The City Of Night Lights 1927

Star Item
  • Add to Favourites
  • View as stills
This video has no sound
  • Description

    Paris, France.

    Lights illuminate on the Eiffel Tower. Shots of Paris lit up at night with extravagant illuminations including a sign that says "Pigalle". Displays featuring clowns and dragons are shown. Via an intertitle the question is asked: "why can't we instil some attractive lighting like this into our Metropolis, and make a brighter City to attract the great Tourist stream?". Illuminated fountains are shown and nice shots of an illumination featuring pierrots blowing bubbles.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue 573.

    Safety print exists.

    Note: nice shots although film has some image damage.

    See 846.08 which is a digibeta copy of the safety print. The safety print version looks slightly softer but less damage to image. Check both to see which image quality is preferred. This version is from the neg, the other is from print.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1927
    Sound:
    Mute
    Media URN:
    14600
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    846.01
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:02:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:04:00 / 01:02:34:00
    Canister:
    EP 044
    Sort Number:
    EP 044
  • Appears in...

    Collections
    Cinemagazines
    Categories
    Lifestyle & Culture Travel & Exploration Entertainment & Humour
    WorkSpaces
    Cities 1910-45 Bullseye - spectacular structures National Grid Paris 1920- 1940 ANNEESFOLLES telesgop Paris
  • Stills

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.

All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment

To post a comment, please Register or to add a comment
August 2014 marks 100 years since the start of World War One. To honour this landmark occasion, British Pathé have launched this definitive collection of WW1 films.
yardstare
Animals are often the forgotten army of World War I. They displayed unwavering courage even when exposed to extreme conditions. British Pathé pay tribute to these forgotten warriors.
WW1animals
British Pathe captured many extraordinary events on film over its 80 year history but sometimes the cameras were switched on when tragedy struck.
Franz Reichelt

Related Videos

Hide
Super Tanks Demonstrated In France

Super Tanks Demonstrated In France

Tanks mow down trees and brick walls in a demonstration in France.

Super Tanks Demo In France

Super Tanks Demo In France

Duplicate of story in issue 38/38 - this one without soundtrack.

Countrymans Brain Wave Aka Countryman's Brain Wave

Countrymans Brain Wave Aka Countryman's Brain Wave

A French farmer converts manure to methane gas which powers lights and turbines.

Fighting For The Franc

Fighting For The Franc

First meeting of French cabinet lead by Prime Minister, Raymond Poincare.

French Coast From Dover

French Coast From Dover

NG shots of French coast - camera lens is v. dirty.

Entry To Meeting

Entry To Meeting

Programme sellers stand at gates as people enter stadium or race course.

French Meeting At Large Stadium

French Meeting At Large Stadium

Anti Bolshevik rally in occupied France.

French Partisans

French Partisans

Footage of French partisans.

Verbal warfare at its best. Here are some of history's greatest retorts and snarling insults. These people certainly didn't mince their words!
pope
The Duke of Edinburgh has many talents, but it is his unique way with words that often receives the most attention. 
Philip
Over its history, the Pathe cameras filmed a number of people who had committed heinous crimes. So in no particular order, these images show ten faces of truly evil men and women.
Himmler
Are you guilty of perpetuating a story regardless of its truth? Here are some classic urban myths which you may not know are false.
Urban Legends
10 telling images selected from British Pathé's extensive WWI footage. 'The war to end all wars' was a war without parallel: over 70 million military personnel were involved and over 17 million people died.
WW1
Life before health and safety laws; men worked at huge heights, balancing on girders and cranes all in order to help build the world's tallest skyscrapers.
Vertigo
The images taken from inside Buchenwald Concentration Camp after its Liberation show us what it was like; it tells us what happened and forces us to remember.
Buchenwald