Tag: 1920’s

Germany: Historic Moments on Film

Posted by Published on September 16, 2019

“In the face of the economic plight, it is our task to become pioneers of simplicity…to find a simple form for all of life’s necessities, which is at the same time respectable and genuine.” — Oskar Schlemmer, Artist This week we look to Germany for our Footage archive highlights, as we celebrate 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and Germany became re-unified.  …

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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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Upbeat and High Tempo: The Jazz Age

Posted by Published on May 25, 2017

The Jazz Age was a post-WWI movement in the 1920s from which jazz music, dance and a new joie de vivre emerged. Often referred to in conjunction with the Roaring Twenties, this golden decade opened doors for equality, sexuality and liberation until it ended with the onset of the Great Depression in 1929.   Dancing pair with woman in orange from Le Tumulte Noir (detail), pub….

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Top 10 Cultural Anniversaries: 2017

Posted by Published on January 12, 2017

  It’s fair to say 2016 will go down in the history books as a year that rocked celebrity culture.  Here’s hoping to fewer deaths of stalwarts in the world of music, TV and film this year.  We have plenty of cultural anniversaries to commemorate!  Take a look at our top ten cultural anniversaries of 2017.  You can also visit our archival calendar for many more. 1. Alphonse…

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