For a decade in the 1930s and 40s, Mavis Ripper was Australia's leading film costume designer.
Explore the world of film costumes with designer Marion Boyce.
See the newly digitised and last-known images of the extinct thylacine, from 1935.
For thousands of Australian women and girls, cricket is not just a sport for the boys, but a way of life.
For Halloween, we're sharing three full-length episodes of popular horror and thriller radio serials of the 1940s and 50s.
Jennifer Coombes explores the life of Pearl Schweig, an actress from the 1930s Cinesound casting books who features in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.
Heath Ledger’s career and life were tragically cut short, but his international success and the calibre of his performances will endure the test of time.
We've recently acquired a die-cast model of a Cinesound Film Unit FJ Holden panel van, similar to that featured in the classic Australian film Newsfront.
The granddaughter of actress Diana Du Cane contacted us after seeing her grandmother in one of the Cinesound casting books featured in the Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits exhibition.
On the eve of the 21st Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, we look back at highlights from the previous four Games held in Australia.
These 1930s Cinesound casting books form the heart of the NFSA and National Portrait Gallery collaborative exhibition, 'Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits'.
Berlei cinema and television advertisements and educational glass slides from the 1920s to the 1960s offer a window onto Australian fashion and social mores.
On the centenary of Oscar-winning actor Peter Finch’s birth, we publish highlights from his early radio career in Australia.
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