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Old 21st Sep 2021, 10:49 am   #9
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Default Re: Television magazine 1932 33

Originally Posted by phildil View Post
That article mentions that the film was shown "on the Gaumont Sound Mirror" which was a weekly one-reeler cine-magazine series produced between 1930 and 1932. It was the sound version of the already-existing silent "Gaumont Mirror" (tagline: "Reflects Everything New and Novel"). So I should think it's quite likely that the piece with Baird was a section of an edition of Gaumont Sound Mirror, rather than being a standalone short subject.

Cine-magazines were a (often light-hearted) regular accompaniment to the cinema newsreel. Two famous series were Pathe (Colour) Pictorial and Rank's Look at Life, among many others.

Ironically, the Gaumont British studios at Shepherds Bush later became BBC Lime Grove.


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Thank you Phil sorry for the late reply ! thanks very interesting and very helpful .
i sure hope it was what you think as it may still exist ! i will pass this information onto Iain Baird
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