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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
Little Miss Muddlehead (Rinso Advert)
Advert 1943 2 mins
Use Rinso and help defeat Hitler! The soap brand deploys some savvy wartime advertising.
Sketchbook of Fashion (Knights Castile Advert)
Advert 1940 2 mins
The key word in the book of fashion is simplicity
Ace of Clubs
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.
Put Una Money for There
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.
Shippam's Guide to Opera
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1955 2 mins
Charming fish paste cinema ad
The Lost Highway
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
Colour on the Thames
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
What's Missing from this Picture?
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.
Fun at Rhyl
Advert 1962 0 mins Location: Rhyl
Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.
Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr
Advert 1942 7 mins Silent Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Who could deny these advertising claims: "Attractive hair is the ambition of every woman", and "Your family will enjoy Lincoln potatoes"?
Shippam's Three Beans
Advert 1955 1 mins
Operatic chickens, shrimps and salmon sing-a-long with a paste pot chorus in this vibrantly animated advert for Shippam's