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1920s CLOTHING

Filmmaker: Lance House This film of a garden walk shows a man in a three-piece suit, with his hair in a fashionable side parting. The woman wears a calf-length woollen…

SWIMWEAR AND SEASIDE CLOTHING

…embellished with three daisies. SWIMWEAR 1930S Title: Local News Film Date: (1936-1937?) Filmmaker: Bognor Regis Film Society This film is part of a local newsreel depicting events in and around…

BFI – Unlocking Film Heritage

  The Unlocking Film Heritage Digitisation Fund was launched in 2013 as part of the British Film Institute (BFI) forward plan for 2013-17 Film Forever. The goal of the programme…

1930s FORMAL WEAR

Title: [J. Klingenberg’s Wedding 2] Date: (ca.1937) Filmmaker: Joseph Emberton Older people often wore clothing styles from their younger days, as is seen in this film still showing wedding guests….

FANCY DRESS

…ACTIVITIES Title: Local News Film Date: (1936-1937?) Filmmaker: Bognor Regis Film Society This film shows a fancy dress game of ‘living bridge’ where women and young girls wear cotton day…

FETES AND FESTIVALS

VILLAGE FETES Title: [Garden Fete at Broughton House] Date: (1926) Filmmaker: Not known The village fete crowd scene at Broughton House depicts smartly dressed men, women and children. The film

SUMMER SPORTS

the previous decade but was an enduring trend that enabled movement. TENNIS Title: Rustington Lido Date: (1937) Filmmaker: A McCallum production Tennis was a popular sport for the middle-classes and…

Activities – What we do

…CINECITY – the Brighton Film Festival. It is devoted to exploring contemporary and historical film culture and it is supported by the Arts Council England, the British Film Institute, Brighton…

EQUESTRIAN SPORTS

(Film ID: 883.19). FOX HUNTING Title: [Goodwood Hunt] Date: [1929?] Filmmaker: Ralph Staley In this film clip both men and women can be seen taking part in the hunt and…

Kent on Film Volume Two – Rural Life

Featuring rare moving images of Kent from the 1930s, Volume Two in our DVD series, ‘Kent on Film’, presents remarkable archive film sequences showing rural Kent from the collections held…

CIVIC UNIFORMS

Pathé Film Id: 659.19). The firemen in the film shown here filmed in Worthing in 1938/9 wear brass helmets. This style was called a Merryweather and was in use from…

Related Resources

West Film & Television Archive Wessex Film and Sound Archive Yorkshire Film Archive Film Archive Resources Films from the Home Front – a website featuring films of life on the…

HEALTH AND FITNESS

period. EXERCISE CLASSES Title: Rustington Lido Date: (1937) Filmmaker: A McCallum production This film shows men and women participating in a calisthenics class. Exercise lent itself to a relaxation of…

The Region on Film – DVD

…Disc Two This disc presents a selection of uncut films, giving you a sense of how these films were first seen. The five films are: Local Scenes and Family Pictures…

Film Archives UK

Film Archives UK (FAUK) brings together archives, archivists, associate organisations and individuals who are interested in and committed to the work and development of the UK’s public sector film archives….

1930s WOMEN’S WEAR

…cycling. In 1939 high fashion magazine Vogue featured trousers as acceptable day wear for women for the first time. DANCING Title: [Fashion Show and Seaside Scenes] Date: (1930s) Filmmaker: John…

SASE at the University of Brighton

…many histories and subject areas of relevance to the University’s academic work: the study of the magic lantern, film & television, the history of Britain in the 20th Century, the…

West Sussex on Film – VHS

contains 60 minutes of archive film clips, covering the period 1907- 1957. Film extracts include scenes of Edwardian Bognor Regis by pioneer filmmaker Cecil Hepworth in 1907; a romantic drama…

Film Hub South East

knowledge of specialised and British Independent film in the South East. From 2013 – to December 2017 FHSE covered the South East region (Berkshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight,…

WORKERS CLOTHING

WORK MEN Title: People and Places Date: [1930s) Filmmaker: Lance House This film show men working at Ramsgate Harbour in the 1930s. The workmen on the boats wear cotton shirts,…

CABERET AND DANCE

…the Shimmy to Britain in the war years. BALLROOM DANCING Title: Magical Margate Date: (ca.1925) Filmmaker: Community Production This clip is taken from a promotional film of Margate from the…

