Extremely Rare color film shows How London looked in 1927
Original Biocolour Film Enhanced by BFI
Photographer and classic Film maker Claude Friese-Greene is famed for shooting a few of the first colour film footage in London - the video below is from way back in 1927!
This is truly art. Black and white create a mystique, it creates nostalgia and a sense of time. To see this footage in colour really puts you in the scene. We have seen films shot in this time period before, but the authenticity makes the footage truly special.
Film pioneers are usually associated with French names like Lumiere and Melies, but Friese-Greene’s style captures London in acute detail for its time. The video is eerily calm and doesnt look that much different from the London we know today - see what you think?
The British Film Institute have used computer enhancement to minimise the flickering and low quality of the original bicolour film.