BBC: The Voice of Britain
London: British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC], 1935. Collection of seven vintage black-and-white still photographs and two double weight sepia photographs from the UK release of the 1935 British documentary film. Included is the original trasmittal envelope, with the printed label, "On His Majesty's Service." Featured in two of the photographs are Henry Hall and his Orchestra (a.k.a., the BBC Symphony Orchestra), the BBC "house band" in the 1930s.
The earliest, and perhaps the first, documentary on the British Broadcasting Service, paying tribute to its technological greatness, the span of its reach, the people affected by it, and its diversity of news, humor, lifestyle reporting, and music. Featured in the documentary were many of the BBC's literary voices, including H.G. Wells, G.K. Chesterton, J.B. Priestley, and George Bernard Shaw.
8.5 x 6.5 inches. Near Fine.
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