Films in the Screen Archive South East collection feature every day life, work life, military life, leisure activities, travel abroad and sporting activities across the Twentieth Century. All of these films show the changing history of clothing and dress: for adults and children; those at work and on holiday; uniforms and fancy dress costumes; those in formal wear and in casual attire.
This theme includes a small selection of early films which illustrate various aspects of fashion and dress through the clothing worn by the people on film.
This theme was initially developed for the collaborative project 'Screen Search Fashion' which focussed on research into fashion history in the 1920s and 1930s. Therefore, films from this era form the majority of films selected to be part of the thematic collection.
To find out more about 1920s and 1930s fashion on film in the collection, you can visit the Screen Search Fashion microsite - click on the heading 'Portfolio' above and follow the link to Screen Search Fashion.
Films in this theme:
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Sussex and Hampshire Scenes
|Date||[ca. 1930s]; [ca. 1960s]||ID||3379|
A collection of scenes of Midhurst, Petersfield, Steyning, Horsham, Portsmouth and Worthing, made during the 1930s and early 1960s. The scenes focus on a woman (sometimes accompanied) visiting these towns, with the features of urban life - transport, shopping and leisure activities - providing a backdrop. Shop and business signage is strongly featured.
[Burne Family Pictures]
|Date||[ca. 1930 - 1932]||ID||593|
A compilation of home movie material from the early 1930s. Whilst on leave from their medical posts in Malaya, doctors Thomas and Catherine Violet Burne record family gatherings, holidays and school events in England.
[Fashion Show and Seaside Scenes]
A compilation of home movie material which includes members of the Ayling family giving a comical fashion show in a garden, and enjoying an outing to the beach.
People and Places
An amateur film showing scenes of family and friends at leisure in locations around the South of England with intertitles throughout.
[Garden Scenes; Wedding Pictures; Seaside; Toddler]
Various scenes of children and other family members parading around a garden. A scene of men wearing morning suits (probably prior to a wedding). Various scenes of children playing, a baby being bounced and a toddler playing.
[The Wedding Day]
Scenes of members of a wedding party including the bridesmaids and the bride posing in a garden. The guests are filmed departing after the ceremony and the bride and groom are seen at a train station.
[Family Barclay Film I; Fair; Wedding; Pool; Holiday]
A compilation of family scenes filmed on holidays, outings, picnics and trips to London, Sussex and Essex in 1932.
Picnics & Pam 1932
A film of the Staley family on various outings. The family group pick flowers in the countryside and have a tea and a picnic. At home, daughter Pam Staley (aged 8) eats at the table with her parents, plays piano and brushes her hair. On other outings, the family go sailing, have a walk and a picnic in the country and go swimming in the sea.
[Christmas 1932; Summer 1933; Xmas 1933; April 1934; August 1934]
|Date||December 1932; December 1933; April 1934, August 1934||ID||2636|
This silent home movie from the 1930s features a young woman from the Ford Family. She appears throughout the film at home and at various other locations, sometimes with an older man, presumably her father.
[Woodlands; Challock Home]
This black and white film opens with a family on a walk in woodland filled with bluebells, accompanied by their cat and dogs. An interior tour of a 1930s family home, includes a room by room view of their ornaments and decor. The family are then seen relaxing together for afternoon tea in the garden.
Frensham August 1933
Amateur film-maker, Ralph Staley's film of the family at At New Lodge, Frensham Hill, (now part of Frensham Heights School) in Surrey in the Summer of 1933. Nellie Staley, Ralph Staley, their nine year old daughter Pam, and other family members play tennis in swimsuits on the grass courts, sit in the sun, and play on the lawns.
[Travels to Burma and Egypt]
|Date||1933 - 1935||ID||3229|
A compilation of amateur films detailing the travels and living experiences of a White-European family in Burma (now Myanmar) and Egypt during the mid-1930s. Various film sections have been edited together in a random order, and the resulting sequence is therefore not linear.
[Christmas Cruise - Trip to Africa]
A film by Joseph Emberton of a cruise on board the Cap Arcona with his wife, Kathleen, and friends to Morocco at Christmas time, travelling via Tenerife, Madeira, and Portugal.
The Den School (Sudley Cottage)
Film by Ralph Staley of activities at his daughter Pam's girls school in Bognor. Girls perform a "health and fitness" style exercise display and show their gymnastic skills at jumping over a vaulting horse. A group of Girl Guides perform a ceremony and are awarded badges; they pose for a photo and play a whispering game. The girls then hold a costumed performance for the parents.
Egerton May Festivals
|Date||1934; 1935; 1936||ID||1100|
Amateur film recording events at the Egerton May Festival over the course of three consecutive years in the 1930s.
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