Newsreels are nothing short of time travel, a journey back into a world that seems impossibly far away. One that is shrouded by memory and nostalgia and the passing of ages. Here at MovieFanFare, we love featuring newsreels every now and again as they offer unique insight into who we were and often help illuminate the path we’ve taken from there to here. Above we’ve featured a vintage newsreel from British Pathé that will transport you to the world premiere of the 1954 Judy Garland/James Mason classic A Star Is Born. The glamour and stars may have changed, but the joyfulness of the movies remains timeless.
This article originally ran on MovieFanFare last year and is being reprinted for this week’s Throwback Thursday post.