- Victorian popular culture. Moving pictures, optical entertainments and the advent of cinema
- Selection of original film footage from the BFI National Archive, in video format. The BFI National Archive (formerly National Film and Television Archive) was established in 1935 and holds footage from the beginning of motion picture production. The selections here include dramatic sequences, actualities, special-effect films, and comedies to illustrate developments in early cinema. Includes the work of D.W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Fatty Arbuckle and Rudolph Valentino, and information about Pathé frères, Mitchell and Kenyon, Edison and the Kinetoscope Exhibiting Company, American Mutoscope Company, Topical Film, and Hepworth & Co.
- Title from Library/Archive filter menu (viewed 19 June 2015)
Originally published Nov. 2012; re-released May 2015 with additional material and amended URLs.
- Location of Originals:
- BFI National Archive
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