JAVA

Title: Java Tour. Christmas 1929 Date: (1929) Filmmaker: Dr. Catherine Violet Burne & Dr. Thomas Burne The film shows a fusion of Western and traditional Indonesian clothing design. The Javanese…

OTHER UNIFORMS

1930s]) Filmmaker: Bognor Regis Film Society The film shows lifeguards performing a drill on the beach. They wear one-piece bathing suits with a scooped front. They are emblazoned with an…

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…the films and discovering the kinds of items held here. Cine Club Film-making Commemoration Early Film in the South East Family Life Fashion Leisure Public Services Rural Life Seaside Transport…

CINECITY – The Brighton Film Festival

programme of film and moving image events, screenings and exhibitions and presents the annual CINECITY Brighton Film Festival, the region’s major celebration of film.CINECITY’s patrons include Nick Cave, Paddy Considine,…

ABOUT SCREEN SEARCH FASHION

you through the Screen Archive South East collections, using stills and clips from the archive. Here you can discover more about the different types of clothing worn in the films,…

Kent on Film Volume One

the British Film Institute for making the production of this DVD possible. Copyright: Kent Archives Service, Screen Archive South East and the rights holders, 2006 The DVD is available at…

The Collection

Family Cyril Hayworth pt1 Cyril Hayworth pt2 David R. Durant Films Dickins Family Ding Dong Films pt 1 Ding Dong Films pt 2 Ding Dong Films pt 3 Dudkin Family…

Sussex on Film

and work of the people of the South East from late Victorian times to the present day, all through the camera lenses of local filmmakers. Their cameras captured the spirit…

TEAM SPORTS

methods meant that cheaper, mass-produced clothing became available at affordable prices (The Argus, 23 February 1937, p.5). FOOTBALL Title: Local News Film Date: (1936-1937) Filmmaker: Bognor Regis Film Society In…

Portrait of the Collection

also extends across the globe through holidays and travels captured by filmmakers from the region. Key themes in the collection include early film-making in the region, family life, the seaside…

Carousel Projects

films, which were screened at Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts alongside their early film counterparts. The films then went on tour in the Modern Marvels Travelling Film Booth. They were…

1930s CHILDREN’S WEAR

…open-collared shirt and separate khaki-coloured linen shorts. MATCHING DRESSES Title: Joce and Gill at Home Date: [1936-1940] Filmmaker: Joseph Emberton Jocelyn and Gillian Emberton are filmed riding on ponies on…

JAPAN

MAN Title: [Japanese Scenery II] Date: (1937-1939) Filmmaker: Tor H. Wistrand This film provides an insight into the rich colours of Japanese men’s clothing. His coat is red, green and…

MILITARY STYLE UNIFORMS

National Maritime Museum (Item No. PAF4197). ARMY DRESS UNIFORM Title: [Cochrane Wedding] Date: 1937 Filmmaker: Lance House This film shows the groom, Rupert Cochrane, wearing an army officer’s dress uniform…

Southern Steam Volume 1 1897-1967

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the steam locomotive, West Sussex Record Office in conjunction with Screen Archive South East (formerly South East Film & Video Film Archive) produced its…

EUScreen Project

Albany Cine Club and Woking Film Makers; films relating to the lives of British businessmen Austin Reed and Ken Wood; amateur documentary filmmaker Beryl Armstrong and her son Richard; films…

SASE Partnerships

…UK, the Magic Lantern Society and the British Film Institute’s Film Audience Network (FAN). It also makes significant films from its collection available via three online platforms: the BFI Player…

LEISURE WEAR

Title: Rustington Lido Date: (1937) Filmmaker: ‘A McCallum production’ The scene in the above clip shows a group of young people lounging at the side of an outdoor swimming pool,…

1930s MENSWEAR

…gentleman’s tailors and in the twentieth century it expanded into a nationwide chain. SOCK SUSPENDERS Title: [Garden scenes; Wedding pictures; Seaside; Toddler] Date: (1930s) Filmmaker: Not known The man in…

NATIONAL DRESS

…important role in creating a romanticised national stereotype in terms of race, gender, class and character. SCOTTISH NATIONAL DRESS Title: [Garden Fete at Broughton House] Date: (1926) Filmmaker: Not known…

1920s CHILDREN’S WEAR

…like smaller versions of their parents, they were dressed as children. GIRLS Title: [Summer Seaside Holiday And Family Scenes] Date: (1929) Filmmaker: Dr. Catherine Violet Burne & Dr. Thomas Burne…

