Cinema newsreel: Gaumont Graphic, Gaumont British News and British Paramount News

 

Gaumont Graphic was a cinema newsreel launched in Britain in 1910 in silent form, available in silent and sound from the late 1920s. The silent newsreel ceased in 1934, giving way to the sound newsreel Gaumont British News, which continued until the end of January 1959.

British Paramount News began UK operations in 1931 and closed on 10 February 1957. Its release schedule was the same as Gaumont British and the other British cinema newsreels, with new issues twice a week.

Example items:

Gaumont British News: Here & There

1. Here and There 2. Air Mail to Australia 3. London-Gloucester Car Trials 4. Brisbane to Barrow 5. Australia’s Big Race – The Melbourne Cup

Still from the Gaumont British News film "Here & There"

Still from the Gaumont British News film "Here & There"

Gaumont British News: Revolt in Cuba, with Fidel Castro at 32 years old

1. Revolt in Cuba 2. Glamour at the Boat Show 3. He Comes Home a Cardinal 4. Beefeaters Have a “Beef”

Still form the Gaumont British News film "Revolt in Cuba, with Fidel Castro at 32 years old"

Still form the Gaumont British News film "Revolt in Cuba, with Fidel Castro at 32 years old"

Gaumont Graphic: A FORTUNE IN A FACE?

Latvian women prize-winners in a recent competition for grimacing at Riga.

Still from the Gaumont Graphic item "A FORTUNE IN A FACE?"

Still from the Gaumont Graphic item "A FORTUNE IN A FACE?"

Paramount: U.S.A.: Atom Bomb City

First scenes from Inside Oak Ridge Atom Bomb plants, various preparations comprising the make-up of the bomb.

Still from the Paramount film "U.S.A.: Atom Bomb City"

Still from the Paramount film "U.S.A.: Atom Bomb City"

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  2 Responses to “Cinema newsreel: Gaumont Graphic, Gaumont British News and British Paramount News”

  1. My mother is 100 this year and as abirthday present I would like to find a news clip which was shown in cinemas between 1943 – 1955, it featured her mother washing nappies at Butlins filey . My mother tells me the film was about the people behind your holidays. I have written to Butlins and Movietone but they cannot find it in their archives. hoping you can help
    Margaret burns

  2. Margaret,

    Apologies for the delay in responding to your query. The best way to search for clips is to go to the main JISC MediaHub site: http://jiscmediahub.ac.uk/, choose the option to search without logging in and then look for clips by typing in the box on the top right of the screen. However, having had an initial search, I don’t think that we have the clip of your mother that you mention.

    Many thanks,

    Nicola Osborne,
    Social Media Officer for EDINA

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