This film is part of Free
Everything but Everything in Bri-nylon
50s fashion meets carpet kitsch in a futuristic fantasy of domestic bliss - courtesy of versatile, magical Bri-Nylon.
Industry sponsored film 1959 20 mins
Kitsch abounds in this wonderfully futuristic promotional film about a girl who dreams of a husband and home clothed entirely in Bri-Nylon. Along with Arabian Nights genies and talking washing-machines, don't miss the eye-popping parade of models in frilly nighties and stretch nylon slacks 'Twisting' their way across the dance floor on a strikingly 21st-century-looking wall-mounted TV monitor.
Aerial Submarine A Startling Forecast. Piracy in Sea and Air
Science Fiction 1910 9 mins Silent
Follow two kidnapped children on a surreal pirate adventure in this 'trick' sci-fi fantasy.
The Airship Destroyer
Science Fiction 1909 10 mins Silent
England faces aerial invasion in this entertaining Edwardian science fiction fantasy.
Ever Been Had
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1917 9 mins Silent
Blackly comic cartoon portrait of an apocalyptic England, destroyed 50 years after signing a premature peace in WWI.
Science Fiction 1924 12 mins
An on-the-run inventor claims to have invented a camera which looks into the future, showing a grim destiny for London landmarks like Tower Bridge and Trafalgar Square.
High Treason (sound version)
Science Fiction 1929 68 mins
Extravagantly-mounted futuristic sci-fi, now with added sound, although still with the world's two power blocs at loggerheads.
High Treason (silent version)
Science Fiction 1929 75 mins Silent
A terrorist plot plays out on a backdrop of towering skyscrapers, bullet-railways and silver lamé in this vintage vision of London's future.
Clothes to Please
News 1963 1 mins Location: Devon
Responses to questions about dressing to please are of their day.
Farming through the Seasons - Dipping, Shoeing and Market
Amateur film 1963 16 mins Silent Location: Kirkby Stephen
Sheep dipping, horse shoeing, and other Cumbrian farming scenes.
Launch of HMS Resolution Submarine
Amateur film 1966 3 mins Silent Location: Barrow-In-Furness
A prestigious occasion for the Vickers Armstrong shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness.
Amateur film 1972 19 mins Silent Location: Bickershaw
Mud and music at Wigan's answer to Woodstock.
Exotic Pet Shop
News 1981 4 mins Location: Truro
A shop owner in Truro sells unusual pets.
Friend of the Little Tortoises
News 1961 5 mins Location: Exmouth
Kay Gray of Exmouth is interviewed about her campaign to stop the transportation of tortoises.