01 September 2014

Episode 130: Gaumont Studios


Picture: Friends of Dog Kennel Hill Wood
At the turn of the century there was a Gaumont Film Company studio on Champion Hill in Camberwell. There's nothing left of it now, but the Friends of Dog Kennel Hill Wood hosted a screening of films produced by the studio on the spot the sound stage was located this past Saturday night.

We talked to the organisers about putting this extravaganza of Edwardian cinema together and have a chat about the films themselves as well as the innovation and creativity that still shine through. 

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One of the films made at Gaumont was How Percy Won The Beauty Competition, which features the first ever footage of Champion Hill Stadium.

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