CC Cinema: Look at Life – “Talking of Coaches” (1959); Plus “Overhaul” (1957)

I love these old British newsreel shorts from the series “Look at Life”, made by the Rank Organisation. And this is one of my favorites, as British coaches of this era were so unique and colorful, and their rear downward-curving shapes quite utterly distinctive. Continental coaches were always more horizontal. This film looks at both, as it covers domestic coaches as well as following a group that flies (on a DC-3) to the continent for a tourist coach trip.

Since the subject is buses, there’s also one below about the immense facility where every London Transport double decker gets completely overhauled every 3-4 years. Amazing operation.