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Grahame Newnham's
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May we wish all web-site visitors - a very

HAPPY, HEALTHLY, & PEACEFUL

2024 !


UPDATE!

It is with heavy heart that we must let everyone know that Grahame
passed away on May 1, 2020
His entire collection was donated to the
USC HMH Foundation Moving Image Archive
and it is our goal to maintain Grahame's legacy through
his website and his extensive collection.
Over the coming months and years we plan on continuing
to add to the site, including adding a memorial section
for Grahame that will include some of his personal films.


Listen to a bit of British tradition before it is wiped from our memories! - click here!

You can still get the UK 'Ben Ben' to 'bong' here!


Welcome!
Grahame's hobby site mainly features Pathé amateur film sizes,
9.5mm; 28mm; 17.5mm; but -
especially the vintage 9.5mm 'Nine-Five' home movie gauge!
- plus even a bit about Pathé phonographs, records etc.!



Charles Pathé - the man who started it all!


What's new?

2024

Finally started to complete the list of French 17.5mm Silent Films goto 17.5mm French Silent Films - 16June2024
Located a copy of Grahame's original Complete French Optical Sound Film Catalogue  goto 9.5mm Books - 08June2024
Great News, A brand new Maurice Trace Guide to The New Adventures of Tarzan on 9.5 goto 9.5mm Books - 25January2024
Expanded the 9.5mm Book section with more titles and images including Pathextracts from the U.S.  goto 9.5mm Books - 03January2024

2023

Watch Larry Pearce film of  very first 1962 Get-Together goto 1962 Get Together - 12Nov2023
Added a section to compile all of the great writings of Maurice Trace goto Maurice Trace - 24Aug2023

2022
Greatly expanded the 9.5 Pathex Sound on Disc catalog goto Pathex Catalog - 20Dec2022
Watch Larry Pearce film of 1965 Get-Together goto 1965 Get Together - 19Dec2022
Began filling in missing Group 9.5 Get Together reports - goto Group 9.5 pages - 15Dec2022
Created Group 9.5 Club Magazine page- goto Group 9.5 mags - 16Dec2022

For the list of previous years' updates Click Here


This site's main purpose is to feature / promote the vintage Pathé 9.5mm home movie cine film gauge.
Grahame collected  9.5mm films & equipment, in particular Pathéscope 9.5mm optical sound films -


Internet links to film clips direct from Grahame's web-site pages

For all uploads (over 360 items now, with more to come),
just 'google' - "YouTube 95filmforever" for the full list!

We can now
watch many 9.5mm, 17.5mm & 28mm films we read about!

Grahame N. (From 8July2013 onwards)


1. Click for NINE-FIVE mm home movie film pages. 19Apr2020

These Nine-Five pages include illustrated articles / film lists for - Alice cartoons; Betty Boop cartoons; Bonzo The Dog cartoons; Charlie Chaplin; Coronation (1953) films on 9.5mm; Dance Band films on 9.5mm; Felix the Cat; Disney / Mickey Mouse cartoons; E.J. Fancey / D.U.K./ New Realm; The Hallroom Boys; Hazel Ascot; Jean Image cartoons; Jimmie Adams; Lortac cartoons; Laurel & Hardy; George Pal Puppetoons; "Ninefive Notebooks"; Pathéscope film shorts; Pathé-Baby Stencil Colour 9.5mm shorts; Popeye cartoons; Sabrina glamour films; Scrappy cartoons; Snipshots animated films; Sponsored Films; Steve The Horse cartoons; Wilson, Kepple & Betty; 9.5mm camera film; 9.5mm Dufaycolor; 9.5mm "Soundies". - Many pages with YouTube links to 9.5mm uploads!

Plus - details of the UK 9.5mm Club "Group 9.5"; overseas 9.5 Clubs. (See below for the Group 9.5 pages)

Plus - 9.5mm sound/silent printed film catalogues - all UK, French & USA releases - detailed lists / illustrations -

Plus - 9.5mm cine equipment listings - cameras, projectors, accessories. a few individual pages. Regularly updated!

Plus - new from 2011 - details of 9.5mm printed films now available commercially on DVD


New from 2013 - links to watch some of the 9.5mm films on YouTube!


Pathé made a first attempt at home cinema in 1911 - this was 28mm.
Here are pictures & information about the Pathé 28mm KOK projector, camera & printed film lists.
Also, the American designed and built New Premier Pathéscope 28mm cine projector,
plus, the really rare, also American designed and built, Victor 28mm cine projector.

2. Click for TWENTY-EIGHT mm home movie film pages 22Mar2020 -


The French Pathé-Frérès company also launched a 17.5mm movie film gauge mainly for printed films
This section includes a 17.5mm history plus 17.5mm equipment & 17.5mm silent/sound printed film lists.

