A Tour of the Cinema Museum with Ronald Grant


I’m a bit wary about adding YouTube clips to The Bioscope. My pernickety film archivist principles will prevent me from posting anything that’s been ripped off illegally from somewhere else, so I’ll try to stick to legitimately posted stuff which is of interest. So, let’s start with this wonderful tour of The Cinema Museum, the treasure trove of film memorabilia held in the former Lambeth workhouse where Chaplin’s mother was incarcerated. It isn’t open to the public alas, but this five-minute tour is a real treat, with programmes, music scores, posters, films, memorabilia, costumes, equipment, journals and stills, all crammed in so that there’s barely room to move.

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