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Colour on the Thames

October 6, 2009

Colours on the Thames (1935)

A rare colour snapshot of the Thames and London in the 1930s, using the Gasparcolor system.

Gasparcolor was a colour film system, developed in 1933 by the Hungarian chemist Dr. Bela Gaspar. It used a subtractive 3-color process on a single film strip, one of the earliest to do so. During the 1930s and 1940s, it was used primarily in animation. (Wikipedia)

    (You can watch over 1200 other complete films and TV programmes from the BFI National Archive free of charge at the BFI Mediatheque.)
Old films are inspiring…

-N.

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