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Restored: The first film shot in colour

Film archivists from the Science Museum in London have revived the earliest known film segments to be shot in colour. The obscure film segments were long considered failed prototypes, blurry flickers of color seen by no more than a handful of people before being consigned to an archive. But the National

Rare colour footage of London Blitz found

Previously unseen colour footage of London during the Blitz has been found in an attic in England. The amateur footage includes images of bombed-out landmarks such as the John Lewis department store on Oxford Street. Sir Winston Churchill also makes a brief appearance in the footage as he reviews

Footage of the world’s first cellphone…from 1922

Film archvists in Britain have released footage which shows the world's first cellphone being used in 1922. The silent black and white film displays two women walking along an American street carrying a bulky flip-top phone. They then attach a wire from the device onto a fire hydrant before

How the Library of Congress preserves film

Creative COW has posted a fascinating article on how the Library of Congress is working to preserve film for thousands of years into the future. But copying old films to new stocks is not as simple as it sounds. There are many factors that can impact your ability to be

Alice in Wonderland film from 1903

The British Film Institute has posted on YouTube a wonderful film adaptation of Alice in Wonderland from 1903. The first-ever film version of Lewis Carroll's tale has recently been restored by the BFI National Archive from severely damaged materials. Made just 37 years after Lewis Carroll wrote his novel

Warner Bros. blooper reel from 1936

I thought this was a charming video. It is a Warner Bros. blooper reel from 1936 and feature such screen greats as Humphrey Bogart, Joe E. Brown, James Cagney, Bette Davis, Kay Francis, Leslie Howard, Paul Lukas, Barton MacLane, Fredric March, Paul Muni, Pat O'Brien, Claude Rains, Edward G.

Colour 3D film of Queen Elizbeth’s Coronation to be broadcast

The 50-year-old footage is thought to be the first in the world to be filmed in colour 3D. It was found by the son of Arthur Wooster who was one of the two cameramen behind the pioneering film who went on to work on nine James Bond films. Mr Wooster, 80, and

Colour film of London, England in 1927

Check out this 10 minutes of footage showing glimpses of life in London in 1927. London is the last stop in an epic trip across Britain filmed in remarkable early colour. London was the final stop in a marathon journey around Britain filmed as a series of cinema travelogues. Pioneering filmmaker Claude

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