Thursday, 26 March 2009

The Open Road - A cinematic postcard of Britain in the 1920s

I've been introduced to this lovely collection of very short vintage films by my wonderful friend Ting-Jen (Thank you Ting-Jen!), I had to share with you.

"In 1924 Claude Friese-Greene embarked on an intrepid road trip from Land's End to John O'Groats and recorded his journey on film, using an experimental colour process."







You can see more here

9 comments:

Mary-Laure said...

How great that this ancient footage is available on YouTube.
The 1920's in my favorite era...

the asherette said...

thank you for bringing my attention to these. wonderful to see.

jesusAlmeida aka madonaperra said...

Thanks!!

my new flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/elbazardemadonaperra/

Ting-Jen said...

Glad you like these as much as I do! I was really excited to discover BFI's channel on YouTube. :-)

Lobster and swan said...

these are wonderful. thanks for sharng.

have a great week!

Sam said...

These are charming Michiko! I haven't looked at all of them - I'm saving them up!!

michiko said...

Thank you everyone for your comments, I am glad you enjoyed them :)

Gabbi said...

I love old video footage!

billie said...

Well, that's quite amazing... Strangely feels like some recent movie taking place in the 20's.
Made me think of D.H Lawrence's books.
I especially loved the beach footage.