"Chinatown, San Francisco, has the quaintest Telephone Exchange so far - " reads an intertitle.
Low angle shot of a pagoda style building, the camera pans down to the entrance. Two men stand in the doorway, another man comes out of the building. Interior of the building. Backs of five telephone...
Fascinating glimpse inside London's Overseas Telephone Exchange - we get to eavesdrop on a few calls to foreign lands.
Julian Wylie prepares for his next show "The Apache" - auditions, rehearsals, choreography etc.
Sir Kingsley Wood, the Postmaster General, opens new telephone exchange in London.
Fantastic film about the characteristics and possible fortunes of those born under the sign of Gemini.
Footage of the Paris China Town.
Great footage of a groovy coffee house in Kensington.
American comedienne Joan Miller performs a routine where she is a switchboard operator in a hotel telling about the man she met last night.
Comedy patter from Leslie Weston including a jolly song called "The Freedom of the City."
Short film about invention of answering machine - watch it to see how huge they were in the 50's.
A look at Morse code and other forms of communication.
New machinery and technology in use on modern railways around Britain.
Girls roller skating around a telephone exchange in Los Angeles.
Documentary about Lloyd's of London, the famous insurance organisation
Good footage of engineers performing various tests on telephones at the Post Office Training School.
Unedited material showing controlled bomb explosions. c. 1950
Quickly edited sequence of different methods of communicating information.
Various scenes - especially around Piccadilly Circus - in London.
Good footage of war correspondents typing out reports in an office of the Associated Press.
Parade to celebrate Chinese New Year in San Francisco's Chinatown.
Unedited footage and two American newsreel items featuring scenes of the Sino-Japanese war.
Women in period and futuristic costumes operating telephone switchboard.
A short trailer film encouraging women to apply for jobs as telephone operators.
Various library stories from the 1910s.
Fantastic film showing a group of women training to be private investigators!