Brazil!

By Elizabeth Bowley.   With the Olympics taking place in Rio this month, we thought we would delve in the archive to see what we could find on Brazil. As both Latin America’s and South America’s largest country there turned out to be quite a few interesting clips, from football
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Dalton Trumbo and the Hollywood Blacklist

By Elizabeth Bowley.   Trumbo, starring Bryan Cranston, tells the story of Dalton Trumbo and the Hollywood blacklist. The film demonstrates how fears surrounding the Cold War and communism managed to penetrate all aspects of society, including the filmmaking industry. Trumbo highlights the barbarity of the blacklist and the damaging
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Howard Hughes

By Elizabeth Bowley.   To celebrate Howard Hughes’ birthday on Christmas Eve we thought we’d provide you with some interesting facts about the fascinating life of the aviator, director and recluse that was Howard Hughes.     Hughes set many world records as an aviator, including a new record for
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Reasons We Love Marlon Brando

By Elizabeth Bowley.   The new documentary Listen to Me Marlon is released in the UK in the next few weeks! So to celebrate the release of the film, we thought why not list all the reasons that we love Marlon Brando? First off, he was quite a dish in
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Marilyn Monroe’s Last Night

By Victoria Spiegelberg.   Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her bedroom on August 5th 1962 by her psychiatrist doctor Ralph Greenson. She was just 36 years old. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office ruled the death as “acute barbiturate poisoning” and “probable suicide”. However many people including the first police
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Marilyn Monroe: A Queen in her Own Realm

Author Tara Hanks writes on British Pathé’s footage of Marilyn Monroe and the story behind it… Marilyn Monroe was one of the most-photographed women of the last century. Beyond her acting roles, however, footage of the legendary star is fairly thin on the ground. During the 1950s, when her career soared,
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Ronald Reagan Films: How The B-Movie Cowboy Became President

Long before Ronald Reagan became an emblem of 1980s world politics he was a Senator of California, and an actor before that. Reagan’s early years are naturally shadowed by his later prominence, but thankfully British Pathe were there to capture Reagan’s formative years on film. For example in this clip Ronald
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