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Desmond Egan Collection:Birds and Beasts

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Category:
Amateur, Irish Culture
Producer:
Desmond Egan
Duration:
14mins 30secs
Year:

1940s
Language:
Silent
Technical:
4:3, 16mm, Colour

Shot in 1946, this Amateur film taken at Dublin Zoo is a wonderful nostalgic window into a family day out.From scenes of people sitting on the grass enjoying the zoological gardens to shots of various animals, from elephants, Lions and Chimpanzees to budgerigars, pheasants and elegant peacocks. Shot with 16mm Kodachrome film, Desmond Egan was one of the first in Ireland to shoot in colour.

Desmond Egan was a skilled amateur filmmaker with a keen eye for detail. A wine merchant by trade, he lived with his wife and 4 daughters in Glenageary Co. Dublin. His films were shot between the 1937 and 1943. To see more from the Desmond Egan collection click here

With kind permission of Shirley Cullen.

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