Tag Archives: London

London in Colour, 1926

LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. I love this piece of film shot in 1926. Not too many ladies walking about but when you do see them, the cloches and knee-length skirts are lovely. There’s one scene when the camera is driving forward through an extremely crowded street full of working class men in suits, ties and skally caps and there’s one woman wearing her cloche. Everyone is looking back at the camera in happy curiosity.

The piano music (appearing halfway through the reel)¬†is one of my faves – from the movie Amelie. I can’t play the piano but I just want to learn this one song.

A bit of advice: Play this one full screen.

[H/T: Small Dead Animals]

If you liked this, check out: Las Vegas, 1962.

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In The Meantime

I’m still recovering from our holiday in Maine. (Hence the silence for over a week.) While I’m recouping my energy, click over to the Daily Mail (UK), they have some stunning colo(u)r pictures of Blitz-era London. My favorite image is the double decker bus peeking out of the crater.

Credit: Time Life/Getty, via Daily Mail/UK