Welcome to London: an unfinished promotional film
The city's first promotional film went into production in late 1935. It was conceived to showcase the city to potential investors. (1)
The project was ill fated from the beginning. Wintertime views made London look desolate and one of the featured businesses, Carling Breweries, closed its London operations while the film was being produced.
We haven't found any evidence of the film being completed or released, but there is a 16mm copy of what seems to be unedited footage in the Ivey Family London Room, at the London Public Library.
As part of The Dominion Public Building documentary project, we transferred the footage to a high-resolution digital format.
Some of London's heritage landmarks appear in the film, as well as many parks, buildings and city streets. The film showcases 44 different locations. Could you help us to identify those places? Please see the link below for the entire series of clips. If you have any clues, please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!
WELCOME TO LONDON: original version
44 clips | 15 minutes
 According to Chris Doty (1966-2006), historian and documentary filmmaker.