Film ID:
YFA 2046

LORD KAGAN MEETS CLIFF MICHELMORE

1969

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Description

This film is a BBC interview between Lord Kagan and Cliff Michelmore.   Joseph Kagan was a Lithuanian-British industrialist and the founder of Kagan Textiles, of Elland, which made raincoats from the waterproof Gannex fabric he had invented.

For the first 13 minutes we only see Kagan’s face while Michelmore asks the questions.  Then the camera pulls back and we see them both.

We hear of his early life in Lithuania and then coming to England.  He tells of his rise to power and how he has integrated into England and Yorkshire in particular.

In the last few minutes he talks at length about the importance of democracy.