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  • Mary Arthur
    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 ...
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 28, 2003
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      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” 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 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
      > 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;
      >
      > http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/~s-herbert/for_ladies.htm
      >
      > All the Best
      > Peter Fydler
      > British Pathe Limited
      > http://www.britishpathe.com/index.cfm

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