An amateur film made by members of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) documenting the College of Further Education Christmas Jazz Ball at the Top Rank venue, the Majestic Ballroom, in Newcastle upon Tyne on Wednesday 18 December 1963. A great variety of late 1950s and early 1960s fashions and dance styles are on show, along with footage of three traditional jazz bands: Terry Lightfoot's Jazzmen, and Newcastle jazz scene bands, River City Jazzmen and the Mighty Joe Young Jazzmen.
This 1977 compilation was made to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA). It consists of extracts from the cine club’s films, documentary footage of film shoots and studio work, and presentations at the club, from the club’s first decade through to the 1960s.
An amateur film of a holiday in Bournemouth, Dorset, with trips to Christchurch and the Isle of Wight, shot during August in the 1930s. Footage includes a sequence focusing on women’s beach fashion. This film is part of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) collection.
This award-winning amateur drama was written and directed by Keith Venn, with cast and crew from the Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers’ Association (ACA), and was shot at locations around Newcastle. On a morning like any other, the random destinies of a cast of characters unfold over one fateful hour in Newcastle. The film interweaves the parallel actions of three characters in the hour before 09:00am: a condemned man awaiting execution by hanging in the cells at Moot Hall County Courts; a fashion model with an unexpected assignment at the Royal Turks Head Hotel in Grey Street; and a father taking his daughter to school in West Denton.
A romance doesn’t go according to plan for a woman who wears the wrong outfit for a visit to her fiancé’s relatives and comes a cropper in a paper-chase. This 1930s drama, pitting the flawed hero against a lecherous scoundrel, was produced by James Cameron Jnr. and fellow members of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA).
A compilation of documentary footage shot between 1929 and 1936 by Newcastle Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) of various film shoots at Ravensworth Castle on 7 April 1929, the Lake District in 1929, and a staged pagan ritual in 1936. Also features two cine club outings to the seaside at Cresswell in Northumberland in 1929 and 1930, with choreographed Busby Berkeley-style routines on the beach.
Made by Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) amateur filmmakers, Gus Galloway and Joe Clark, this is a dark tale about a henpecked husband and amateur photographer who plots revenge on his nagging wife during a photo shoot.
A well-dressed wife cheats on her husband during a holiday alone in Tynemouth and plots to keep the fur coat she receives as a gift from her young lover. Her husband indulges in a little subterfuge of his own. This amateur drama was a Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) production. It was commended by the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers (IAC) and Scottish Amateur Film Festival in 1953. Film locations include Durham railway station and the Park Hotel, Tynemouth.
Amateur filmmaker Ronald Pringle goes walkabout along the King’s Road, Chelsea, London. The young people make the King’s Road a place to meet and check out the latest fashions, not only in the shops but also to see what their contemporaries are wearing. Ronald Pringle captures the sights of an emerging ‘hippie’ fashion and culture that manifested itself in the Summer of Love in 1967.
An amateur film produced by Don Nesham of the Cleveland Cine Club and cut to The Beatles 'Twist & Shout' showing a woman in 60's dress dancing beside a wall intercut with various images from popular culture of that period.
An animated advertisment made to promote the re-developed Fenwick department store on Northumberland Street in Newcastle, which included the construction of the corner development. The advert features a fashionable woman unveiling new areas of the store including a new toy department, hair salon and delicatessen while travelling on the new escalators and elevators.
A promotional film about the history of the family run Fenwick department stores made as part of the company’s 100th anniversary in 1982. The film uses a mixture of paintings, historic photographs and Fenwick's own archive material to tell the story of the development of the company from the arrival of John James Fenwick, the founder of the company, in Newcastle in 1868 to the present day. The film capturing some of the company’s key milestones including the opening the first store in Newcastle in 1882, their first store in New Bond Street, London in 1891 and the 140,000sqft store at Brent Cross in London opened in the 1970s.
Preparations for the traditional Chapeltown Carnival in Leeds are underway, and this news piece features interviews with different costume designers and committee members as they get ready for Carnival. This news piece was originally transmitted 22nd August, 1980. Reporter Petrina Rance.
Hardy Amies and Richard Whiteley discuss the latest in men’s fashions in this Calendar News piece originally broadcast on 20th April, 1977. The short interview takes place outside the old Hepworth’s building in Leeds.
Tyne Tees Television Six Five news feature, originally broadcast on 1 june 1968, about a fashion show at the new Hilton Hotel in London held by the Darlington company Patons and Baldwin who produced wool, yarn and knitting patterns for home knitters. The fashion show promotes their new sales product, American knitting needles called “Supersonics”.
This light-hearted Calendar News item investigates the fashions of Carnaby, a small village near Bridlington, East Yorkshire, and whether or not they compare to those of Carnaby Street in London. Liz Fox reports.
An amateur film recording a wedding taking place in Redcar on 7th February 1955 begins with the bride and her father posing for a photographer outside the church. Following the service, a small crowd watches the happy couple as they pose for official photographs along with their friends and family. At the reception views of the cake as well as the groom making a speech. The film end with the couple leaving the reception venue and arriving at their new home together.
A 30 second television advertisement for Vaux Breweries filmed at The Queen public house in Hartlepool where young ‘Vaux fans and beat fans’ enjoy pints of Vaux Beer while watching local pop group ‘The Hartbeats’ performing on stage. The advertisement features ITV sports commentator Kent Walton.
A Tyne Tees Television news magazine feature on fashion with Newcastle-upon-Tyne's modern Civic Centre interiors and exteriors as backdrop, shot by cameraman Ray Jackson. Also showcased is the new Austin Maxi, the last of Sir Alec Issigonis’ designs launched in 1969. The new Civic Centre was opened in 1968.
Home movie produced by amateur filmmaker Donald Oates of a fun New Year's Eve party featuring the Oates and their neighbours at the family home in Brighton Grove, Whitley Bay.
A home movie of the wedding of Morris Gregory to Anne Jameson at St Peter’s Church on Princes Street in Bishop Auckland on 18th February 1953 followed by the reception at the King’s Restaurant possibly on Newgate Street also in the town. The film was made by the bride’s eldest brother Eric Jameson.