A history of the Ostrer family and their film company, Gaumont British, tracing its development from the early 1900s films of Leon Gaumont through the company's heyday in the 1930s to the takeover by Odeon at the end of World War Two. The book is written by the nephew of Gaumont British founder Isidore Ostrer and the first part provides a personal account of the Ostrer family before moving on to examine the history of the company. Illustrated with photos from the Ostrer Family Archive as well as numerous pictures of both the interior and exterior of Lime Grove studios. Inscribed inside to Julie Harris (1921-2015), costume designer at Gainsborough Pictures

Item number 70998
Category Book
Type Cinema Business
Language English
Country of origin England
Related people Nigel Ostrer (Author)
Isidore Ostrer (Subject)
Maurice Ostrer (Subject)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection