The Associated Press and British Movietone, one of the world’s most comprehensive newsreel archives, are collaborating to bring more than half a million digitized film clips to YouTube. Between them the clips span from 1895 until present time including categories such as Momentous Events, Movietone At War, Vintage Glamour, Sporting Greats, and Celebrity Highlights, and will represent the largest collection of historic news content on YouTube.
Whether a history buff or just looking for a little nostalgic reflection, you can view video clips covering such events as Coco Chanel fashions (1932), Elvis “sending them” in Tupelo Mississippi (1956), the bombing of Pearl Harbour (1941), and Mount Vesuvius erupting (1938), plus lots more.
Here’s a little vintage Laurel and Hardy to whet the appetite:
- To start browsing head on over to: https://www.youtube.com/c/britishmovietone
- The Associated Press collection can be accessed from the same page by clicking “Channels” or separately here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHTK-2W11Vh1V4uwofOfR4w
*It would appear that this is a work in progress with more clips still to be uploaded