Dancers Anonymous > 12 Million Historic Photos Now Available

Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by DanceMentor, Oct 14, 2003.

  1. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    The Globe and Mail is reporting that British Pathe, a cinema news service dating to the 19th century, has scanned one image for every second of their 3500 hours of 35mm film. That makes for 12 million images covering everything from the Boer War to the Beatles available on their web site!

    I did a search on -ballroom dance- and found lots of cool stuff including a bunch of Charleston footage. Right now, the site is slow because it's getting hit hard, but give it a day or two and it should be fine.
    Link --> BritishPathe
     
  2. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    I haven't checked this out yet. Has anybody else? Has the website overload subsided yet?
     
  3. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

    They have 1890 records for "dance"... so clearly must be an awesome site! :D :D :D
     
  4. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    It's totally awesome. You can get free previews. This is an incredible find for dance historians. Here is a scene from Palais de Danse in Wimbledon 7/10/1926. The first dance is clearly Waltz. What is the second dance? Maxixe? Charleston?

    Well, I can't seem to get a preview working, but go to the site and check it out.
     
  5. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    OK, preview time:
    Scenes from the Palais de Danse in Wimbledon - good Charleston footage, exhibition dancing etc. (1926)
    http://www.britishpathe.com/downloa...00017F007836/00014689.WMV&filename=852_22.WMV

    SOME STEPS FROM THE KALGOORLIE FOX-TROT - dancers not named
    http://www.britishpathe.com/downloa...00017F007836/00014638.WMV&filename=848_16.WMV

    The Charleston - Demonstration of the right and wrong way to Charleston - Phyllis Haylor and Alec Millar teach (1926)
    http://www.britishpathe.com/downloa...00017F007836/00014864.WMV&filename=866_27.WMV

    These links are only good for 7 days - please delete this post if you arive here after October 24th
     
  6. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Whew! Do her legs ever look funky when she's demonstrating the wrong way to do Charleston. What a hoot! :lol: I'm going to have to spend some time this weekend perusing those archives. It looks like there's some really cool stuff there. :D
     

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