Streetmuseum 2.0

By sarah madden, blog editor on 28 Feb 2014
A night shot outside the Palace Theatre before an evening's performance. The Frankie Vaughan Season ran from 20 January to 16 February 1958 and included Vaughan as the headliner and artists such as Petula Clark, who was to sing her latest hits. Collins created a number of night-time photographs playing with the bright lights of the West End to record people enjoying the buzz of fifties nightlife.

A night shot outside the Palace Theatre before an evening’s performance.

To celebrate the update to our well-loved Streetmuseum app, we’ve put together some incredible old images of London with new. Here are five our our favourites…

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Pirates on Film – Part 4 – special extended edition

By john joyce on 20 May 2011

Way back at the beginning of this project to make a montage of Pirates on Film for Pirates: The Captain Kidd Story, I planned to divide it into four themes around which to structure the AV. Well: the best laid plans of mice and curators, etcetera…. Once we had all our material, it didn’t take more than the first test screening based around these themes to show they would have to go out the window. It just didn’t zip. Or zing. It wasn’t fun, and if you can’t achieve that with pirate films then something has gone wrong. It was […]

Pirates on Film – Part 2

By john joyce on 4 May 2011

As I began to research further into the vast history of pirate films for the AV in Pirates: The Captain Kidd Story, four themes started to emerge: Captain Kidd, pirates from literary sources, women pirates, and charting the legends of pirates on film. I started to dig for buried screen treasure to fulfil these (a side effect of this whole exhibition has been awful puns in meetings and a tendency for staff to start arrrrrnswering the phone in piratical ways). It’s always nice to canvass people about what first comes to mind when you say ‘pirate film’. A friend of […]