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The British Pathé Archive: The British Pathé archive is a collection of over 90,000 clips from Pathé newsreels and cinemagazines, which were shown in British cinemas from 1910 until 1970. They were also shown in the US, under licence to Fox. Typically accompanied by jaunty music, and narrated by a man with an oft-parodied conservative RP accent, the archive covers many of the momentous events of the 20th Century. It also contains the trivial.
posted by HastyDave (10 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

 
Amazing collection.

Cortext, PB, and Jessamyn can probably sympathize.
posted by codacorolla at 4:38 PM on July 26, 2011




Wonderful!
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 6:53 PM on July 26, 2011


narrated by a man with an oft-parodied conservative RP accent
That would be Bob Danvers-Walker.
The blog is worth following too.
posted by unliteral at 8:08 PM on July 26, 2011


Oh great, another tab in my browser that will stay open forever.

(thanks!)
posted by not_on_display at 10:21 PM on July 26, 2011




The Dutch equivalent: the Polygoon archive with Dutch RP voice over by Philip Bloemendal. It went on to 1980.
Blondie in Arnhem, Frank Zappa, Bob Dylan in Rotterdam, Santana in Leiden
posted by joost de vries at 11:16 PM on July 26, 2011 [2 favorites]


Holy Muybridge, what a treasure trove. Thanks!
posted by blucevalo at 8:18 AM on July 27, 2011


Briank: Oops. I don't know how I managed to miss that.
(Hangs head in shame)
posted by HastyDave at 10:16 AM on July 27, 2011


Briank: Oops. I don't know how I managed to miss that.
(Hangs head in shame)

 --HastyDave

This falls well beyond the statute of limitations according to the MeFi FAQ, so there is no shame to your post: it is useful and interesting, and hasn't been posted on the site in almost 9 years. Hasty indeed.
posted by not_on_display at 11:34 AM on July 27, 2011


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