Sunday, 26 October 2008

Early London film

Footage recovered from Australia's National Film and Sound Archive shows scenes of 1904 London. Shot by early film-maker Charles Urban it was presented to Australian audiences as a travelogue for those who had never visited the "mother country" or who had emigrated previously.

The full 12 minute film was featured as part of the current London Film Festival.

More news stories related here and here.

*Hat tip to Mr. Dagger for the original notice.