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NMM have discovered the world's first color film footage

By Ningauble, published on Sep 17, 2012

Moving picture fans rejoice, today the National Media Museum in the UK made an astonishing announcement to the world.

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They have discovered inside a museum vault, hidden inside an old tin dating back to 1899, examples of the oldest color moving picture process known. Imagine, they were cached away for over a century. Needless to say this has re-written the history of early film.

Three years ago, in their archive, two rolls of film were discovered. They were created by inventor and photographer Edward Raymond Turner. Born in Somerset in 1873, he was schooled in London... (more)

Tags: movies, film, cinema, british film institute, coloring, edward raymond turner, moving pictures, national media museum, screen yorkshire, yorkshire film archive

Mission accomplished!

By Gregory John Smith, published on Dec 18, 2011

It was all over the news in Singapore and everyone at school was talking about it; Hayley Mills and Trevor Howard were staying at the Raffles Hotel for the filming of “Pretty Polly”. Obviously this was nothing new for the already famous Raffles, which had hosted celebrities like Charlie Chaplin, John Wayne and Ava Gardner, as well as other personalities such as Somerset Maugham, Pablo Neruda and James Mitchener. The hotel had been the setting for innumerable film productions and was now to set the scene for Hayley’s latest film, so as a teenage fan of the then 21-year old actress, I simply... (more)

Tags: hollywood, film, actor, actress, singapore, raffles, raffles hotel, hayley mills, trevor howard, pretty polly, film making, cinema, 1967, true-life

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