"Activity at Croydon Airport in 1936, with focus on Imperial Airways' international flights. Original film was 33 minutes in length. This is possibly the only surviving representative of the very first Ten Best competition organised by 'Amateur Cine World' magazine." (EAFA Database)
Travelogue that visits tourist destinations across several countries in South America.
"Documentary on the Auxiliary Air Force 600 (Bomber) Squadron in training at RAF Tangmere." (EAFA Database)
"On bicycle and afoot, Stan Midgley, humorist and photographer, explored some of the more inaccessible points of the Canadian Rockies. The result of his adventures is 'Awheel and Afoot in the Canadian Rockies'." Battle Creek Enquirer, Oct. 16, 1959, 26.
"Edited film by Floyd Henry Wells, a retired salesman and a member of the Wally Byam Caravan Club of Airstream trailers, chronicles travel with a Wally Byam club down the Baja Peninsula. Film documents scenic landscapes, road signs and natural wonders along the Baja Pen and scenes of cities, town, churches and markets in Mexico. Film also captures local peoples including Mexican bands and dancers and a bakery with an outdoor stone oven. Some identified locations include Ensenada, Rancho Santa Ynez, El Presidente (motor lodges), Santa Rosalia, Tropic of Cancer, La Paz, Alamos, El Caracol and the Hotel los Portales. Film is narrated by his wife, Ruth Wells, who identifies many of the locations and events depicted with some historic comments or trivia. Wells also comments on various issues of importance to travelling by an Airstream trailer such as water sources and etiquette," Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum.
Beep Beep is a quickie little cutie that deals with the concern of a proud Cadillac owner when, at 120 miles an hour, a little Nash Rambler begins to go around him. If you recall the popular song by the same name, you know the outcome" PSA Journal, Sept. 1966, 35.
"Canadian Capers, filmed by Hamilton H. Jones, ACL, is a superlatively good vacation picture, complete in every important detail and containing several magnificent examples of sequencing. Among these is a satisfying study of a railway train. Mr. Jones neglected none of the cinematically interesting views that are unique to this subject and included several, such as scenes inside the engine cab, that ordinarily could not be secured. This picture has the important quality of conveying to the audience the maker's enthusiasm for the subjects filmed." Movie Makers, Dec. 1932, 560.
"Opened in November 1903, the Colne and Trawden Light Railway ran along the Burnley and Keighley roads though the town. The line closed for good on 6th January 1934, shortly after these scenes were shot, so the film marks the end of an era for this Lancashire town." (BFI Player)
"In a color chucklelogue Midgley will show spectacular pictures of Colorado today and give a nostalgic look into Colorado's colorful past. . . . The film features Denver, Pikes Peak, the Garden of the Gods, the Royal Gorge, Estes Park, ascent of Longs Peak, Trail Ridge Road, skiing at Aspen, and pictures of ghost towns and horseless carriages. Some of these pictures, filmed in excellent color years ago during the last days of the Narrow Gaugers, could never be replaced." The Clock Tower, Oct. 17, 1969, 1.
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