs of the interior of Covent Garden cu of hand flicking through programme
00:05:00:00-00:10:00:00 ms interview with John Tooly about ballet and opera in London montage showing stage hands preparing lights man and woman ballet dancer rehearse women making costumes set painters man (ballet dancer) combing his hair Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn closing her dressing room door montage of interviews with American tourists about going to plays ms interview with Elaine Stritch in back of black cab pov of London streets from taxi mw of Peter Hall standing outside the National Theatre which is under construction vs of Michael Blakemore wandering around the Old Vic (theater) vs of lights being tested cu of poster for 'Long Days Journey Into Night' and 'The Front Page' montage of interviews with American tourists (one man has a funny (moustache) about theater in London vs of the neon signs outside theaters at night vs of interviews with American tourists coming out of 'Godspell'