Empire and the City: Early Films of London
The music hall and early films in the age of empire
Or pouring out his blood in the Sudan,
To keep our flag a flying, he’s doing and a dying,
Every inch of him a soldier and a man.7
Cinematic London, evocative space
Hyde Park Corner
The River Thames
Waterloo Place and Trafalgar Square
With four lions to guard me
Fountains and Statues all over the place
And the metropolis staring me right in the face.
Fleet Street and the Strand
That’s the place for fun and noise,
All among the girls and boys.
So let’s all go down the Strand.
The City of London
How to cite
Maurizio Cinquegrani, ‘Empire and the City: Early Films of London’, in Helena Bonett, Ysanne Holt, Jennifer Mundy (eds.), The Camden Town Group in Context, Tate Research Publication, May 2012, https://www