The Diamond Jubilee Procession

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The Diamond Jubilee Procession

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4 Grande-BretagneLondres, St. Jame's Street
 

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19/07/1897 Grande-Bretagne, Londres, Empire Theater Professor Jolly  The Jubilee Procession 
 
THE EMPIRE
On Monday the Empire, where the popular animated photographs were first introduced with success to London audiences, Professor Jolly showed by means of his improved apparatus a continuous view of the whole of the Jubilee procession. The films of photographes taken by the different instruments had been skilfully joined together, and the almost entire absence of vibration and flare and the extreme interest of the pictures made Professor Jolly's contribution to the evening's programme as successful as he could possibly have wished. On a good-sized screen were projected the moving photographs from no fewer than 22,000 negatives. The views had been taken from a good situation in St. Jame's Street, and the procession was seen approaching at a distance, and turning a corner came once again before the audience. Of course all the prominent people recognised were heartily cheered, especially Lord Roberts and the Colonials. When the eight cream-coloured ponies were seen approaching there was much enthusiasm, and everybody was pleased to see that the Royal carriage made two short stops, which gave the onlookers all the more time for showing their loyalty. The photographs were beautifully clear, and in the process of enlarging lost no detail. Two other subjects, which were inllustrated in colour, were a couple of Spanish dancers and an effective serpentine dance. The Empire entertainment is particulary good at present, including, as it it does, the last tableau from Monte Christo, the admirable divertissement Under One Flag, and some really clever variety performers.
Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, 24 July 1897, p. 15.
THE EMPIRE. Those loyal subjects of Her Majesty who did not witness the glorious pageant of the Queen's progress through the streets of London to the thanksgiving service at St. Paul's, on June 22d, should not miss the opportunity of seeing the wonderful series of pictures at the Empire, giving a complete representation of the Jubilee procession. We owe much to the recent development of scientific photography; and by the invention of the cinematographe a means has been discovered for the preservation of what is to all intents and purposes living representations of memorable events. Our descendants will be able to learn how the completion of the sixtieth year of Queen Victoria's reign was celebrated in the capital of the country. The views of the procession are taken from a commanding position at the corner of Piccadilly and St. James's-street, and bearing in mind the difficulties necessarily attendant upon such an under- taking, the pictures are for the most part surprisingly clear and distinct. There is in the theatre a repetition in some degree of what actually happened along the line of route on Jubilee Day. The fine body of Colonial soldiers are instantly recognised and enthusiastically cheered as they gallantly swing by. There is also a cordial greeting for the Guards, the Artillery, the Lancers, the men of the Naval Brigade, and the picturesque Indian contingent. The burly drum-major of the London Scottish band comes in for special recognition, for he is a notable and conspicuous figure in the procession. As carriage after carriage rolls by one becomes almost dazzled by the ever-moving spectacle. Some amusement too may be found in watching the eager crowd in the foreground, and the strenuous endeavours of some of its members who are short of stature to obtain a good view of the passing show. No fewer than 22,000 pictures were taken for the purpose of being utilised in this representation of one of the most memorable events of the century, and it is with a -burst of loyal enthusiasm that the audience recognises the Royal carriage and its occupants. Happily the vehicle stopped for a few seconds at this point, and Her Majesty is seen to bow graciously in acknowledgment of the hearty English welcome she receives from the crowd. Professor Jolly's cinematographe ought to prove a strong attraction at the Empire for some time to come. The ERa, London, 24 July 1897, p. 16. 
23/11/1897  Grande-Bretagne, Windsor Castle cinématographe Joly  The Diamond Jubilee Procession 

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