Author: Holly Webster

Holly Webster heads up Bridgeman Footage and looks after all of the existing and newly acquired collections. Her favourite clip is Early Flight Prototypes (BFF623042), a montage showing the earliest attempts at building flying machines.

Halas&Batchelor: An Animated History

Posted by Published on July 1, 2018

Bridgeman Footage proudly represents the legendary Halas & Batchelor collection. Formed in 1940, the Halas & Batchelor animation studio occupies a unique place in British cinema. Pioneered by John Halas and Joy Batchelor, the studio became one of Europe’s most influential producers of animated films right up into the 1970s. Bridgeman Footage represents a wide selection of short and feature length films from this collection,…

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On the Road with Bridgeman Footage

Posted by Published on June 1, 2017

With the sun coming out and the weather warming up, holiday booking season is upon us. To alleviate your work-head and inject some long-awaited wanderlust, we’re showcasing our favourite collections of contemporary travel footage, all available to license in stunning high-definition. Dorian Webber Wonderfully cinematic footage from Japan, Northern America, Canada and Thailand, including mountainous landscapes, light-filled cityscapes, wildlife and ancient monuments.   Laboratoriorosso An…

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This September is the 130th anniversary of the founding of the Eastman Kodak Company (referred to simply as Kodak). We take a look at a special collection of footage shot by the artist Philip de László, who was gifted one of the first motion cameras by George Eastman, the founder of Kodak.   Brimming with the glamour, grandeur and fun of British high society in the 20s and 30s,…

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The Vietnam War on Film

Posted by Published on May 30, 2017

The Vietnam War – often referred to in the US as “America’s longest war” and in Vietnam, as the Resistance War Against America – grew out of the American commitment to the containment of communism during the Cold War. For around 15 years, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in the North fought against an American-supported Republic of Vietnam in the South. The war for the…

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Vaudeville in Early Motion Film

Posted by Published on May 30, 2017

Roll up, roll up! Come in and watch a collection of weird and wonderful vaudeville acts from the very beginnings of motion picture. Dating back to the 1890s, this enchanting collection is a treasure trove of wacky performances and unique talents, eternally captured on film by the pioneering experimental work of Thomas Edison, his peers and their newly invented motion picture cameras. Come and see…

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Cruel Fates: One Voyage too Far

Posted by Published on May 23, 2017

Five explorers whose lives ended suddenly and tragically in pursuit of new discoveries   Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) Scott was an English naval officer, hired by the Royal Geographical Society before WWI to explore the Antarctic alongside Ernest Shackleton. In the wake of these navigations’ extreme success, Scott dreamed to set off again to the South Pole and garner further distinction for the British Empire….

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  Bridgeman Footage is proud to represent this collection of exquisitely staged historical establishing scenes, from the award-winning production company, Sullivan Entertainment. If you’re looking for an authentic, high quality cut-away, or a richly detailed establishing shot for your period drama, educational film, historical documentary or commercial, this collection could be just the ticket. The Sullivan Entertainment collection provides beautifully cinematic clips of period houses,…

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The Cold War on Film

Posted by Published on May 23, 2017

Archival footage captures the tension and turmoil between the Democratic West and Soviet East after World War Two.  The Cold War began soon after the end of WWII and escalated into a long period of fraught tension between the world’s two “superpowers”: the democracies of the Western world, led by the United States, and the communist states of Eastern Europe, led by the Soviet Union….

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August 2019 will see the 45th anniversary of the death of America’s most famous male aviator. We rediscover the Lone Eagle’s most famous moments through archival photography and footage 26th August 2019 marks 45 years since the death of Charles Lindbergh: pilot, author and activist. From an early age, the aviator extraordinaire was fascinated by automobiles and motorbikes, briefly studying mechanical engineering and, in 1924,…

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Art

Cyril Power: Rhythms of Modern Life

Posted by Published on May 22, 2017

Exploring the vibrant and dynamic art of England’s most celebrated avant-gardist linocut printmarker. ‘When we say a work of Art has form, we mean its instinct with Life.’ Cyril Power, 1924 The Spirit of Sport Cyril Edward Power (1872–1951) is an English artist celebrated for his iconic linocut prints. He worked as an architect until his early fifties, then jumping ship to embark on a…

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