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London from the back of a bus (Great 1950's Video of a bygone era)
LiveLeak ^ | 11-13-2011

Posted on 11/13/2011 5:39:56 PM PST by timeywimey

A short silent film of London taken from the back of a vehicle showing some of the best recorded ordinary-street scenes ever. What are now termed Classic Cars abound in this as yet undated film. It has the early 1950's aura to it. It wouldn't have been during the 40's and it was definitely not the 1960's, safe to say approximately early 1950's. Great colour film for the period.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History
KEYWORDS: 1950s; fifties; london; nineteenfifties; video
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To: Oztrich Boy
British Non-Racing Green

Yes, and if it is painted British Non-Racing Green it wont go very fast. I should know, I had an MG painted British Racing Green, and it was pretty fast...

51 posted on 11/13/2011 7:21:18 PM PST by FoxPro
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To: GeronL
You could use that film to recreate a scene for a movie, its very cool.

That's what one commenter on the site said it probably was. Very professional looking and deliberately without sound as a studio would supply its own soundtrack. The equivalent of all the helicopter panoramic shots we've grown used to over the last 40 years in movies.

52 posted on 11/13/2011 7:23:01 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81
One Brit commenter on the site did that and said it’s 1955 at the earliest.

I love old cars, so this has been a lot of fun!

53 posted on 11/13/2011 7:23:39 PM PST by FoxPro
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To: buccaneer81

It might have been filmed for background for “in car” movie scenes but it could be used today to reconstruct the entire neighborhood if someone needed it done. At least the “front” of them like in a lot of old westerns.


54 posted on 11/13/2011 7:24:55 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: FoxPro
Let James (Captain Slow) May have a go at it.
55 posted on 11/13/2011 7:37:38 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: FoxPro

From the comments;

This was the Britain all those Tommies died for, not the black and brown multiracial monstrousity that Labour created. Assholes.


56 posted on 11/13/2011 7:46:40 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: timeywimey
Great, now I'm going to have the song "Penny Lane" running through my head for the next few hours.

If I could go back in time, I'd go back to the year 1954.

57 posted on 11/13/2011 7:56:17 PM PST by SamAdams76 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: timeywimey
Live Leak has a few vintage videos like this. Here's one.
58 posted on 11/13/2011 7:56:40 PM PST by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)
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To: GeronL
From Londinium to Londonistan—in between to be tossed in the dust bin.
59 posted on 11/13/2011 8:07:10 PM PST by Happy Rain ( "Many of the most useful idiots of the Left are on the Right.")
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To: SamAdams76

Ha! I thought I noticed a fireman with an hourglass near the end.


60 posted on 11/13/2011 8:26:05 PM PST by Roscoe Karns
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To: timeywimey

Went thru some really upscale neighborhoods.
Thanx


61 posted on 11/13/2011 8:30:19 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: timeywimey

Ping


62 posted on 11/14/2011 8:37:34 AM PST by Poundstone (A recent Federal retiree and proud of it!)
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To: timeywimey

Not a soccer hooligan in sight. Probably still went to footy matches in suits back then.


63 posted on 11/14/2011 8:40:21 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: timeywimey

I like this film of Edwardian London from 1904:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e8hnCRrGoE&feature=related


64 posted on 11/14/2011 8:51:09 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: jessduntno
Another interesting comment:

What a horrible, terrible video! Look at all those awful white people, being oppressors, going about their daily lives, oppressing! Oppressing in the shops, in the streets, on the buses! Thank goodness we've gotten that city all fixed up now with millions of nonwhites, gangs, criminals, and welfare abusers of every kind! Enough of those disgusting clean streets and smiling faces! Makes me sick! It's about time we had a city full of angry, opportunistic nonwhite people who don't speak a single word of English and are all looking for something for free! Now THAT'S progress, eh? Remember, diversity is your strength! These silly clean and safe streets of the 1950's, they're bad, evil things!

Many posters seem to agree that London has changed not for the better, and that it is a tragedy. Someone ought to drive down the same route now and film it for comparison. That would be interesting.

65 posted on 11/14/2011 8:58:10 AM PST by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: Nea Wood

It’s probably called “Bakka Lakka Dakka Street” by now.


66 posted on 11/14/2011 8:59:26 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Nea Wood

Many posters seem to agree that London has changed not for the better, and that it is a tragedy. Someone ought to drive down the same route now and film it for comparison. That would be interesting.”

They’d probably get mugged for the camera by a disaffected youth.


67 posted on 11/14/2011 9:29:07 AM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: timeywimey

Very interesting.


68 posted on 11/21/2011 9:26:24 AM PST by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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