This film was made as a promotional film for Leeds University and highlights the wide range of subject areas potential students can choose to study, the facilities the university provides, and aspects of student's social life including student halls and the University Union. The film also includes interviews with many of the University's current students.
This is a humorous, animated film about a mean-spirited industrial tycoon who sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for his lost youth. It is a version of the Faust legend set in Batley, Yorkshire. The film was made by Tony Hall and others at Leeds University and was also based on a story by William Beaumont, a local writer now deceased.
This film covers the move of the Yorkshire Post to new premises in 1970, and later the switch to new production methods, from linotype typesetting to phototypesetting, in 1980.
Filmed in 1962, this film captures a behind the scenes look at part of the making of the John Schlesinger film, Billy Liar (1963). This film gives an interesting look at the production of Billy Liar as portions of the Leeds and Bradford location shoots have been documented on this film.
Made by members of the Wakefield Cine Club, this film includes news items taken throughout the year from summer 1967-1968. Included is footage from the Enthronement of Eric Treacy, 8th Bishop of Wakefield and opening of a section of the M1 motorway.
This film was made by Wakefield Amateur Cine Club and contains a variety of footage from different parts of Wakefield, reporting on construction in the area, new store opening and charity events that have taken place.
This film is part of the Wakefield Museum Collection and consists of a sequence of news items from around the locality including a Fete at County General Hospital, Hovercraft at Nostell, and a New Wholesale Market in Wakefield.
This promotional film shows the production of Wimsol cleaning products at their factory in Keighley; including research, production, distribution, selling and marketing of the final product. It also shows a works outing to Blackpool.
Toffee Crisp chocolate bars were first produced in 1963. The bars were originally made by Mackintosh's at their Halifax factory. The following reel consists of a series of adverts for this product which ran during the year of its launch.
This is a comical story about a man who takes up filmmaking as a hobby. During his exploration with the world of cine, he eventually makes a name for himself before being accidently killed whilst shooting an action sequence for his latest film. The story is told by the narrator in a humorous way with the use of rhyme.
This is a comical film that, in a roundabout way, shows the work of Leeds Movie Makers, through a witty script and clever editing.
This is comical film passing comment on the work of film processing companies.
Made by the University of Bradford, this promotional film highlights the benefits of being a student studying at their university. The film features the University’s facilities and various academic programmes as well as provides a good example of 1970s student life in Britain.
This is a promotional film made by Brook Motors of Huddersfield. In this dramatization, the famous inventor, Michael Faraday, has come back to life and is given a tour of the works, highlighting the production process at the Brook Motor plant.
This is a short advertisement for Melbourne beer and includes a humorous commentary.
This film is a BBC Nationwide news item about the success of Rowntree Mackintosh following the company merger in 1969.
This reel consists of a number of advertisements for Quality Street Chocolates from 1955-1956. The product was launched in 1936 by Halifax confectioner Mackintosh and has become an extremely popular Christmas purchase. These advertisements include "The Mayor" and "Miss" as well as the later Quality Street Gang. Unlike some of its other products, the slogan for Quality Street had changed with each ad campaign. Slogans contained in this reel include:
"Never say no to Mackintosh's Quality Street."
"Enjoy the luxury of Quality Street."
"There's no stopping you with Quality Street."
"Quality Street, have some today."
"Every week Quality Street, Quality Street."
"Nothing pleases people like Quality Street at Christmas."
"Quality Street goes down BIG with families."
"This is the gang."
"They're a sweet bunch of characters."
"Make friends with the Quality Street gang, they're a sweet bunch of characters."
"What's your favourite, favourite?"
A film made by ER Hardy of the Halifax Cine Club documenting the workings inside the offices of the Halifax Evening Courier newspaper.
This reel consists of a number of advertisements for Quality Street Chocolates from 1958-1985. The product was launched in 1936 by Halifax confectioner Mackintosh and has become an extremely popular Christmas purchase. These advertisements include "The Mayor" and "Miss" as well as the later Quality Street Gang.
This film, made by the Audio Visual Department at Leeds University, is part of the John Murray collection, and is a visual prospectus to promote it to future undergraduates. The film uses interviews with current students, voiceover descriptions of the departments and facilities and gives a great amount of information about how universities and the higher education system was run at the time. Film opens on an old style sports car which is driving along a motorway in the direction of the camera. The shot then cuts to a long shot taken from a bridge looking down onto the car as it drives away from the camera.
This film was made by Yorkshire Television as a promotion on behalf of the Yorkshire Post. The commentary gives a history of the newspaper, and an outline of the various editions and coverage of the newspaper group. It also shows in detail the move into new premises in 1970 and the new machinery and processes that were introduced at that time.
This film documents the Burton Suit Factory in 1950 including aspects of the factory itself and the facilities and advancements in order to ensure employee well being while producing a quality made product. This is currently the earliest factory film of the Burton Collection and features more hand sewing and less machinery. Additionally, it documents the newest technology for testing the durability of the cloth used for the Burton suits.
This film, part of the larger Ideals of Industry, was made in order to advertise the welfare facilities and services available to the employees of the Burton factory.
This film was made in order to show the manufacturing of a suit from the very start until the satisfied customer takes it home with him at the end of the journey. These suits are made in a combination of hand stitching and mass production, but made to order and specifically fit each individual customer.
This uses much of the same material as The Road to Fashion, however, it is specifically made to advertise Jackson the Tailor. There are a few scenes and sequences which are different and will be noted. For other specifics, please see entry for The Road To Fashion.