In case anyone is interested on looking at old newsreel clippings I
am attaching this e-mail from British Pathe.
British Pathe was first registered in the UK as "Pathe-Freres" at
Pancras Lane in the City
of London on 20th February 1902; so today is our 101st birthday!
It was perhaps one of the first companies established anywhere in the
world whose prime
objective was the exploitation of the moving image.
Many of our users have shown an interest in the history of newsreels
beyond British Pathe,
so I am delighted to report that the British Universities Film and
Video Council (BUFVC)
have just opened up their Newsreel Database to people outside the
The database, at www.bufvc.ac.uk/newsreels, contains text records of
most newsreel and
cinemagazine stories published in the United Kingdom between 1910 and
1979. It also
contains a wealth of "ephemeral" material, including original typed
sheets (cameramens' notes) and commentaries. For a small number of
event related stories
there is also a selection of original printed programmes.
It should be noted, however, that the only collection within the
database that allows free
access to video copies of items is British Pathe, and the BUFVC have
developed a system
that links their records to the same items on our web site.
More specifically Pathe cataloguer Jenny Hammerton has written a book
entitled "For Ladies
Only" about the history of Eve's Film Review, the company's
cinemagazine made especially
for women in the 1920s and early 1930s. A more detailed synopsis and
contact details are
available at the following address;
All the Best
British Pathe Limited