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Cosmopolitan London, Short Movie, 1924 IMDB

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  • Wonderful London: Cosmopolitan London

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dsl SX

2016-01-23 22:11

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10 minute film from 1924, part of the "Wonderful London" series produced by Graham Wilcox Films and directed by Harry B Parkinson & Frank Miller. Released in 2012 on a BFI dvd
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with 12 of these films (apparently there were 20+ altogether)

A look round at the various cosmopolitan pockets of communities living in Londom from all round the world - can be seen here. Some odd captioning ...
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.... "crimpies and harpies"???

Various things
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compare with 1979 view
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from this series and I think we have other shots from other films

Sunbar UK

2016-01-24 16:23

dsl wrote ....

.... "crimpies and harpies"???


Crimps (rather than crimpies) - roughians or bullies in general, stealing from seamen when on shore.

Previously, Shanghaiing or crimping refers to the practice of kidnapping people to serve as sailors by coercive techniques such as trickery, intimidation, or violence.

Harpies - women who got seamen drunk only to steal from them.

-- Last edit: 2016-01-25 14:27:16

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