Friday, 12 January 2018

Land of Song : Wales




This video is part of the Orphan Works collection. When the rights-holder for a film cannot be found, that film is classified as an Orphan Work.

This short travelogue isn't quite what it's cracked up to be. A dramatic opening and some beautiful Welsh panoramas aren't there just to entice you to visit Wales - cinema audiences were also persuaded to consider the benefits of Lanry bleach. Don't be fooled in to thinking that's alcohol at the end - it's bleach alright, produced in Bolton and so potent that it was used to clean pavements. This is an entertaining if somewhat confused piece of advertising that perhaps worked best in the cinemas of its day.

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