Detail

Title ID 8403Collection ID1189
TitlePetticoat Lane Market
Date[1903?]
CollectionEarly Films
Genre/TypeProfessionalNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeEarly film in the South East Urban Life
KeywordsChildren Shopping Ships Workers Everyday Life Urban Areas Clothing
Location
RegionalGreater London
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionCecil Hepworth
DirectorCecil Hepworth
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration00:38:45:20
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

Sellers and customers at Pettticoat Lane Market are captivated by Cecil Hepworth's camera.

Description

Boys and men crowd a busy commercial street. Only their heads are seen, as the camera pans across. Nearly all stare at the camera. The market stalls are visible behind. A market seller speaks animatedly but everyone is staring at the camera. A woman sells trousers from a stall. The camera pans across further men staring at the camera to another female market seller taking money from a customer.

Related resources

Books

Hepworth, Cecil. Came the Dawn: Memories of a Film Pioneer n.p. London: Phoenix House

Date: 1951 Autobiography by Cecil Hepworth.

Barnes, John. The Beginnings of the Cinema in England 1894-1901. Five Volumes, n.p. University of Exeter Press

Date: 1996-1998 All five volumes of John Barnes’s archaeological study of early cinema charts its development between 1894 and 1901. Barnes founded the Barnes Museum of Cinematography with his brother William in the 1960s. The collection provided primary material for Barnes’s study of early cinema.

Low, Rachael. The History of the British Film 1906-1914. n.p. London: Allen and Unwin

Date: 1973 Volumes 1-4 contain material on Hepworth and his films.

Gifford, Denis. “Fitz: The Old Man of the Screen.” in Charles Barr (ed.) All Our Yesterdays

Date: 1986

Films

BFI National Archive, British Film Institute, London

Holds copies of many Hepworth films.

Further Information on File at Screen Archive South East

BFI National Archive, copy kept on file SASE 950000

Websites

BFI Screenonline: Cecil Hepworth

BFI resource providing biographical overview and film synopses.
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/450004/

BFI Screenonline: Lewin Fitzhamon

BFI resource providing biographical overview and film synopses.
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/470033/

BFI Screenonline: Percy Stow

BFI resource providing biographical overview and film synopses.
http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/450076/

Who’s Who of Victorian Cinema: Cecil Hepworth

Provides biographical overview and further reading.
http://www.victorian-cinema.net/hepworth.htm

Hepworth Films

Website dedicated to the life and work of Cecil Hepworth, includes information on his ‘film stars’, such as Alma Taylor and Chrissie White.
http://www.hepworthfilm.org/menu.htm