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9.5MM FILM CATALOGUE
Another short and very simple page! Wallace Heaton, although today just a branch of Dixons, were the most prestigious photographic company in the UK. Together with their associated company City Sale and Exchange, beside having the Royal appointment, had large cine film libraries and could supply most movie items then available in the UK. Other departments provided film processing, titling, servicing etc. .
In the April 1951 Amateur Cine World magazine, City Sale and Exchange announced a range of four London Scene films - initially in 100ft 16mm Kodachrome and black & white versions. By June 1951 two more titles had arrived and 9.5mm versions became available at just 17/6d each; 100ft black & white, the prints presumably being provided by Pathescope via their triple print 9.5mm from special 35mm positive print stock system. The illustration above is from a Wallace Heaton 16mm film hire catalogue of probably 1951/1952, whilst that below comes from the Wallace Heaton sales catalogue dated 1951 where only 8mm and 16mm versions are listed, but full descriptions are provided. By 1952 the ACW adverts made no mention of the films, so presumably they were withdrawn in favour of the new Walton titles which were becoming available.
The larger advert below comes from the ACW magazine
for September 1951 - are these extra titles or just what is
included in the two Festival films?
As you see from the list below another title has just turned up, so maybe there are more 9.5mm titles out there! (gln Aug 2011)
I'm still looking for decent 16mm Kodachrome copies of any of these titles by the way!
Grahame Newnham: gln @ pathefilm.uk (no gaps in real e-mail address)
©GLN '96 INTERNATIONAL 9.5 FILM CATALOGUE - ALPHABETIC ORDER LISTING 09/08/2006 ------------------------------------------------------------------ 9.5mm Number 9.5mm Film Title Class. Issue-Delete Original Film Title Date 1 C(WH) BATTERSEA GARDENS Travel B/W Silent 51-52 :BATTERSEA GARDENS ??/??/51 GB 1 C(WH) HISTORIC LONDON Travel B/W Silent 51-52 :HISTORIC LONDON ??/??/51*GB 1 C(WH) LONDON IN SPRING Travel B/W Silent 51-52 :LONDON IN SPRING ??/??/51*GB 1 C(WH) LONDON'S WEST END Travel B/W Silent 51-52 :LONDON'S WEST END ??/??/51*GB 1 C(WH) ROYAL LONDON Travel B/W Silent 51-52 :ROYAL LONDON ??/??/51*GB 1 C(WH) SOUTH BANK (THE) Travel B/W Silent 51-52 :SOUTH BANK (THE) ??/??/51 GB 1 C(WH) STUNT MEN Interest B/W Silent 5?-5? :STUNT MEN (Prod: Harold Baim) ??/??/5?*GB ( 7 entries )
Advert in ACW for September 1951
Well - we now know 16mm Kodachrome versions were sold! Films were often bought by tourists in those days - rich American tourists!!
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Two more titles added from Wallace Heston 1951/52 16mm silent catalogue
14Aug2011 Another title "Stunt Men" (genuine 9.5mm print) discovered - thanks Colin Cowles!
03Aug2015 - ACW advert for September 1951 added / 23Aug2016 - col scans added
27Apr2017 - email address updated