Kitty Mahone at the British Silent Film Festival 2019

    Kitty Mahone There were lots of brilliant films to be seen at the British Silent Film Festival last week of course. But my favourite one was Lil Hawthorne singing Kitty Mahone, filmed on the roof of the London Hippodrome in 1901. Bryony Dixon showed it as part of her ‘ABC in Sound’ presentation … Continue reading Kitty Mahone at the British Silent Film Festival 2019

British Life on Film: History and the Film Archives

I love the BFI's BRITAIN ON FILM website and all the fab material held in the regional archives which it showcases. So much so that I've organised a little symposium about it, which invites folk who have discovered films there and gone on to do research on the films themselves or the events/people/organisations they depict, … Continue reading British Life on Film: History and the Film Archives