SWINGING LONDON, ’67

Here’s another of these fabulous old urban footage updates, this one supplied by the Youtube artist known as GuyJones. It features random street scenes of London in the swinging year of 1967. As always the added ambient sound helps immeasurably in bringing the footage to life and placing us in the center of the action. Dig those polka-dotted dresses. Dig those luscious young people who are now seventy-somethings (hopefully) perhaps remembering what it was like to be a luscious young person in swinging London in 1967. Footage like this proves that going out on the street and pointing a camera at the most random, seemingly pointless sites around you ultimately yields a far more fascinating look at the past then the most carefully acted, scripted and photographed movie of the period does. All you need is love, baby…

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