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Cat & Dog Life
Dogs and cats go on show at two princely London venues – among them some of the fluffiest kittens London is ever likely to see.
Non-Fiction 1928 6 mins Silent
This extended five-minute film contains shot after shot of cuddly kittens and dashing dogs. Proof, were it needed, that long before the internet, the British public loved looking at cute creatures. Filmed at Alexandra Palace – there’s a nice interior shot - and Crystal Palace during animal shows, the unbearably cute highlights include five fluffy kittens in a wicker basket, and a tiny puppy licking the nose of a gargantuan Great Dane. Ah!
Cats v Dogs
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Government sponsored film 1943 1 mins
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Amateur film 1935 12 mins Silent Location: Little London
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Non-Fiction 1950 1 mins Silent Location: Winspit
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Non-Fiction 1899 1 mins Silent Location: Crystal Palace
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Industry sponsored film 1978 4 mins Silent Location: Crystal Palace
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Opening of Crystal Palace Track inc. 100 yards & Long Jump Opening of Crystal Palace Track inc. 100 yards & Long Jump
Amateur film 1968 2 mins Silent Location: Crystal Palace
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Amateur film 1967 4 mins Silent Location: Crystal Palace
Detailed recording of the many process involved in laying the Tartan track at the Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium ahead of the 1968 Olympics.
Amateur film 1930 7 mins Silent Location: Brooklands
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Sport 1911 0 mins Silent Location: Crystal Palace
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Travelogue 1907 9 mins Silent
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Interest film 1913 3 mins Silent
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Documentary 1905 4 mins
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Non-Fiction 1904 2 mins Silent
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Interest film 1909 5 mins Silent
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1912 5 mins Silent
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