London In 1927, In Colour

Why did no one mention the existence of pre-war colour film until recently? This colour footage of 1920s London was shot by an early British pioneer of film named Claude Frisse-Greene, who made a series of travelogues using the colour process his father William – a cinematographer – was experimenting with. It’s a strange feeling watching stuff from this long ago in colour, I cycled over London Bridge every day for years, and it’s erie seeing a horse and cart on it.

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