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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

London 1927, In colour

London in 1927 from Tim Sparke on Vimeo.


A video for a change, and no one of mine, but one that rates 11 on the must see scale, for any lover of London.

Incredible colour footage of 1920s London shot by an early British pioneer of film named Claude Frisse-Greene, who made a series of travelogues using the colour process his father William - a noted cinematographer - was experimenting with. It's like a beautifully dusty old postcard you'd find in a junk store, but moving.

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 3

Comments on "London 1927, In colour"

 

Anonymous CornishCockney said ... (11:25) : 

Oh my word, how fantastic is that!!!
I remember when all the white stonework was as black as in the shot of Nelsons Column! And how poignant, the people stopping to pay respects at the Cenotaph to the dead of a war still fresh in their memory!
But my favourite part was seeing the clean streets, with lack of street markings, railings, and traffic lights! Oh to be able to have just a Bobby directing the traffic now!
Thank you for posting that Ham. A brilliant find of a time and place my grandparents would have recognised.

 

Blogger Helen said ... (12:39) : 

But a lot of traffic. London was full of traffic in the twenties and long before.

 

Blogger HOA Mgr Lady said ... (00:50) : 

Looks like a Movie set on a Hollywood back lot! Great video. Thanks for sharing

 

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