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Frame scan from Europe I via the Pacific Film Archive.


  • b18380614 (Source: UC Berkeley Library Web Catalog)

Date produced: 1928


Alexander Black




1 reel (336 ft)





Sound Notes:



Pacific Film Archive list of titled amateur films


"Travelogue with intertitles of Alexander Black's trip to Europe in 1928. It includes footage of air and sea travel, a phantom ride in a gondola, and footage of Black himself feeding pigeons in Venice, Italy." UC Berkeley Library.


The film is discussed in the brochure "Alexander Black: Cinema Pioneer" from the Pacific Film Archive, Nov. 22, 2009.

This film was preserved and is held by the Pacific Film Archive.


  • Genoa, Italy (Filming)
  • Venice, Italy (Filming)
  • Paris, France (Filming)





Alexander Black Collection, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


  • Screened on the program "Alexander Black: Cinema Pioneer" at the Pacific Film Archive on Nov. 22, 2009: Berkeley, CA

Viewing Notes:

"Intertitles: And so I sailed on the Lapland -- You may see that I am on my way -- Out of my port hole -- Ship's work -- The boat drill -- Captain Harvey and the purser -- The Captain looks at the sun -- And tries to let one of the kids see it -- In this bus I flew to Paris -- One of the airplane engines at work -- Faint glimpses of the earth -- The edge of the Channel -- The Opera House, Paris -- The "Eternal light" under the Arch of Triumph -- One of the towers of Fontainbleau Palace -- In the old town -- When I walked over the Alps 50 years ago I cam to an old Italian tower inn -- You see why I had to go downstairs to bed -- Old houses in the town of the tall tower Domodossola -- Monumnet here to an italian flier who fell out of the sky -- Beautiful Maggiore -- Isola Bella is now pretty much a Coney Island -- On Lake Lugano -- On the lake shore -- And so to the Grand Canal of Venice -- The church across the way -- By-ways -- A Grand Canal taxi -- On the way to St. Marks -- Entering St. Marks Square -- St. Marks from the Grand Canal -- In the great square before St. Marks -- I feed the pigeons -- This should have been one of my grandchildren -- The house in Genoa where Columbus was born -- The city of the Columbus house -- From my window in Nice." Via UC Berkeley Library.