Images & Other Media

This page provides either documentary material hosted on this site or links to material on external sites.
The content is in the order below.

FILMOGRAPHY

  • Digitised films held at the British Film Institute

DISCOGRAPHY

  • Sound files catalogued by CHARM

PHOTOGRAPHY

  • J F Madan photographs
  • Photographs of cinemas/theatres and other property
  • Images of Madan property and Madan Street taken in 2011

ART

  • “Madan Theatre by Night” by Gaganendranath Tagore

FILMOGRAPHY

Digitised films held at the British Film Institute
Some of these films are viewable at the BFI’s centres in the UK.

Scenes at His Excellency the Viceroy’s Garden Party at Belvedere
Date: 1926

Annual Inspection of the Bodyguard by His Excellency Lord Lytton
Date: 1925

Calcutta Topical No.1 for 1925.
Date: 1925

5th Calcutta Battalion: Presentation of Colours by H.E. the Viceroy.
Date: 1917

Government House Party
Date: 1923

DISCOGRAPHY

Sound files catalogued by CHARM

In 1902, the Corinthian Theatre Chorus made some of the earliest recordings made in India.

They were recently catalogued by CHARM, the AHRC Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music.
This was a joint project by Royal Holloway, University of London, King’s College London and the University of Sheffield.

Work Catalogue Number
Khune Nahak: Gana Gana Gana 14561
Dil Farosh: Arre Koi Aan Mile Ya Sajni 14562
Haseen Chatra: Tajan Ke Raj Aaye 14563
Haseen Chatra: Chand Mehtaab Doobi Gande Talab 14564
Fair Chatra: Song 14565
Fair Chatra: Song 14566
Zun Moorid: Song [1st issue as Fair Chatra: Song] 14567
Laila: Bharke Pilade Sharab Yaar Sakiya 14568
Haseen Chatra: Koi Rab Ki Marzi Kya Jane 14569
Khudadad: Song 14570

PHOTOGRAPHY

J F Madan photographs (click to view)

Jamshedji Framji Madan

Jamshedji Framji Madan portrait. Image courtesy: Gool Madan Ardeshir. All Rights Reserved.

Jamshedji Framji Madan

Jamshedji Framji Madan. Image courtesy: Gool Madan Ardeshir. All Rights Reserved.

J F Madan. Image Courtesy: Gool Madan Ardeshir. All Rights Reserved

Jamshedji Framji Madan. Image Courtesy: Gool Madan Ardeshir. All Rights Reserved.

Company director Burjor J Madan and his wife Mehera. Image courtesy: Ashley Coates. All Rights Reserved

Company director, and son of JF Madan, Burjor J Madan with his wife Mehera. Image courtesy: Ashley Coates. All Rights Reserved.

Rustom Dotiwala, director of Madan Theatre's Bilwamangal and husband to Putli, daughter of JF Madan. Image Courtesy: Ashley Coates. All Rights Reserved.

Rustom Dotiwala, director of Madan Theatre’s Bilwamangal and husband to Putli, daughter of JF Madan. Image Courtesy: Ashley Coates. All Rights Reserved.

Company director and film director Jehangir J Madan with wife Lily. Image courtesy: Ashley Coates. All Rights Reserved.

Jehangir J Madan with his wife, Lily. JJ Madan was a son of JF Madan, a company director and a director of many Madan Theatres films. Image courtesy: Gool Madan Ardeshir. All Rights Reserved.

Plate owned by J F Madan, made in Limoges, France. Image courtesy: Ashley Coates

Plate owned by JF Madan, made in Limoges, France. Image courtesy: Ashley Coates

Photographs of cinemas/theatres and other property (click to view)

“Talkies India” (shows one of Madan’s theatres in Calcutta)
Date: 1929-1930
Held by Durham County Record Office

Triumphal arch erected by Madan Theatres Ltd in Montgomery Street to welcome the Viceroy Lord Reading to Rangoon
Date: 21st December, 1923
Held by the British Library

elphinstone-picture-palace-madan-theatres

The Elphinstone Picture Palace, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Empire Theatre, Colombo around 1941. (Image courtesy: “Robbie” Robinson)

Empire Theatre, Colombo around 1941. Image courtesy: “Robbie” Robinson

Elphinstone Picture Palace, Colombo. Image Courtesy: Dr Vilasnee Tampoe-Hautin

Elphinstone Picture Palace, Colombo. Image courtesy: Dr Vilasnee Tampoe-Hautin

Elphinstone Picture Palace, Colombo. Image Courtesy: Dr Vilasnee Tampoe-Hautin

Elphinstone Picture Palace, Colombo. Image courtesy: Dr Vilasnee Tampoe-Hautin

Chaplin Cinema in 2013. Image Courtesy: Biswarup Ganguly (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license)

Chaplin Cinema in 2013. Image courtesy: Biswarup Ganguly (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license)

Images of Madan property and Madan Street taken in 2011 (click to view)

Daramtala Street, Calcutta

Former head office of Madan Theatres, 5 Lenin Street, (formerly Dharamtala Street), Kolkata. Image courtesy: Ashley Coates. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Madan Street, Calcutta

Madan Street, Kolkata (off Lenin Street). Image courtesy: Ashley Coates. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.5)

J F Madan property Daramtala Street, Calcutta

J F Madan property, Lenin Street, (formerly Dharamtala Street), Kolkata. Image courtesy: Ashley Coates. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.5)

J F Madan Property Daramtala Street, Calcutta

J F Madan Property, 5 Lenin Street (formerly Dharamtala Street), Kolkata. Image courtesy: Ashley Coates. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic (CC-BY-SA 2.5)

Daramtala Street, Calcutta

Near Lenin Street, (formerly Dharamtala Street), Kolkata. Image courtesy: Ashley Coates. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic (CC-BY-SA 2.5)

Daramtala Street, Calcutta

Near Lenin Street (formerly Dharamtala Street), Kolkata. Image courtesy: Ashley Coates. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.5)

ART

“Madan Theatre by Night” by Gaganendranath Tagore. Held at National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. Image courtesy: NGMA

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