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Trade Tattoo

Synopsis
A mixture of live action submerged in a sea of abstract patterns and line movements. The underlying theme is that to maintain the rhythm of workaday Britain one must post early in the day. Music played by the Lecuona Band.
Series
Early Cinema Commercials: Animation
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. Technicolor. 6 min.
Year of production
1937
Availability
Sale
Notes
See: EARLY CINEMA COMMERCIALS: ANIMATION for availability on compilation videocassette.
Subjects
Media studies
Keywords
animation films; postal services

Credits

Director
Len Lye
Producer
John Grierson
Contributor
Frank H ‘Jonah’ Jones; Jack Ellitt

Production Company

Name

GPO Film Unit

Distributor

Name

Post Office Film & Video Library

Email
poes@edist.co.uk
Phone
01795 426465
Fax
01795 474871
Address
c/o Post Office Education Services
PO Box 145
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 1NH
Notes
Contact: Barry Wiles

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