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Old Towns of Normandy
Description: Travelogue from 1938 of towns and historic sites along the French Normandy coast. Cathedrals and religious ceremonies in towns along the River Seine, such as Fecamp, Rouen, Les Andelys, and Lisieux.
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Clip #: AD-21-2
Length: 11:03
Year: 1938
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: Getty Images
Decade: 1930s
Filmmaker: Andre de la Varre
Region: Europe
Country: France
Original: 35mm
Keywords:
1930s, 1930s fashion, 1930s style, Europe, Europeans, travelogues, French, Normandy, beaches, marinas, marketplaces, statues, vistas, cities, city, villages, resorts, vacationing, oceans, coastlines, docks, gardens, tourists, cruise ships, ocean liners, steamships, bathing resorts, pre WWII, antique cars, monuments, Seine River, suspension bridges, gothic cathedral, gothic architecture, Haute-Normandie, half-timbered buildings, medieval castles, Calvados, religion, religious, cathedrals, churches, Catholicism, Christianity, cityscapes, agricultural, agriculture, bridges 02:00:11:14 Title card: "Andre de La Varre presents: 'Old Towns of Normandy.' Photography, script, narration by Andre de La Varre; Collaborator, Paul Devlin; Music Arranged & Played by Lew White; Recording by HE Reeves; Released by Compagnie Generale Transatlantique - French Line. Fecamp, France VS ocean & coastal vistas. PAN vista of shore to small port city (cityscape). VS EXT Benedictine Monastery. TD church spires to people posing for photographs in front of church. 02:01:54:00 Fecamp, France VS coastal vistas w/ cliffs, people walking along promenade near coast. France PAN WS crowds on beach w/ sharp cliffs to people standing near docked boats. VS religious ceremony blessing the sea. MS priest giving speech. WS people praying, holding crosses. WS crowd led by priest facing ocean. WS PAN farmland field. Herds of sheep grazing. Farmers w/ horse-drawn plows plowing fields. 02:04:18:10 Rouen, France WS woman looking at vista of city along River Seine. PAN WS city along River Seine. WS port along river. WS transporter bridge spanning River Seine at sunset. TD cables on transporter bridge pulling tram. View from inside tram of city buildings near river. Tram docking & passengers getting out. 02:05:25:29 Rouen, France VS small city street scenes w/ European architecture. TD Medieval House fa�ade. VS Gros Horloge astronomical clock. WS LS Rouen Cathedral. PAN Church towers & spires (tower of San Roman & Tour de Beurre), TD EXT of cathedral. WS LS tower of Rouen Cathedral amongst cityscape. VS fa�ade, towers & spires of Saint Ouen's Abbey (Saint Quen�s Abbey, St Quen's Abbey). LA equestrian statue of Napoleon. WS H�tel de Ville (City Hall). EXT & fa�ade Palais de Justice (Palace of Justice). 02:07:14:01 Rouen, France TU Tour Jeanne d'Arc (Tower of Jeanne of Arc). Street scenes w/ European architecture. VS Statue of Jeanne of Arc, people looking at statue. 02:08:14:14 Les Andelys, France PAN people looking at vista of River Seine. LA LS Ch�teau-Gaillard (medieval castle) on hill above bridge spanning River Seine. WS person rowing on rowboat. Lisieux, France WS people walking on city plaza. EXT & fa�ade Cathedral of Saint-Pierre. Fa�ade ancient pharmacy (pharmacie). INT pharmacy w/ pharmacist helping customer. Horse-drawn cart (horse-drawn carriages) on cobblestone streets. VS street scenes w/ European architecture. 02:09:55:09 Lisieux, France Woman buying food from street merchant. Basket of French baguettes. Fruit for sale. WS people looking at shop window (window shopping). CU PAN rows of handcrafted vases & pitchers (handicrafts). Curios & carvings, religious items on display for sale. Sign for Basilique de Sainte-Th�r�se. Fa�ade Basilique de Sainte-Th�r�se (Sainte-Th�r�se basilica). Title card: "The End" 02:11:14:01 OUT

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