Video: London Theatres in 1924 and 2014

Filmmaker Simon Smith has created a stunning movie, comparing footage from London in 1924 and London in 2014.

Smith has taken footage from a 1924 series of short films shot by Harry B. Parkingson and Frank Miller documenting London, and cut them against 2014 footage of London.

Simon stood in exactly the same spots as Parkingson and Miller to shoot the film, which directly compares scenes from 1924 and today.

A number of sequences show London theatres, including the Lyceum Theatre on Wellington Street, the London Coliseum on St Martin’s Lane, the Theatre Royal Haymarket, the Ambassadors and St Martin’s Theatres on West Street, and the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Catherine Street.


Simon Smith’s video “Wonderful London in 1924 & 2014”



BUY: Amazon UK: Wonderful London (DVD)
Also see: YOUTUBE: “London in 1927 and 2013” tracing the footsteps of Claude Friese-Greene, by Simon Smith: view here
Simon Smith’s website

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