The Ronald Grant Archive holds one of largest and most varied private collections of high quality cinema related images and ephemera available today.
This unique and comprehensive collection of over one million photographs covers the history of the motion picture industry from before 1896 to the present day.
The dedicated team of experts at the Archive provide an unrivalled source of information about the industry as well as offering a friendly, efficient and professional service.
The main collection consists of:
- Film scene stills, lobby cards and transparencies in black and white and colour from a wide variety of countries, from recent releases back to the beginning of the film industry.
- Portraits of stars, character actors, executives, directors, producers and other studio personnel, behind the scenes production shots of filmmaking, stunts and special effects, from all periods.
- Film posters in a variety of languages from the early 1900's to the present. The film stills and poster collection comprises material from Afghanistan, America Australia, Austria, Brazil, Britain, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India (Bollywood), Iran, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden and other countries.
Letterpress posters for individual cinemas, programmes and photographs of both interior and exterior views of cinemas, projection rooms and equipment, countdown leaders, examples of wide-screen and other formats, sound tracks, studio logos, usherettes, ice-cream salesgirls, cinema seats, house-full signs, audiences, queues, cinema tickets and related items.
We have many other items including set designs, 3D glasses, cinema staff uniforms, examples of cinema design, décor and furnishings.
British and foreign film fan, trade and technical film magazines from the 1890's to date are included in a large reference library on the premises which occupies three rooms, so our background research helps us give you a better service.
Illustrations on home movies and home movie making from the 1930's onwards. A large uncatalogued collection of film music, sound-tracks and cinema-organ music on original 78rpm records.
There is a subsidiary collection which includes photographs, programmes and posters on television, music-hall and variety, theatre, popular and classical music photos, music sheets and related material.
The Ronald Grant Archive
The Masters House, 2 Dugard Way, London SE11 4TH.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7840 2200 Fax :+44 (0) 20 7840 2299
The Ronald Grant Archive provides financial support to The Cinema Museum.
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