ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME OCTOBER 2018: DOUBLE BILL

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ARCHIVE AT LUNCHTIME: IF YOU’RE NOT IN, YOU CAN’T WIN

Join us for free films from the IFI Irish Film Archive. Simply collect tickets at IFI Box Office – please see www.ifi.ie for more information.

Notes by Sunniva O’Flynn

A selection of films promoting the Irish Sweepstakes Lottery including two for the US and UK markets, where gambling was illegal, and which masquerade as tourist films.

SWEEPSTAKE SNAPSHOTS
A film of elaborate pageants and other activities in the 1930s.
FILM INFO: 5 mins, 1930s, Black and White

TOP OF THE MORNING
The Irish Sweepstake Draw and Pageant plus unusual tourist destinations: the old spa and pump room at Lucan, Navan Feis, and Blackrock and Castleknock Colleges.
FILM INFO: 18 mins, 1935, Black and White

SWEEPSTAKES TV COMMERCIALS
Film Info: 3 mins, 1970s

DUBLIN OF THE WELCOMES
A whistle-stop tour of scenic Dublin locations followed by a full-blown promotion of Sweepstake operations in Dublin showing hundreds of female clerical workers at work in the 1930s.
FILM INFO: 25 mins, 1936, Black and White

 

 

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