Theme Cine Club Film-making
Many film collections made by amateur cine societies from the region are held in the archive. Collections include films made by societies in Sevenoaks, Brighton, Bognor Regis and Haywards Heath amongst others. The cine societies often made films recording local events of importance such as royal visits, storms, carnivals, and current fashions. The making of short amateur fiction films were also a feature of many of these societies.
Films in this theme:
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[Bognor Day Trippers; Trooping the Colour]
A short film made by members of the Bognor Regis Film Society during the 1920s. The first part shows day-trippers visiting Bognor Regis and the second part features scenes of Trooping the Colour in London.
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.
High Tides & Gales
Title: “High Tides & gales”. A very short film showing scenes of a coastline being hit by high winds and rain, at a high tide, followed by a portrait shot of a woman smiling at the camera as she models.
|Date||[1925 - 1931?]||ID||8184|
This amateur silent film was produced by the Bognor Regis Film Society in the late 1920s [?]. Members of the society act out a series of random and eccentric scenes, using a number of special camera effects that add to the unconventional nature of the film.
[Compilation: Come to the Fair; Felix, a Live Wire; Rosie’s Nightmare; A Palace of Yore’ Hampton Court; The Merseyside Sea Scouts; Golf with Archie Compton; Australian Grape Farming]
|Date||1928 - 1935||ID||8192|
A compilation of eight films, including scenes at a fairground and Hampton Court Palace, a theatrical performance, fiction film and two cartoons and a short slow motion section showing a man swinging a golf club, all produced between 1928 and 1935 and compiled by Mr. F. G. S. Wise, a photographer from North London.
A cine club production of around 1929, part of the "Seeing London Series", which records scenes at Hampstead Heath during a fair. Visitors ride on swingboats, roundabouts and the Helter Skelter, and play carnival games. Views of carnival workers 'behind the scenes' and footage shot from a roundabout as it spins on its axis are also included.
Bognor Regis Review
|Date||1929; [ca. 1930s]||ID||3167|
A compilation of local news in and around Bognor Regis. The items have been edited together at a later date; intertitles, some animated, introduce each item.
This fictional film was produced by the Bognor Regis Film Society in the 1930s. Set in a fictional hotel near Goodwood, a thief persuades his wife to help him steal some pearls belonging to a wealthy guest. However, the plot goes wrong when his wife falls in love with another guest and refuses to take part in her husband’s plan.
What a Hunt
This silent black and white fiction film shows a parish vicar hosting a garden party in the village of Norbog. But guests get a surprise when they come face to face with an escaped lion. A car accident leads to a romance, as a large group of villagers search for the lion. Upon returning to the church yard they find a child in a lion costume... is this the lion?
This is Magic
An edited amateur film from the 1930s consisting of material relating to the family of Harry Guermonprez, co-founder of the the Bognor Regis Film Society. Harry Guermonprez and his family appear throughout the film. The film includes a short section of 'magic tricks', (created using film editing techniques) and a visit to London Zoo.
Silver Jubilee Celebrations
|Date||6 May 1935||ID||3161|
Filmed by several members of the Chichester Cine Camera Club, the town’s Silver Jubilee Celebrations are captured here in both colour and black and white. The film records the day’s events from the church parade in the morning to the fireworks in the evening and is intertitled throughout.
Where Was George?
This silent black and white fiction film tells the story of a man named George who feels undermined by his wife. Upon receiving money left to him by a relative, he sets about fixing his domestic troubles by visiting a hypnotist. Working with a colleague, he plans to mislead his wife by going on holiday to Brighton without her. George tells his wife he is on a business trip. Unfortunately for George, she foils his plan and tracks him down at a hotel.
[Holiday Scenes; Redhill Aerodrome; School Sports; School Play]
Footage from land and air, taken on trips to the sea and Redhill Aerodrome and at school events by a member of the North Downs Cinematograph Society in the mid 1930s.
[Silver Jubilee George V]
|Date||[25 May 1935]||ID||8186|
A short Dufaycolor film made by the Bognor Regis Film Society, which shows celebrations in the town, to mark the Silver Jubilee of George V in 1935. Large crowds line the street to watch as a parade of floats and walking groups processes through the decorated town. Dufaycolor was an early film system that employed a matrix of red, green and blue to produce colour on film. This matrix pattern is clearly in evidence in the online clips.
Silver Jubilee Celebrations at Bognor Regis
This black and white film provides highlights of a parade with procession and floats in Bognor Regis for HM George V Jubilee Celebration. The parade is followed by a sports display on a playing field, a fire brigade demonstration and closes with a fireworks display.
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