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The Glory Days of British Pathe

Many thanks to Beelzebub of NOTBBC for pointing me towards the online archive of British Pathe newsreels. These newsreels provided a window on the world from 1896 to 1970, providing cinema-goers with moving picture news of the type that wasn’t common at home until the 1960s. My recommendation for a wry giggle is the Cholmondley-Warneresqe ‘Clubs Galore’, from 1958, which features the King of Soho, Paul Raymond, and a rather cute striptease. Just look at that!

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Brilliant! Loved that bloke’s glasses “steaming up” in the stripper scene.

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By Zagrebo
July 22, 2009 @ 9:09 pm

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That made me laugh too. It’s a fab website.

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By Tanya Jones
July 23, 2009 @ 9:31 am

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