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The Crystal Palace is on Fire! & Crystal Reflections


Price: £11.00


The Crystal Palace is on Fire! and Crystal Reflections
To mark the 60th anniversary of the Crystal Palace's destruction by fire on the night of 30th November 1936, the Crystal Palace Foundation produced a 55 minute video (very limited availability) packed with rare archive film footage telling the story of the world famous Victorian building. The VHS video has now been converted to DVD and combined with another of our videos - Crystal Reflections.

Written and presented by film historian the late John Huntley of the London Film Archive, the DVD spans the full range of entertainment and sport at the "People's Palace", as well as the dramatic night when it burned to the ground in a blaze seen across London and the South-East.

The DVD shows this drama as well as happier times of brass bands, dog shows, cup finals, W.G. Grace, fireworks and much more.

"Crystal Palace is on Fire!" - 55 minutes
Contents:

* The Great Exhibition
* 1899 - Open Air Theatre
* WG Grace
* Ladies cycling
* 1934 - Penny-Farthing race
* 1911 - FA Cup Final
* 1937 - Racing circuit
* 1934 - Co-op Festival
* 1934 - Woodcraft Folk display
* London Co-op Society folk dancing
* Acrobatics
* 1907 - Harry Lauder singing 'I love a Lassie'
* 1900 - 'Little Titch et ses Big Boots'
* George Robey impersonating Charlie Chaplin
* 1934 - Charlie Chaplin look-a-like race
* 1931 - Anerley Hill tram
* High Level Railway Station and underground subway
* 1934 - Kennel Club dog show
* c1926 Chariot racing
* Crystal Palace dinosaurs
* 1936 - Choral rehearsal
* John Logie Baird and television
* 1912, 1920s and 1930s - Brocks Fireworks
* 1901 - UK / USA Fire Brigade competition
* 1936 - Crystal Palace Fire and aftermath
* 1941 - Bringing down the North Tower

BONUS film (on same DVD)
Crystal Reflections - 21 minutes
Contents:

* Personal memories of local residents Joan Warwick and Eric Spottiswoode
* O'Brien's funfair
* Speedway
* Fireworks
* 1936 Fire and aftermath

(Very limited stocks of the video version of Crystal Palace is on fire! and Crystal Reflections are still available from us on this website at £5.00 each).

Black and White and Colour. Total DVD time 76 minutes