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The Clue of the Gleaming Hair (Eve Shampoo Advert)
Luscious hair solves a mysterious disappearance.
Advert 1937 6 mins Silent
Celebrity endorsement is nothing new, as this 1937 advert shows. Made in the form of a short film, it features star of stage and screen Sally Gray, who's reported missing on the eve of a first night. Luckily, the detective in charge has extraordinary powers of deduction and his expert knowledge of women's hair products reveals the truth.
What Women Want?
Advert 1947 2 mins
A spurned doll turns knife-wielding femme fatale when she doesn't get her teddy bear, in this cartoon cinema ad for tea
Advert 1952 2 mins
A cup of Horlicks helps a struggling husband bring home the bacon in this 1950s advert.
Advert 1936 14 mins
Limp-haired lover Betty rekindles romance with dashing Dick by swapping to Amami Shampoo and Wave Set in this 1930s advertising film.
Advert 1940 3 mins
Snow White wouldn’t look like Snow White without her special washing powder.
Advert 1937 1 mins Silent
An ice cream a day keeps the wrinkles away…
Advert 1980 1 mins
Stepford wife Nanette Newman becomes the face of mild green Fairy Liquid in this iconic advert.
Inside Film 2021 47 mins
Writer and activist So Mayer joins filmmaker and critic Alexandra Hidalgo to discuss the work of acclaimed French director and artist Agnès Varda.
Detective drama 1944 19 mins
You too can solve the case of the stolen boy, courtesy of this film from 1944.
Public Information Filler 1946 3 mins Location: Woodford
Sorry kids – your parents might never let you out of the house again after watching this bleak 1940s road safety film
Interest film 1913 3 mins Silent
This ethnographic film offers a brief overview of the traditional culture of the Ainu, an ethnic minority in Japan.
Documentary 1905 4 mins
The performance of a masked dancer is followed by a scene from a kendo match, contrasting grace and ferocity.
Travelogue 1907 9 mins Silent
A grand tour of Japan’s major cities, offering scenic views of the streets and daily life.