Friends of the NFSA: Barry York Presents
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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