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A colourful cavalcade of cancer sticks, in this 1930s cinema ad
Advert 1935 3 mins
Roll up, roll-ups, for the colourful cavalcade of cancer sticks. This 1935 cinema advert makes full use of the virtues of the Gasparcolor palette. The idea was not original, having already been used by Oskar Fischinger for Muratti cigarettes the previous year, but French animator Paul Bianchi adds his own touches. It should perhaps go without saying that the idea that these cigarettes were good for your throat was a…. well, Craven lie.
Cinema Adverts for Humber, Raleigh and Rudge Bicycles
Advert 1938 2 mins Silent
A fun selection of vintage animated adverts promoting some of Britain's leading bicycle brands.
The Right Spirit
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1931 9 mins
Don’t judge a book by its cover but do judge a political party by its garage in this Conservative cartoon from the height of the depression.
Air to Wear
Advert 1957 2 mins Silent
As full of holes as his Aertex shirt, Uncle Jeff’s tall tales are captured in crayon in this animated cinema ad
Ovaltine - Train
Advert 1985 1 mins
Ovaltina will pick you up! With an electronic 80s synth and a catchy theme tune, Ovaltina parachutes in to save the day
Carnival in the Clothes Cupboard
Advert 1941 6 mins
A cartoon fantasy brings fabric patterns to life in a literal soap opera - yet even here the reality of Home Front life creeps in
Advert 1957 1 mins
After your strenuous workout at the tennis club, you need a Babycham
Ramsgate's Odeon and the demolition of a Herne Bay cinema
Amateur film 1985 8 mins Location: Ramsgate
Watch in horror as two of Kent's Art Deco cinemas await their terrible fate at the hands of developers
A Village in West Sussex: Slinfold.
Amateur film 1980 7 mins Location: Slinfold
Reg Charman's Sussex burr is the perfect accompaniment to this charming film about the village of Slinfold - complete with old railway lines, a church, a pub and a caravan site
Morris Dancers invade Horsham
Amateur film 1989 4 mins Location: Horsham
Gangs of bearded men in smocks vie with women in clogs as rival teams dance their way through the quiet streets of Horsham in this Morris Dancing extravaganza from 1989
Amateur film 1980 6 mins Location: Crawley
Crawley is the venue for a great gathering of buses and coaches to celebrate a half-century of Green Line services in this memorable film from Beryl Armstrong
Amateur film 1970 3 mins Location: Leeds
Enjoy a day out at Leeds Castle in Kent - seen through the lens of Beryl Armstrong's camera - in this short film from the 1970s
A Visit to Arundel Castle
Amateur film 1972 9 mins Location: Arundel
Join the Greenyers as they spend an enjoyable day at Arundel Castle - walking about the gardens and viewing the surrounding countryside from the battlements.