An exhibition is to be held at Wolverhampton City Archives to document the outcome of a project to save a decaying film collection suffering from vinegar syndrome.
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, MACE has been working jointly with Wolverhampton City Archives to research, digitise and reconstruct films made by the Wolverhampton based production company Warners, who specialised in making promotional and information films during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
Highlights from the collection include the brilliantly titled How to get the best from your Manlove, a promotional film for the Nottingham based engineering company Manlove. The film features tips on how to get the most from the Manlove Supergap Ironing Machine including pairing women according to height and making sure users have a good sense of rhythm!
Another highlight from the collection is a wedding film from 1965 which Warners were hired to produce. The reception with its lavish marquee provides a spectacular setting and showcases the fabulous hairstyles and fashions of the time.
You can view more films from the Warners collection via MACE’s Vimeo Page.
The Rescuing Warners Exhibition opens at Wolverhampton City Archives on Thursday 11th June and will run until Wednesday 5th August 2015.
Wolverhampton City Archives
Molineux Hotel Building
Exhibition opening times:
Tuesday 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 10am – 7pm
Thursday 10am – 4pm
For further details about exhibition, telephone 01902 552480