Screen Archive South East is a public sector moving image archive serving the South East of England. The archive's collections of magic lantern slides, films, videos and associated materials capture the many varied aspects of life, work and creativity from the early days of screen history to the present day and serve as a rich and invaluable historical resource.
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This amazing discovery shows how cinema advertising used to look in Bygone Britain - a truly nostalgic gem of a film for lovers of Britain's past
Advert 1930 9 mins Silent
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This stunning film shows a series of vignettes of shops and businesses located in the High Weald - on the Kent and Sussex border, with traders advertising their services directly to the local cinema audience - combining both exterior and interior shots. Highlights include a woman getting her hair shingled at the hairdressers, an anti-war poster in a shop window and a marcelled 'cutie' listening to her Pye Rising Sun radio while enjoying an outdoor tea with her boy-friend.
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