WorldCat Identities

Kenyon, James 1850-1925

Overview
Works: 508 works in 574 publications in 1 language and 54,305 library holdings
Genres: Actualities (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films  Silent films  Short films  Filmed sports events  History  Documentary films  Historical films  Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Director, Author, Contributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1995.75, 941.082
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about James Kenyon
 
Most widely held works by James Kenyon
Electric Edwardians : the lost films of Mitchell & Kenyon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes scenes of trolley cars and crowded streets, soccer matches, temperance parades, throngs of workers leaving the factory, and a myriad of simple pleasures from northern England
Electric Edwardians : the Films of Mitchell & Kenyon( Visual )

21 editions published between 1906 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the earliest years of the twentieth century, enterprising traveling showmen in the north of England hired pioneer filmmakers Sagar Mitchell and James Kenyon to shoot footage of local people going about their everyday activities. These films would be shown later at nearby fairgrounds, town halls and neighborhood theaters. Workers, school children, sports fans and seaside vacationers all flocked to see themselves miraculously captured on screen! The astonishing discovery of the original Mitchell & Kenyon negatives in Blackburn, England -- in a basement about to be demolished -- has been described as film's equivalent of Tutankhamen's tomb. Preserved and restored by the bfi National Film and Television Archive in collaboration with the University of Sheffield National Fairground Archive and featuring a hauntingly beautiful score by In The Nursery, this treasure trove of extraordinary footage provides an unparalleled record of everyday life in the years before World War I. Mesmerizing scenes of trolley cars and crowded streets, soccer matches, temperance parades, throngs of workers leaving the factory and a myriad of simple pleasures transport us to another -#x9D; lost - world. The effect is as if H.G. Wells' marvelous time machine had come to life. THE MUSIC The specially commissioned score for Electric Edwardians was written and performed by In The Nursery - the Sheffield-based musical project formed by twin brothers Klive and Nigel Humberstone. ITN's musical history spans more than two decades
Mitchell & Kenyon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M & K 131: Main (replacement) title (00.08). Teams emerge by the side of steeply raked wooden stand. A few spectators sit on the benches in the stand; other spectators wait by the gate where the players run on to an unseen pitch. A policemen supervises their exit. The first team wears white shorts with black belts and broad, horizontally-striped shirts. One player carries a small boy on his back. The opposing team wears all white. The gate is closed and the spectators converge. Shot, posed, of crowd cheering and waving caps to camera, small boys at the front (00.56mins). Note: There is no play and the pitch is not seen. The game to be played may be football or rugby. Note: The donor believes the players in all white to Preston North End
Mitchell & Kenyon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M & K 115: Main (replacement) title (00.06). MLS all-male crowd in stands (00.31). Different shot with a section of the crowd looking direct to camera; some spectators acknowledging it with smiles and waves (00.38). Section of crowd, the front rows seated (00.43). Closer shot of the same group of spectators, some men and boys cheering and waving to camera (00.53mins). Note: The pitch and players are not seen
Mitchell and Kenyon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes at the annual Hull fair
Mitchell and Kenyon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congregation emerging and standing around on steps of St Patrick's Church, Cork: dull weather
Mitchell & Kenyon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitchell & Kenyon( Visual )

