Soundtrack to Soho films on Spotify!
A film essay, visual study, comparison and to some extent, an experiment in the exploration as to the ways in which cinema represented London’s ‘urban village’ with regards to its migrant populations, denizens and industries after the Second World War. These two examples, released within one year of another, mimic the highly-publicised, celebrated and now mythic, ‘Soho fair’ which was revived in 1955 by the Soho Association and the French House’s Gaston Berlemont. The Pinewood Studios Miracle in Soho (Julian Amyes, 1957) and the theatrically-released Columbia Pictures documentary Sunshine in Soho (Burt Hyams, 1956), which unlike the former, was filmed on-location, though both in glorious colour.
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