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Feb 2016

JP McGowan

David Donaldson, the inaugural Director of the Sydney Film Festival, shines a light on the career of South Australian-born Hollywood pioneer JP McGowan.

David Donaldson
Film
Dec 2015

The Kid Stakes

The NFSA has released silent classic film The Kid Stakes (1927) on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time.

John Brady
Film
Oct 2015

Chaplins, goats and Bathing Beauties

Just another day at the races: Charlie Chaplin lookalikes and a Bathing Beauty competition from 1921.

Beth Taylor
Film

Reinventing the Bloke

Assistant Curator Jenny Gall spoke with CJ Dennis biographer Phil Butters, ahead of this week's centenary anniversary of the publication of The Sentimental Bloke.

Miguel Gonzalez
Film
Mar 2015

Story of a dress

This is how a sequined dress bought in Paris by Yass woman Kathleen Coen in 1925 became part of Australia’s film history.

Miguel Gonzalez
Film
Object
Feb 2014

Lottie Lyell or Louise Lovely?

Library Officer Kerryn Poynter helped a client discover the identity of a silent-era actress she saw ... on the wall of a Tasmanian pub.

Kerryn Poynter
Film
Oct 2012

It was such a Lovely time...

Dr. Jeannette Delamoir's PhD in media studies explored the construction of Louise Lovely's star persona, so she didn't hesitate when Arc Cinema asked her to introduce two of Lovely's films during the Spring Silents season.

Jeannette Delamoir
Film
Jun 2012

Before The Bridge

Simon Smith reports on a feature-length selection of silent films curated by the NFSA for the 2012 Sydney Film Festival.

Simon Smith
Film
Sep 2011

On the road with the Corricks

From 1879-1914, the Australian-based Corrick Family Entertainers toured Australia, South-East Asia and Europe showing repackaged and complete versions of the latest special effects, comedy and non-fiction films in black-and-white and dazzling colour.

Sally Jackson
Film
Nov 2010

Film Connection

An international collaboration between the NFSA and the US National Film Preservation Foundation has returned eight American silent short films previously presumed lost.

Film