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Monday, February 01, 2010

Video: Colour Footage of London from 1927

This rare piece of colour footage of London was recorded in 1927 by Claude Friese-Greene, the son of pioneering cinematographer William Friese-Greene. His father had developed a colour process called Biocolour which wasn't successful and was overtaken by Techincolour.

The footage features scenes of London Bridge, the Thames, the Tower of London, Greenwich Observatory, the London docks, Whitehall, the Cenotaph, Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, Marble Arch, Petticoat Lane, the Oval, the Changing of the Guard, Rotten Row, and the Houses of Parliament.

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