Detail

Title ID 8421Collection ID1190
TitleThe Bill Poster; or, Shop
Date[1899?]
CollectionEarly Films
Genre/TypeProfessionalNon-fiction
ThemeEarly film in the South East Urban Life
KeywordsChildren Shops Play
Location
RegionalBrighton and Hove
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionCharles Goodwin Norton
DirectorCharles Goodwin Norton
FormatBlack & White Silent
Duration00:01:11:03
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

Advertising animated photographs in a shop window results in a fight in this sketch by Charles Goodwin Norton of the late 1890s.

Description

A young boy spreads paste over a shop window in order to attach a poster that reads "Animated photographs by Goodwin Norton". The owner catches the boy defacing his property and the two wrestle outside the shop.

Related resources

Books

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

Date: 1996-1998 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 1896-1906 n.p. George Allen & Unwin

Date: 1949

Collections

The Barnes Collection

Location: Hove Museum and Art Gallery Twins John and William Barnes founded the Barnes Museum of Cinematography in the 1960s. After the closure, the early part of the collection moved to Hove. The collection includes cameras, projectors and material relating to the Brighton School of film pioneers.
http://brightonmuseums.org.uk/discover/2015/02/26/the-barnes-brothers-collection/

Films

Location: BFI National Archive, British Film Institute, London Holds films made by Goodwin Norton.

Further Information on File at Screen Archive South East

BFI National Archive, copies kept on file SASE 950000.

Websites

Who’s Who of Victorian Cinema: Charles Goodwin Norton

Biographical overview and further reading.
http://www.victorian-cinema.net/norton.htm