“Forgotten Hollywood”- Pathe Collection Going to YouTube!

Posted on April 23, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…British_Pathe_current_logo

   Variety is reporting British Pathé, the UK newsreel archive company, has uploaded its entire 100-year collection of 85,000 historic films in high resolution to YouTube. The collection, which spans from 1896 to 1976, comprises some 3,500 hours of historical footage of major events, notable figures, fashion, travel, sports and culture. It includes extensive film from both World War I and World War II.

   Personalities captured in the newsreels include Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Marilyn Monroe, Fidel Castro, John Lennon, Salvador Dali, Mother Teresa, Muhammad Ali, and Charlie Chaplin. British Pathé already makes numerous video clips available on its website free for personal use, and it licenses the archive to television and film producers, and other companies and organizations.

   The YouTube channel is being managed by German online-media company Mediakraft, which will create new content using British Pathé material in English and other languages. Its founder, Charles Pathé, was a pioneer of moving pictures in the silent era.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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