1 edition published in 1902 and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M & K 168: Ride from the city centre, along Manningham Lane to the gates of Lister Park and beyond
Mitchell and Kenyon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congregation emerging from St Mary's Church, Cork, and standing around on steps. Sunny weather
Mitchell & Kenyon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M & K 159: Main (replacement) title (00.07). Shot looking into a brick room lined with wash basins (00.19). Brick building with large wooden doors. One door is open and fixed to the inside is a poster reading 'Salford v Batley Saturday November 2'. Above this poster is small poster, illegible but the letters LANW can be read at the top (00.36). The same location as before but with the large doors closed. A suited man opens a door and some officials emerge followed by the rugby team in dark, collarless shirts with light buttons and white shorts. Two men wearing flat caps (probably referee and linesman) bring up the rear (01.03). The second team, wearing white shirts and dark shorts, emerges from behind the door followed by a group of suited men (0.46). Three horses pull an open-topped bus. The top of the bus, at the front, sit suitedofficials; the team wearing white shorts can just be seen at one side. The bus moves off watched by a small crowd (2.00). The team wearing white shirts comes through a gate onto an unseen pitch (2.20mins). NB. The location is probably Salford. The Salford team is billed first and the letter NW in the LANW lettering on the smaller poster may stand for North West. The ground is the same as MITCHELL AND KENYON 141 UNIDENTIFIED RUGBY LEAGUE MATCH
Mitchell and Kenyon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(00.00) main (replacement) title. (00.08) WS. few passengers stand on open platform (presumably awaiting arrival of train) carriages of stationary train at opposite platform visible: bearded guard and man with moustache and bowler hat stand in foreground: large railwaywarehouse / building in distance. (00.15) WS. steam train (number 57 on front) pulls into platform and stops just infront of camera.(00.34) WS. passengers disembark from train carriages (opened carriage doors in foreground have "3" on the inside - 3rd class?) and walk along platform past camera: fairly busy, with a wide range of travellers from roughly shod men in suits and flat caps, men in suits and bowler hats and ladies in overcoats and bonnets: some children and other bystanders stand around platform looking at camera.(01.41) WS. man stands on back of empty horse-drawn cart 'parked' outside station entrance : other men stand around cart and look at camera: second cart loaded with luggage is just visible to left of shot (to 01.45)
Mitchell & Kenyon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M & K 166: Ride from the city centre, along Manningham Lane to the gates of Lister Park and beyond
Mitchell and Kenyon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

View along Albert Quay in Cork
Mitchell and Kenyon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes at the annual Hull fair
Mitchell & Kenyon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M & K 169: Ride from the city centre, along Manningham Lane to the gates of Lister Park and beyond
Mitchell & Kenyon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M & K 167: Ride from the city centre, along Manningham Lane to the gates of Lister Park and beyond
Mitchell & Kenyon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M & K 143: Main (replacement) title (00.05). Large ground with dense crowds. MLS play (indistinct) (00.11). Two policemen, or uniformed medical men, escorting a man, walking unsteadily (drunk or ill), along the front line of spectators. The first team emerging through the crowd to pitch. They wear dark shirts with collars and white shorts; the second team wear vertically striped shirts with collars and dark shorts (00.47). A contraption in front of a brick building with large windows - possibly an elevated fairground ride as as curved tracks are evident. A child sits in the space to the right of the tracks (00.51mins)
Mitchell & Kenyon( Visual )

1 edition published in 1904 and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the younger children in this lively film are vigilantly coralled by their schoolmistresses, the older boys get special dispensation to react freely to Mitchell and Kenyon's cameras. As so often in these films, the action is partly staged. The schoolchidldren's neat and healthy appearance is in contrast to the often visible poverty of the workers in many of the filmmakers' factory films
Mitchell & Kenyon( Visual )

1 edition published in 1901 and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This beautifully shot and well preserved film captures crowds in their Sunday best watching a procession of soldiers and policemen, apparently on the outskirts of Manchester. Many of the soldiers are in ceremonial dress, but the uniforms of others suggest some may have recently returned from - or be heading off to - the Boer War. Is this a welcome back or a send off? Or something else altogether? Look out for the horse-drawn tram displaying its route between the inner-city Moss Side area and the burgeoning Manchester suburb of Chorlton-cum-Hardy, in or around which this film may have been shot
Mitchell & Kenyon( Visual )

1 edition published in 1902 and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middlesbrough was still a fledgling settlement, little bigger than a village, when St Hilda's was consecrated in 1840. By the time this film was made, the town was booming, and dense with foundries and factories. But after years of post-WWII decline, the historic centre north of the railway became dilapidated. Captured on canvas by LS Lowry in 1959, St Hilda's was demolished a decade later
 
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Electric Edwardians : the lost films of Mitchell & Kenyon
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James Kenyon English pioneer cinematographer

James Kenyon ondernemer

Kenyon, .. 1850-1925

جيمس كينيون

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