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Sep 2013

Hollywood in Australia: Part 3

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.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 16 Sep 2013
Film
Object
Photographs

Hollywood in Australia: Part 2

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.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 16 Sep 2013
Film
Object
Photographs

Hollywood in Australia: Part 1

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.

By Jeannette Delamoir / 16 Sep 2013
Film
Object
Photographs
Jul 2013

Squizzy Taylor

Curator Tenille Hands looks at the lost 1920s Australian sporting film starring Squizzy Taylor, the Melbourne gangster and subject of Underbelly: Squizzy (2013).

By Tenille Hands / 26 Jul 2013
Posters
Television
May 2013

South West time capsule

A selection of films made about Australia's South West dating from 1907 to 1972.

By Beth Taylor / 25 May 2013
Film

1950 TV prophecies

NFSA Manager, National Media Miguel Gonzalez discovered an article written by Ken G Hall in 1950, about the future of television. The legendary Australian filmmaker was right about most of his predictions!

By Miguel Gonzalez / 20 May 2013
Television

Southern Queensland time capsule

Discover the history of Southern Queensland through these films and songs from the NFSA collection.

By Beth Taylor / 2 May 2013
Feb 2013

Mildura Time Capsule

See how Mildura has changed in these films and recorded sound items from the NFSA's collection.

By Beth Taylor / 14 Feb 2013
Film
Sound

Grace Gibson

Women played an important role during Australia’s early years of radio broadcasting. We look at the pioneering contribution of Grace Gibson.

By Maryanne Doyle / 12 Feb 2013
Radio

Dorothy Crawford

Women played an important role during Australia’s early years of radio broadcasting. We look at the pioneering contribution of Dorothy Crawford.

By Maryanne Doyle / 12 Feb 2013
Radio