Film of the Day #2

This is, to the best of my knowledge, the oldest colour film of team sports currently available on the web. It features a semi-pro American Football game in Warren, PA. in 1940. This is the pre-Pearl Harbour world, then. The existence of the film also demonstrates that, had someone bothered, the technology existed to film pre-War English Football League football in colour. I don’t know as yet whether this was ever done. If it was, its current elusiveness would indicate that it was subsequently destroyed. What a waste if so.

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