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BRITISH PATHÉ - AN INSTITUTION
Before television, people went to movie theatres to watch the news. British Pathé was at the forefront of cinematic journalism, blending information with entertainment to popular effect. Over the course of a century, it documented everything from major armed conflicts and seismic political crises to the curious hobbies and eccentric lives of ordinary people. If it happened, British Pathé filmed it. Now considered to be the finest newsreel archive in the world, British Pathé is a treasure trove of 85,000 films un-rivalled in their historical and cultural significance.
You may also enjoy some of these fantastic films from British Pathé which have been released for all to see. You could quite happily spend hours browsing through their library! Here are some of our favourites.
Right Place Wrong Time
The extraordinary foresight of visionary jewellery designer Jakob Bengel
Jazzing it Up
The bold lines of 1930s design can really bring glamour to a 21st-century eclectic home
Max Le Verrier’s eye for sculpting elegant Art Deco figurines and lamps depicting dancers and animals, was second to none
23 Studio De Benedetti
Carla De Benedetti was the first woman to break the so-called ‘glass ceiling’ in the photography world of architecture and interiors in the 1960s
Series one: Carla Venosta, architect and designer. By Alessandro Morelli
Timber cladding, painted floors and corrugated steel, softened by patterns, texture and patina – this is the laid-back New Orleans look!
A look at the forthcoming sale of rare movie posters at Ewbank’s
Kieran Mathewson of River & Jones questions three fellow dealers to discover their take on the trade