Cat no. 212632

Arthur Melbourne-Cooper Oral Histories: Arthur Melbourne Cooper & Sydney Acres

1956 Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Recorded July 1956

Recorded conversations between Arthur Melbourne-Cooper and Birt Acre's son, Sydney at Sydney's home in Southend, Essex in 1956.

Melbourne-Cooper discusses making films with Birt Acres. He also describes the Alpha Trading Company, his trick films and the advert he made for Bird's Custard.

In another conversation, Melbourne-Cooper and Acres discuss Birt Acres's relationship with RW Paul. They also talk about animation, including 'A Dream of Toyland' and Emile Cohl.

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