Sunday, February 28, 2010

london in color in 1927

color film was very rare in 1927, which is partly what makes this silent color film of london so great! the film was created by Claude Friese-Greene who gives written commentary on the many common landmarks of london he shows. the one that made me laugh starts at minute 1:40 when he shows the greenwich observatory, and describes who astronomers are and what they like to tell you!

also, i wish more people wore hats on a regular basis today.


heroineworshipper said...

Men indeed.

Sakib said...

Yeah whatever happened to hats, it puts a smile on my face to see someone in a nice hat! Hats rule! I should also mention I don't weara hat because none of them match my chin! :-)