You might not realise it, but early British cinema and magic are very closely linked. Magicians used the new moving pictures as part of their shows; film-makers used the popularity of magicians to create appealing films.
Toni is Associate Curator of Film at the National Science and Media Museum.
Curator Toni Booth digs into our archives to examine early film and television of one of Britain’s most iconic sporting events: the Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race.
Robert Paul’s film of the 1896 Prince’s Derby can be considered one of the earliest examples of newsreel footage. Ahead of this year’s Derby on 2 June, curator Toni Booth takes a closer look.
Toni Booth takes a first look at the impressive archive of the master of the animation loop, Run Wrake.
This intriguing piece of sporting history is part of our archive…