Fantastic colour footage of 1950s Soho…

This 1959 film was made by The Rank Organisation as part of their Look at Life series. The Look at Life short films were shown at Odeon and Gaumont cinemas between 1959 and 1968 before the main feature. More than 500 Look at Life films were made.

This particular film on Coffee Houses is absolutely packed with delights from start to finish, and it resonates on very many levels. One observation - it seems its not just our High Streets that have become identikit…
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Thank you to Steve McGrath.