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Pride in London 1975
A short but sweet show of stylish and colourful characters, parading to bring pride and power to the queer community in Central London.
Amateur film 1975 1 mins Silent
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This short film captures brief scenes from the 1975 UK Gay Pride event held at Shepherds Bush Green. The yellow Ford Capri plastered in pink streamers and balloons encapsulates the fun side of Pride but the event still had very serious political overtones. The camera pans to reveal a sea of supporting crowds. Then, a mix of face paints and fancy dresses, high heels and roller skates - couples very much in love.
This film is from the collection of Vestry House Museum, a member of the London's Screen Archives Network.
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