Forget those fictional re-enactments of what life was like in the 1920’s, here’s is actual footage of the period.
Is it just me or does it seem so…primitive? The language, the people (where’s all the over-weight ones?), even the cars make it seem like a different world.
Perhaps this video is so strange to me because I’m an American. But having visited Britian, this archive color footage is still surprising. A lot of the historic buildings have been well preserved today- not something too common here in the states.
It should be noted that the original footage of this was taken by the pioneer filmmaker Claude Friese-Greene who “colorized” black and white film footage by inserting red and green stained frames in between the non-color ones to create an illusion of true color.