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CLIVE GARNER VINTAGE RECORDS & FILMS


New Brighton Bathing pool, largest swimming area in Europe, opened in 1934 - now demolished. (photo courtesy of Clive Garner Vintage Records and & Films)
Description
Film collection started in 1960s as an adjunct to a large collection of 78 r.p.m. gramophone records (over 40,000). Films cover same period as the records from the late 1920s to the early 1950s. Emphasis is on films that would form part of ‘full supporting programme’ at a cinema during the ‘golden years’ (viz:1929 to 1949). Included are trailers, special cinema advertising shorts and other similar material, organ interlude films, cinema ‘Day Titles’, ice cream trailers, interest/documentary films, etc., (all 16mm). Also over 4,000 cinema organ song slides. The archive now also includes audio recordings from pre-war commercial radio and wartime broadcasts from Berlin in English.
Keywords
Cinema; World War II; Advertising films; Radio; Trailers, films; Cinema organ song slides; Cinema organs; Radio, World War II; Slides, photography
Access
Access available. By prior arrangement only.
Facilities
Viewing on premises. Fully equipped viewing theatre available for use at short notice.
Charges
Charges for research for broadcast productions. Charges are negotiable.
Copyright
Copyright held in most, but not all, cases.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video/Film
Film: Also included is a large selection of local films from largely private sources showing scenes on Merseyside from 1929 through to the early 1960s. Earlier material is black and white, but some material from 1936 onwards is colour. Details on compositions of film holdings are not available. 5% colour film, 95% black and white film.
Film components: 16mm, positive film.

Additional Information

Notes
Lists of specific film classifications available on request.

Main Contact

Name
Mr. Clive Garner
Job title
Owner
Telephone
0151-638 4711
Fax
0151-638 4711
Email
radio.merseyside@bbc.co.uk
Address
39 Mosslands Drive
Wallasey
CH45 8PE

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