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PHOTOPLAY PRODUCTIONS LTD

Description
Specialising in silent material, the company handles films from the private collections of its founders as well as material acquired in the course of making major television documentaries on silent film history.
Keywords
Early cinema; Silent films; Chaplin, Charlie; Griffith, D W; Keaton, Buster; Lloyd, Harold
Access
Access available. Research advice can be provided to aid locating material from other sources. Available to all researchers. All enquiries by telephone or letter in the first instance.
Facilities
Viewing on premises. Film viewing facilities available by appointment. Tape viewing copies can be arranged in most instances.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video/Film
Video: Tapes are available on some subjects.
Film: The collection comprises several thousand reels. There is also access to interview material specially shot for the Thames Television series: Hollywood, Unknown Chaplin, Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow, Harold Lloyd - The Third Genius and D.W. Griffith - Father on Film.
Film components: 9.5mm, 16mm, 35mm.

Additional Information

Other information
No catalogue or lists - material too diverse. Requests are dealt with on an individual basis.
Conservation policy
Interview transcripts and substantial paper and stills archives.

Main Contact

Name
Mr. Patrick Stanbury
Telephone
020 7722 2500
Fax
020 7722 6662
Email
photoplay@compuserve.com
Address
21 Princess Road
London
NW1 8JR

Alternate Contact

Name
Kevin Brownlow

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