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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[Jocelynâ€™s 3rd Birthday]
A Dufaycolor film of the Emberton family, showing; daughter, Jocelyn Emberton, on an outing to the countryside, in the garden with her mother, at the beach, and at her third birthday party. At the birthday party, a gathering of children, their mothers and nannies enjoy tea and games in the garden. The film ends with a royal parade, possibly King George V's Silver Jubilee(?). 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.
Boat Trip; MS Stella Polaris
Film by Ralph Staley of a cruise with his wife Nellie aboard the Norwegian liner MS Stella Polaris. They stop at the port of Stockholm, and Copenhagen amongst other destinations. On board, deck coits and other games are played, passengers relax on deck, and Nellie is seen washing in their cabin and looking out to sea from a window. A Finnish boat/plane (OH-ALK) is seen leaving the shoreline adjacent to the ship at one of the stops.
At the Farm
Film of Pam Staley (aged 11) and other children at a farm. A hay stack is built, using a conveyor/elevator to load the hay onto the cart. Pam rides the horse that powers the elevator mechanism and helps load the hay onto the elevator. Pam plays with kittens and, with another boy, stands and waves to the camera from an orchard outside the farm house.
[J. Klingenbergâ€™s wedding 2]
The second part of a film of scenes at a wedding attended by the Emberton family where daughter Jocelyn Emberton is a bridesmaid.
[J. Klingenbergâ€™s Wedding 1]
A very short film showing Joseph and Kathleen Emberton and friends before they attend a wedding. They are seen dressed for the wedding sitting on a swing seat in a garden and arriving by river boat. [See also the second part of this film ~[J. Klingenberg's Wedding 2] (ca.1937)~ showing the wedding guests after the ceremony.
Joce and Gill at Home
|Date||1936 - 1940||ID||1563|
A compilation of family scenes spanning the late 1930s filmed by architect Joseph Emberton. The youngest daughter learns to walk; the two daughters play in the garden; the grandparents visit; there are outings to a lido, two birthday parties and a Christmas dinner. They also visit the Casino building in Blackpool, designed by Joseph Emberton.
[Broadstairs & St. Peter's Items]
|Date||1936 - 1937||ID||1023|
A compilation of items filmed by Enid Briggs in Broadstairs in the late 1930s. The selection includes variety performances staged on Broadstairs sands, rough seas and storm damage, a flower show, a display by the Red Cross and the 'Broadstairs Dickens Festival'.
Local News Film
A compilation of local news and events in and around Bognor Regis including; sporting activities and games, a beauty contest and gymkhana, the 1936 Carnival, several charity fetes, armistice day, an air show, the 1937 Aldershot Tattoo, a wedding, a talent competition and a Zeppelin flying over the town.
Regis Review 
A compilation of local news and events in and around Bognor Regis including; the opening of new town buildings, a house on fire, fitness classes and sports, fancy dress and beauty competitions, the town carnival and Coronation procession. The items have been edited together at a later date; intertitles introduce each item.
A film comprised from a range of scenes, mostly depicting friends enjoying their time at Rustington Lido holiday camp in the 1930s. Games of tennis and rugby and scenes showing friends laughing and chatting and playing practical jokes on one another.
|Date||25 September 1937||ID||352|
Scenes from the wedding of Rupert and Hilary Cochrane at St. Maryâ€™s Church, Kippington, Sevenoaks; filmed by Lance House.
[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.
This short black and white film shows a large gathering of women for a garden party, with afternoon tea and portrait shots of several women posing for the camera, or having tea and biscuits.
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.
[Glimpses of Pre-war Worthing and Everyday Folk]
|Date||1938 - 1939||ID||3377|
This silent amateur film captures numerous street scenes in Worthing, in particular those which took place during the harsh winter of 1938. It also records 'Sparks and Son Builders and Contractors' working on various local buildings.
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