Color Video of London in 1927

 Posted by on 21 May 2013 at 2:00 pm  Film, History
May 212013

London in 1927… in color!

The video description says:

Incredible colour footage of 1920s London shot by an early British pioneer of film named Claude Frisse-Greene, who made a series of travelogues using the colour process his father William – a noted cinematographer – was experimenting with. It’s like a beautifully dusty old postcard you’d find in a junk store, but moving.

Music by Jonquil and Yann Tiersen.

I love early color photographs and videos. The past seems so much more real in color.

  • Tjitze de Boer

    “More than one American has offered to buy that tower and erect it on palm beach as a bungalow!”

    Oh you adorable silly Americans. XD

  • Patrick Black

    Wait, you mean Calvin’s dad (Calvin and Hobbes) lied when he said the world used to be black and white until sometime in the 30′s? I’m so disillusioned!

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