Category Archives: Film Research

Film show on thursday!

To coincide with the Industrial Revolutionaries exhibition at the Harris Museum I am curating a film show, Yard Works on Film, 7.30pm to 9pm, Mitchell & Kenyon Cinema, Foster Building, Corporation Street, Preston – this thursday evening. To book ring … Continue reading

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Yard Works on Film – coming very soon!

My film show on the Yard Works is coming together. It will include a screening of Will Onda’s masterpiece The Cotton Industry. I am also loving the newsreels provided courtesy of British Pathe. Thanks to Alan Buchanan and Geoff Senior … Continue reading

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Revealed – the former headquarters of the Preston Film Service!

Will Onda set up the Preston Film Service to import and distribute silent films to cinemas. The business was based in a building on Corporation Street in Preston which still stands today. It is located opposite the University of Central … Continue reading

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Was the film “The Little Snow Waif” inspired by the Little Match Girl?

Have now listed and documented 20 silent film posters at the Harris dating from 1910 to 1915. Includes films by Pathe, Edison, Lubin, Cines, IMP, Kalem and Selig. My current favorites are the two posters for The Little Snow Waif. … 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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