Wednesday, January 12, 2005

mitchell kenyon

Cunard Vessel at Liverpool 1901

From Mitchell and Kenyon Image Gallery
Mitchell and Kenyon was a late Victorian and Edwardian film company based in Blackburn in Lancashire - hitherto best known for minor contributions to early fictional narrative film and for fake Boer War films. The Mitchell and Kenyon collection, however, consists almost entirely of actuality films commissioned by travelling fairground operators for showing at local fairgrounds or other venues across the UK.

Thanks to wen for the link. (The slow posting is due to the strange afternoon dial-up doldrums of the isp, much written about of late)
(via Mick Hartley)

Comments: mitchell kenyon

I've read about the rediscovery of those Mitchell & Kenyon films elsewhere quite a bit of late. A remarkable story.
Posted by James Russell at January 12, 2005 04:03 PM

Yes, a week is certainly a long time in the blogosphere ;)

Wen also referred to this Guardian article,4120,1384840,00.html
that explains the appeal:
"Sitting in the BFI's cinema, I felt that history had suddenly been enlarged and one of its divisions abolished, that between the living and the long dead."
Posted by boynton at January 13, 2005 03:36 PM

and a rare twitch from a busy country woman to boot.
Posted by David Tiley at January 14, 2005 01:46 AM

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