Was your British relative in a newsreel?
- Or would you just like to know a little more about Britain between 1910
and 1979? I received this from British Pathe and thought it might help
some researchers put a context to the names they have collected:
> British Pathe was first registered in the UK as Pathe-Freres athttp://www.afhs.ab.ca
> 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 academic community.
> 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 shotlists, dope sheets
> (cameramen's notes) and commentaries. For a small number of event
> related stories there is also a selection of original printed
> 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 Eves Film Review, the
> companys 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
> Peter Fydler
> British Pathe Limited