In 1929, Hoyts took the latest 'talking pictures' technology on tour to regional Australia.
Discover the stories behind some of Australia's beloved – and also lesser-known – national treasures.
With the news of the passing of Don Burrows, Australia has lost a giant and pioneer of modern Australian jazz.
Andrew Plain - sound designer, sound editor and supervising sound editor - died on 13 December. Jennifer Balcomb and the NFSA's Imelda Cooney pay tribute.
Curator Sally Jackson researches famous faces and fashions of the 1896 Melbourne Cup.
Famous faces and fashions of the 1896 Melbourne Cup.
The Excursion to London panorama toy is a pre-cinema artefact that reveals much about the intimacy of 19th century family life.
In part three, Jeannette Delamoir considers what Franklyn Barrett's 1925 tour of Far North Queensland with The Ten Commandments tells us about Barrett, film attendance and regional Australian audiences.
In part two, Jeannette Delamoir describes filmmaker Franklyn Barrett's preparations for, and staging of, a live prologue to The Ten Commandments in Far North Queensland, 1925.
Hollywood, local filmmakers and regional Australia intersect in the story of Franklyn Barrett's touring of a live prologue to Cecil B DeMille's The Ten Commandments in Far North Queensland, 1925.
The coming of spring means one thing to Australia's NRL fans ... Finals!
On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Hector Crawford in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy, it is timely to reflect upon his contribution to Australia’s cultural life.
It was with real sadness that we learnt of Dennis O’Rourke’s death on 15 June at the age of 68. Senior Curator Meg Labrum writes.
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