Saturday, August 21, 2010

Swinging London from Marc Campbell on Vimeo.
Found this on Dangerous Minds, which tells us:

"Look At Life" were a series of short documentary films produced in the 1960s by the Rank Organization. They were shown in British movie theaters before the main attraction. Shot in vibrant color, Look At Life often focused on ‘Swinging London’.

In these two clips we get a peek into the King’s Road fashion scene and hip London coffeehouses. Groovy.

A few sample phrases that I snatched from the "Swinging London" segment:
buy uniforms of the past to affront the uniformity of the present
caftan seekers from gay Arabia
a super charade of happy happenings
A screen capture of London male 60's fashion:

In the café segment, I learned that the Universities and Left Review (forefunner of New Left Review) started a cafe called The Partisan in order to fund the magazine.

Update, December 30, 2012

That Vimeo segment has gone dead, but here's a replacement:

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