11 May 2013

London in 1927

"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.

Music by Jonquil and Yann Tiersen."

Via a tweet from Robyn Bresnahan


Barbara Tose said...

Absolutely wonderful footage! How fantastic it would be if one could identify an ancestor in one of those scenes. It would be very interesting to see footage of the same areas in 2013. Thanks, John.

James said...

I think you should find that the name is Friese-Greene (though William, the father, was born plain William Green)