3. Click for SEVENTEEN-FIVE mm 'home movie' film pages 17Apr2020 -


Pathé introduced the Pathéorama filmstrip viewer and projector
Interesting Pathé / Pathéscope leaflets & adverts from the UK, France & Overseas
A full history of Pathéscope in the UK has been published
Photos and details of Pathescope people from around 1950
(added 2019)

4. Click for PATHÉ EPHEMERA 20Apr201526Sep2019


This section contains details of the some of the annual Amateur Cine World "Ten Best" film competitions;
also the annual 9.5mm International Festivals - with details of the UK 2020 event!
and a growing selection of 9.5mm amateur films to watch on YouTube!

Plus - 9.5mm charger/magazine loading & 9.5mm Widescreen Filming - Hopefully other topics to come!

5. Click for AMATEUR FILMING - 31May2015.15Feb2020 -


For those still interested in filming or collecting films on that old fashioned celluloid, please look at these pages - contributions for future issues very welcome! August 2016 - Issue 8 at last! (which includes an index for the Laurel & Hardy DVD boxed set )
This on-line magazine includes UK cine events; readers' free adverts; cine services (including film transfer companies) and useful data pages etc,

Sorry! This hasn't been updated since 2016, i won't be adding any more new issues now .....

6. Click for THE CELLULOID IMAGE - On-line cine magazine 24Aug2016


Here are some interesting film & cinema related Web sites:-

7. Click for general CINEMA web-site links.


Another of Grahame's interests was music, including pre-war dance band, swing & jazz.

A favourite was the late Evelyn Dall who sang with the Ambrose Band - with a film listing & discography, plus brief biography, photos etc! 10March2017

The story of Pathé & the phonograph March2002

A page all about sultry torch singer Dinah Kaye - discography, filmography 01Dec2016 17Jun2019

Also music quips/quotes and music web links 25March2013

8. Click for MUSIC pages. 12Jul2019


New from 2013/2014 - links to watch the films on You Tube

And for 2019 - listen to some of the recordings!


9. Click for GLN LEGACY pages- 17Jul2015.18Jan2020

Before broadband, in the days of 'dial-up' internet & only a 15Mb Freeserve web-site, I started odd pages for ephemera, photos, my family geneology etc - just found some of this tucked away - so it's back up on the web-site again!

Also there are now C.E.G.B. (Central Electricity Generating Board) - Fawley Power Station Social Club photos.
plus Fawley Power Station Sports & Social Club Camera Club photographs!
and now CEGB training/promo films!

 


10. OK - say this is "joke for today" or perhaps this month, year? (Or when I get to change it!)


Seems appropriate - I would recommend French red - from the Loire -
Cabernet Franc grape - Chinon / Saumur / Bourgueil / St Nicholas de Bourgueil / Anjou
Or if you prefer white wine, try Muscadet - Melon de Bourgogne grape - The Loire, nearer to Nantes!


Whilst this site is mainly dedicated to the vintage 9.5mm (and 28mm /17.5mm) movie film gauges,
introduced by the French Pathé / Pathé-Freres company, (and in the UK by Pathéscope Ltd)
it is not at all connected with the current 'reborn' commercial Pathé companies.
See www.britishpathe.com for free access information on Pathé cinema newsreels.
See www.pathe.co.uk for details of current cinema movies distributed by Pathé.


Yes! There's lots here to see and read, bookmark the site and visit again soon! There will be updates!
On a modern web browser you can save all these pages to enjoy offline - in Internet Explorer for example, just click on '
Favourites'/'Add to Favourites' then check the 'Make Available Offline' box & click 'OK'. You'll be bored for hours! ......Grahame N.

It is flattering to see whole chunks of Grahame's web-site used elsewhere, but legally this is theft - all material here is copyright to Grahame and the archive. Please either create a link here, or use the following credit

© Grahame Newnham Collection , USC HMH Foundation Moving Image Archive.

Contact the archive at: presto @ pathefilm.uk (remove spaces for correct address)


Created Feb2000 ............ Last updated 24 August 2023 ....... index.html ...... © MM to MMXV111 Grahame L. Newnham , USC HMH Foundation Moving Image Archive
03Apr2015 - the one to blame! - Charles Pathe added / 20Apr2015 - Pathe Ephemera section added
04Jan2016 - New Year title added - plus still the Christmas pages (till the New Year!) / 18Jan2016 - End of Christmas etc. till December next!
01Dec2017 - Christmas pages up again! / 04Feb2018 - End of Christmas pages till maybe this December!
12Dec2019 - Christmas pages up again! / 01Jan2020 - tidied for 2020!