Tuesday, May 14, 2013

London in Colour in 1927!

Wonderful little film of London in 1927 filmed in colour. You can't help being struck by how black London was--the buildings are filthy but then how much smoke was being belched into the air. There were, as it says, 4,000 buses charging around.

The contrast between the well-dressed spaciousness of the West End compared to the congestion of the East End is stark. If the camera man had gone further east than Petticoat Lane, I'm sure it would have been worse.

A real little gem!


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