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[Parades in Japan]
A compilation of amateur home movie material filmed in Japan. The film-maker records family, who appear to include Japanese toddlers and military and civilian parades through urban streets.
[Family Compilation: African Scenes; Paris Visit; Winter Scenes; Travel Scenes]
Comprising nine reels of film, this footage begins with a trip by businessman Joseph Horowitz to Johannesburg, South Africa. Travel by ship follows, before scenes of Paris, a canal journey, and portraits of friends in a London street. More footage documents travel through the Alps, a Polish mountain town in winter and Indian street life, before shots of an imposing modern church in a Francophone town.
[The Wistrand Family in Japan: Japanese Home; At the Seaside]
|Date||[1936 - 1938]||ID||2830|
A compilation of home movie footage recording the family of a Swedish diplomat stationed in Japan. The women of the family are filmed in their chauffeur-driven car, playing with their pets and dressed in kimonos in the garden, and swimming in the sea.
[The Wistrand Family in Japan: Japanese Life]
|Date||[1936 - 1939?]||ID||2831|
A Swedish diplomat films his daughter in the garden of their Japanese home, accepting a glass of milk from one of their servants. He also films the quiet local streets and traditional local temples.
[Trip to New York]
Colour footage depicts a trip to New York, with views of Times Square at night, Harlem, a baseball game at the Yankee stadium and Wall Street. The transatlantic journey from Southampton to New York, on board the Cunard ocean liner Queen Mary, is also documented in black and white footage.
[Japanese Scenery II]
|Date||[1937 - 1939?]||ID||2836|
An amateur film which captures, in colour, the people, attractions and landscape of southern Japan in the years immediately preceding the Second World War.
[Japanese Scenery I]
|Date||[1937 - 1939?]||ID||2837|
A compilation of amateur footage filmed by a Swedish diplomat who was stationed in Japan in the years immediately preceding the Second World War. The film includes footage of Tokyo street scenes, pagodas and temples, the Miyajima Temple Gates, a smoking volcano, and a boat ride along the rapids of a river.
[The Battle of Cable Street]
Amateur film by Lewis Rosenberg showing large crowds during the clash of demonstrators and protesters amid a heavy police presence in Cable Street, London. The film then shows Besque refugee children at a fund raising event, and young communists at a summer camp in Kent.
A thirty minute film by architect Joseph Emberton recording scenes encountered on a business trip to New York in 1938, accompanied by Leonard and Doris Thompson, owners of the Blackpool Pleasure Beach. The film features scenes aboard a cruise liner and in New York, Coney Island and Atlantic City.
With the Gypsies in Kent
The nomadic lifestyle of a Roma family is documented in this film as they travel in and around Canterbury during the harvesting season.
[Visit to China and Korea]
Footage of pre-Second World War Japan and Korea filmed by Swedish diplomat Tor H. Wistrand. He films temples and palaces, street scenes and The Great Wall of China. The film has intertitles and contains the only known pre-Second World War colour footage of Korea.
[A Visit to Java, Bali and Sumatra, Angkor Wat and Bangkok]
An amateur film-maker records his journeys around South East Asia, capturing on film the indigenous peoples, temples, dances, and landscape. The film contains the only known pre-war colour footage of some of the most renowned Balinese dancers, including I Ketut Marya (Mario).
[The Wistrand Family in the USA; Island Holiday]
A compilation of amateur footage filmed by a Swedish diplomat whilst living in America. The film contains images of a female family friend touring the carp ponds of a public garden, sunbathing at an outdoor swimming pool and on rocky outcrops. The film ends with images of local Hawaiian (?) women pulling in fishing nets onto a beach.
[Navy in Ceylon]
This film shows scenes of the Royal Naval land base at "RMS Mayina", near Colombo, Ceylon [Sri Lanka] with views of camp life that includes men at the camp entrance, the inside of a hut, and short scenes aboard several vessels. The film also includes a mix of everyday street scenes with: oxen, cats, local markets, children waving at the camera, a visit to the "Lomond Rubber Creping Mill, Kelaniya", local Sir Lankan men in portrait, and naval vessels on a lake or river.
[Hop Farm Visit]
A portrait, in colour and black and white, of a brewery business visit to a hop farm, including rural scenes of workers, and Gypsy women and children. The film closes with colour views of workers harvesting the crop.
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