CANCELLED – Friends of the NFSA: Barry York Presents

13 August
6:00PM
Location informationNFSA Theatrette
Event costFree (bookings essential)

Please note: this event has been cancelled while the NFSA is closed to the public for 7 days from 12 August at 5:00pm, following directives from the ACT Government. Tickets to this event will be refunded; please wait to hear from our staff as they process cancellations.

In 1964, 12-year-old Barry York in Melbourne wrote a fan letter to Rod Serling, Twilight Zone creator, presenter and writer. He addressed it to: Rod Serling c/- MGM Studios, Hollywood, California, USA, based on the address in the credits.

A few weeks later, Barry was surprised to find a large envelope from MGM in his letterbox. It contained a personally signed black-and-white photo of Serling. Thus began  Barry's hobby of writing to celebrities. His collection numbers well over 100 items and he will present a selection of them.

Barry grew up in Brunswick when it was not a fashionable suburb but an area of low-income working-class folk, many migrants like his parents and himself. Television and movies offered a needed escape from the big social problems that surrounded him.

Cafe open from 5.30pm for refreshments.

This is a Friends of the National Film and Sound Archive event.

 

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