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There is something about the introduction tune of historical videos and news bulletins. It always has this typical very nostalgic sound and it makes me anxious for the rest of the newsbulletin. It gives me that you-don’t-want-to-miss-this feeling. I have the same with introduction tunes of Old Hollywood movies. I love it. That’s why I’m always intrigued whenever I see old (news) videoclips. You can imagine that I was pleasantly surprised when I heard that Vintage meets Present was about to be taken literally.

Even if you’re not a vintage (hollywood) lover like, there is always something about the past. Historical events and moments that shaped the world of today are always interesting to watch. Maybe you’ve read about it, but a few months back, the Associated Press has started adding their historical video archive on Youtube.

Interesting historical updates that you’ve always read about (if weren’t born in those days) come to life. For example  footage of Liberation Day in London, in 1945 or historical sports highlights. Besides that there is so much more fascinating footage. From vintage glamour to classic Hollywood entertainment updates and from vintage fashion to strange items like taking your “pet” lion to a restaurant. It’s all worth watching. So, if you feel like spending your time on Youtube anytime soon: do check out the Associated Press history Channel (AP Archive) and its sister channel British Movietone!

Also read:  The origin of my vintage fascination

I picked out a few historical news videos that intrigued me. Check them out below:

The press goes wild when Marilyn Monroe arrives in London for promotion of her movie The Prince and the Showgirl | 1956


Liberation Day in London | 1945


I bet you were curious about a random night out with a lion in a restaurant:


Or creative inventions in 1969:


Bizarre sunglasses in 1971. Seriously:


Ofcourse I have to show you the Elvis “the Pelvis” Presley. Long before nowadays teenage idols, there were icons. Local girls going crazy in 3…2…1…:

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