The Marsh on Screen

techniques. To register – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-marsh-on-screen-launching-the-fifth-continent-film-project-tickets-45233173640 Archive film content digitised with support from the British Film Institute’s Digitisation Fund. The Fifth Continent Scheme funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.    …

Surrey on Film – DVD

Surrey on Film is a fascinating compilation video, available on VHS and DVD, which draws on films from the Screen Archive South East collection. It was jointly produced in partnership…

INDIA

WESTERN DRESS IN INDIA Title: [Travels to India and Egypt] Date: (1933-1935) Filmmaker: Flavell Family The Western guests at a wedding in India (seen in the above film still) are…

NORTH AFRICA

…Trip to Africa] Date: (ca.1935) Filmmaker: Joseph Emberton This film still shows a female tourist posing next to Moroccan men in 1935. Two of the men wear light-coloured loose robes…

DOMESTIC SERVICE UNIFORMS

Bathing Beauties Date: (1929) Filmmaker: Ralph Staley This film shows the Staley family’s nursemaid. She wears a dark coloured dress with a white apron that has a small standing collar…

WINTER SPORTS

Places Date: (1930s) Filmmaker: Lance House The above film depicts members of the public ice-skating on a frozen lake. They wear everyday winter clothing. Women wear woollen skirts, sweaters and…

Reel Life – DVD

Film and Sound’ was produced in partnership with the British Library Sound Archive, SEMLAC, Screen Archive South East, University of Brighton and Wessex Film and Sound Archive. The DVD contains…

Capturing Colour – Exhibition

In 2010/11, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery presented the exhibition ‘Capturing Colour: Film, Invention and Wonder‘ which ran from December 2010 to March 2011. ‘Capturing Colour’ was the first exhibition…

The Magic Lantern

What film was for the 20th Century, the magic lantern was for the 19th Century. As a medium for entertainment and instruction, it was developed and led by professionals and…

Copyright & Data Protection

be pleased to hear from you. Personal data This website contains some personal data such as names of filmmakers and some film participants. We have taken all reasonable care to…

Medway on Screen – About the Project

blended with films from the archive’s collection; giving greater meaning and context for archive films and offering a fascinating new way of understanding the past through film Highlights from the…

Past work

film/media programme public exhibitions (such as Frank Gray’s curation of the AHRC-funded exhibition Capturing Colour: Film, Invention & Wonder for Brighton Museum & Art Gallery in 2010) special events such…

Contribute

archives. Depositing/Donating material with us If you have screen material such as films, videos or film-making equipment that you wish the Archive to consider for its collection, please complete our…

FASHION PROJECT GLOSSARY

…(1920s and travel) Paste: A type of jewellery containing glass made to resemble precious stones (1930s) Patent leather: A process where one side of the leather is covered with a…

1920s FASHION

…and films disseminated fashion styles very quickly to a wide audience. The decade saw an improvement in the mass production of clothing. In the early 1920s, rayon known as ‘artificial…

1930s FASHION

…London couture, sportswear from Europe and America and spectacular styles popularised by Hollywood. Film was a form of escape for all social classes and picture houses proliferated in this period….

Movies and Memories – DVD

these oral histories together with local archive films from Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Shoreham-by-Sea, and Worthing. These archive films include home movies, newsreels and cine society films of everyday life from…

Medway on Screen – DVD

1 hour – the oral history recordings Disc two – 2 hours – archive films of Medway   More about the DVD Disc one includes oral history recordings edited with…

Southern Steam Volume 2 1923-1970

…represented with early footage of Margate Station in 1923 and film of the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway – the latter includes early footage taken in the opening year showing…

Southern Steam Volume 3 1937-1967

…Railways in 1967. This DVD is the third in the ‘Southern Steam’ series featuring archival film of steam operation in Southern England. It includes footage of lines which are just…

Moving History – Whitehawk on the Home Front

access to the many outputs from these events, including over 20 video clips showing the children’s activities. ‘Whitehawk Primary School on the Home Front’ is a companion site to ‘Films…

Access

…use with its relevant copyright holders will be made available. Education, Community, Museum and Creative use Screen Archive South East regularly gives access to its collection to artists, filmmakers, academics,…

Contact us

…Administrator: Debbie Hickmott Preservation & Production Manager: Nick Clark Collections Development Manager: Elaine Bolt Collection Manager: Michael Matwiejczyk Technical Assistant: Stasia Botwright General enquiries should be made to: Screen Archive…