This family collection spanning the work of William Friese-Green and his son Claude Friese-Greene constitutes a potted history of the British film industry from it's pre-commercial era, through the development of colour to studio production from 1920 until the 1950s.
The collection contains a mixture of primary and secondary material covering William Friese-Greene's pioneering cinematographic and colour cinematographic work as well as his son's career within the British film industry. It includes objects and equipment (particularly cameras and stereoscopic viewers), family scrap books, film samples, letters and plans, photographic albums, patent applications and specifications, film stills, publicity materials, press cuttings, films and research.
Nine archive boxes containing approximately 730 individual components.
- Access is given in accordance with the NMeM access policy. Material from this collection is available to researchers through the museum’s Insight facility.
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