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  • Southampton, A Tram Journey (1900)

    🎬An unnamed local filmmaker set up his camera on the top deck of a Southampton Tram. The result is a wonderful window on life in the last year of the Victorian age.

    Southampton 1900, A Tram Journey. Starting at North Gate, Bargate Arch. North along Above Bar Street. Finishing at The Clock Tower, Palmerston Park.
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  • Avengers On Location (1966)

    🎬British Pathé – Fabulous item shows the filming of several veteran car tag pieces for TV series 'The Avengers'. At Lord Montagu's Motor Museum we see the filming of the 'tag' pieces for episodes of The Avengers television series, where Diana Rigg and Patrick Macnee drive off in a vintage car - a different one each time. Several shots of the cast and crew in the grounds of Beaulieu; Patrick Macnee chats to Lord Montagu. Patrick and Diana get into a veteran car; Diana puts on a groovy kind of face/eye shield and they drive off; they stop and the director gives instructions to Diana; as they start off again funny business ensues as Diana puts her feet up, then jumps from the car, leaps back in, clutches her head and so on. Diana, in an evening outfit of a chiffon over harem pants, has her make-up touched up. Another sequence is shot with a different vintage car; when it doesn't start, Diana gets from the back seat into the front and prepares to drive while Patrick goes to the rear to push, and ends up with a blackened face from the exhaust. He gets in; Diana drives off. Commentator says the crew are trying to complete all these end sequences in one day's shooting. Diana, in a blue cat suit, chews gum while receiving direction. In this sequence, Diana and Patrick start to push the veteran car which zooms off without them as they chase after it. Note: according to a press release on file, this series was the first in Colour. More details in notes on the clothes worn and the filming of these tag pieces; Diana's costumes were designed by Alan Hughes; Patrick wore his own suits! Cuts exist - see separate record
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  • REFRESHMENT CARS AGAIN ON THE SOUTHERN (1946)

    🎬British Movietone - Southern Railway have converted Refreshment Cars into Snack Bars. Train pulls out of station. CU Refreshment Car on side of carriage. Interior - passenger at bar being served with whisky and sandwiches, also other passenger having drinks brought to them at their seats. Shots of people seated in carriage drinking.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
    725 Views
  • RIDE AN AIR-CUSHION (1962)

    🎬British Movietone - It's the Westland SRN2 again for the first public demonstration over the Solent. Mr Peter Lamb, Chief Test Pilot for Saunders Roe was at the controls, and it wasn't long before the latest "Hoverbus" was bidding up to 60 miles an hour. She can carry up to 66 passengers, and the verdict, a very comfortable ride, with no more than slight pitch and roll. A number of American Naval experts were on this trip. So was the hovercraft's designer.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
    621 Views
  • SCHOOLBOYS OPEN DAY AT LONGMOOR (1958)

    🎬British Movietone - We went down to the Army Railway Centre in Hampshire. And so did over 130 schoolboys. It was an open invitation from the Royal Engineers. "Come and see how we run a railway" - they said. And "just watch how we do it" said the kids.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
    675 Views
  • STEAM HAPPENING (1974)

    🎬British Movietone - A steam rally at the Motor Museum, Beaulieu - LV helter skelter pan to traction engine. CU wheel of engine pan up angle shot wheel. CU ditto camera tilts. LV small TE in front of large full size TE. TV small engine 'Dianne' letting off steam. SCU workings of Dianne. SV steam engine supplying steam for steam organ pan to organ. SV steam organ. LV shot through wheel of TE of organ. SV men working on small engine named 'Young Winston'. CU Young Wingston sign on engine. SCU man stoking it's engine. CU engine. SV large T engine. CU wheel. SV cab of T engine. SCU flywheel & pistons in motion. SV small engine 'Little Demon' backing to couple up with trailer. CU coupling procedure. SV QM 6 small engines coming down road. SV over shoulder of driver as he drives small engine (QM). CU small engine moving along.

    British Movietone News ran in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1986.
    748 Views

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