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Signs of the Times No.58
A curious blue lake, a wonder tablet, a river boat and a picnic essential - sounds like the beginning of a story!
Advert 1941 4 mins
At the height of WWII, focusing on a blue lake in Switzerland which is a haven for trout seems a slightly odd topic for a Home Front news magazine - but Signs of the Times specialised in very short points of interest exactly like this. Other items include a mention for Elasto, the wonder tablet for joints, a variant of which is still available today. A tall mast on a river barge has a novel way to tackle low bridges - and the narrator doesn't hold back with the puns. Finally, audiences are reminded that it's essential to get the most out of wheat during the war, so ask your baker for National Wheatmeal Bread!
Cinema Advertising Comes of Age
Advert 1943 2 mins
Use Rinso and help defeat Hitler! The soap brand deploys some savvy wartime advertising.
Advert 1940 2 mins
The key word in the book of fashion is simplicity
Cinemagazine 1957 8 mins Location: Billingham
A celebration of the club that refuses to die a new ICI Synthonia Club building rises from the rubble of a World War Two bomb.
Advert 1946 2 mins Silent
Look out, germs at work! These loveable molar mischief making puppets really dig tooth decay.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1956 3 mins
Barclays advise West African farmers where to keep their money via a catchy song and crisp modern cartoon design.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1955 2 mins
Charming fish paste cinema ad
Comedy 1906 6 mins Silent
Chaos reigns as the removal men do their worst…
Science Fiction 1906 3 mins Silent
The lengths that some people will go to, just to avoid a speeding ticket… in this case to Saturn and back.
Aberdeen University Quarter Centenary Celebrations Aberdeen University Quarter Centenary Celebrations
Non-Fiction 1906 32 mins Silent Location: Aberdeen
Edward VII and Queen Alexandra open new buildings at Marischal College, Aberdeen
The Medium Exposed? Or, A Modern Spiritualistic Seance The Medium Exposed? Or, A Modern Spiritualistic Seance
Comedy 1906 7 mins Silent
Faking the ability to contact the dead proves to be a big mistake for one Edwardian charlatan.
Comedy 1902 1 mins Silent
Grandma sews a patch on her grandson’s trousers
1903 1 mins Silent
Four-year-old girl and boy dance a mean cakewalk