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Dec 2017

Costume makes the courtesan

A look at the red satin dress worn by Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge!, as featured in Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.

Jennifer Coombes
Film
Object
Nov 2017

Polyorama Panoptique

The NFSA recently acquired a Polyorama Panoptique, a 19th century French optical toy.

Lauren Curless
Object

Remembering Michael Hutchence

Twenty years after his tragic passing, we pay tribute to one of Australia's most dynamic rock stars.

Mel Bondfield
Sound

World Television Day 2017

This year, we're marking World Television Day on 21 November by sharing two recent ‘finds’ in the NFSA’s vast television collection.

Simon Smith
Television

Australia's first female lifesavers

Australia's first female lifesavers are being formally recognised for their service, more than 70 years after they patrolled Terrigal beach.

Amanda Diaz
Film

Phar Lap Forever

A winner with a big heart and a liking for sugar cubes - Phar Lap's story captivated the nation.

Beth Taylor
Film
Oct 2017

Starstruck casting books

These 1930s Cinesound casting books form the heart of the NFSA and National Portrait Gallery collaborative exhibition, 'Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits'.

Jennifer Coombes
Object
Photographs

19th century ghost photos

These 19th century photographic glass slides purport to show images of both the living and the dead.

Adam Blackshaw
Photographs

Home cinema, 1940s style

Meet 99-year-old Eddie Vormister and his homemade film projector.

Jessica Bolton
Object

Home movie memories

We mark Home Movie Day 2017 on 21 October with a curated collection of films from the NFSA collection.

Heather Gill
Film