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The Artist’s Nightmare
|Date||26 September 1908||ID||3338|
An artist falls into an alcohol-induced sleep in this silent film comedy and has nightmarish dreams about garden statues coming to life.
[A ‘Capitol’ Newsreel by Clifford Spain I]
|Date||1919 - 1931||ID||1515|
This compilation contains films of local interest which were exhibited in a newsreel format at the Capitol Cinema in Walton-on-Thames by its manager Clifford Spain. The events captured on film are primarily community-driven ones, filmed to attract their participants to the subsequent cinema screenings.
This twenty minute silent film represents the surviving footage of the first film adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel 'Little Dorrit', a story of love, money and imprisonment in the Victorian era.
The SS Mango at Selsey
|Date||[ca. 1920s - early 1930s]||ID||8164|
This film appears to be a compilation of fragments and outtakes. Scenes include: men sitting on deckchairs on a beach; views of a stormy coastline at Bognor; boats at sea; a bi-plane landing; a man leaving a cricket pavilion; a series of intertitles documenting both a Scouting event and the SS Mango at Bognor but without the related footage.
This short excerpt from a Bognor Regis Film Society production features a woman on stage, being undressed by a man disguised as an old woman. The woman only realises the deception when all her clothing has been removed and she is nude. An intertitle reads: 'Horreur! Cette vieille est un vilain Monsieur! Sortez!!!' [Translated: Horror ! This is an ugly old man! Get Out!!!]. The film has been damaged so the visual quality is poor.
[Jim’s Cat; Cleaves]
A series of short clips show a kitten in a flower pot in the garden; a motorbike with sidecar is driven around a bend on a rural road while a man lies flat on top; a series of fast titles for a Goodwood event; an exterior view of Edward Cleaves' Chemist/ Photography shop in Bognor Regis; and a portrait of a man (Edward Cleaves?) smoking a cigar.
The Motor Cycling Club London Lugano Run [H.C.Reigate]
This two-part film shows the Motorcycling Club's London to Lugano car run in August 1927 filmed by H.G. Reigate in his Invicta car (YH 1305); accompanied by his travelling companion and navigator Mr M. Weinstein. The pair travel with a group of drivers in various cars on a journey through Europe.
[Seaside Views; North Foreland House; Camera Tricks; Ice Skating]
A compilation filmed by Enid Briggs in the late 1920s, including seaside scenes, sequences shot in North Foreland House gardens using stop frame and reverse action camera techniques, and ice skaters in Switzerland.
Friends and family of Ruth and Moses Nightingale are entertained by a brass band (the West Crawly Silver Band?) in the garden of the family's Crawley home 'Hazeldene'. The immediate family gathers again on Boxing Day, performing to the camera in march-pasts, exiting and re-entering the house. The footage was shot by at least two members of the family.
[Hazeldene Orchestra]. Golden Wedding Celebrations at 'Hazeldene'
|Date||16 June 1931; 23 April 1934||ID||2733|
This home movie records the 1934 golden wedding celebrations of notable Crawley residents Moses and Ruth Nightingale. Family and friends join them for commemorative photographs in their Sussex garden. Three years earlier the garden plays host to a performance by the Hazeldene Orchestra in celebration of Moses' 70th birthday and the Orchestra's 50th anniversary.
[Cars and Family Scenes]
This film contains dark scenes of competitors in the motorcar and motorcycle speed trials at Gatwick; family scenes filmed by Mr Williams in Rottingdean, showing a crowd gathered outside the film-maker's shop and on the beach with the children; plus a brief shot of the front of the town hall, and a young woman posing for the camera.
A Filmic Review No: 1
|Date||[1934 - 1935?]||ID||1114|
A compilation of amateur material which includes footage of some of London's famous landmarks, such as Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus, the floats being paraded at Birchington Carnival, Beaulieu Abbey, Cobham's Air Display, Margate's seafront in the height of summer, and Land's End.
This is a silent version of a black and white documentary film documenting the process of making wooden cart wheels, in detail, from tree to finished product.
A compilation of home movie material with intertitles capturing family holidays in England during the 1930s. Three summer holidays were filmed by Ernest Freelove, showing beach games and swimming, miniature trains, cycling and boat trips.
Camera Mag No. 1
Film by the Eltham Cine Society, recording a funfair on Woolwich Common in celebration of the Jubilee, gardens at Well Hall Pleasaunce, scenes showing every day uses of electricity, model boats on Blackheath pond, steam ships at King George V dock and scenes of the cine group themselves - making a film. Amateur Cine World, Specially Commended
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