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Amateur film: Meaning and practice c. 1927–77

Heather Norris Nicholson


Amateur film: Meaning and practice 1927–77 traces the development of non-professional interests in making and showing film. It explores how amateur cinematography gained a following among the wealthy, following the launch of lightweight portable cine equipment by Kodak and Pathé in Britain during the early 1920s. As social access to the new hobby widened, enthusiasts began to use cine equipment at home, work, on holiday and elsewhere. Some amateurs made films only for themselves while others became cine club members, contributors to the hobby literature and participated in film competitions fr ... More

Keywords: Amateur film, Visual culture, Memory, Social history, Archive film

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719077739
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719077739.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heather Norris Nicholson, author