Monthly Archives: July 2010

Film posters update

Spent this morning photographing the posters we catalogued last week. It was wonderful to see the three part billboard poster for Bloodhounds of the Law in all its glory with title, image and production credit. Hoping to turn them into … Continue reading

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Onda and local newspapers

Will Onda used local newspapers to advertise his films from 1908 until the 1920s. We are using these adverts to list every local interest film that Onda made and screened in Preston. This invaluable work is being done by Preston … Continue reading

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Silent Film Posters at the Harris

Today Peter Vickers and I have been looking at a small group of silent film posters saved from a building called Regent House on Tithebarn Street more than 50 years ago. Peter has discovered the building may have belonged to … Continue reading

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The Cotton Industry by Will Onda on show at the Harris

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Will Onda

This blog documents my ongoing research into the life and work of Will Onda of Preston who was an acrobat, entertainer, filmmaker, cinema and theatre proprietor.  Will Onda was the stage name and also the preferred name of Hugh Rain … Continue reading

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