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Nov 2017

Phar Lap Forever

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

By Beth Taylor / 1 Nov 2017
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'.

By Jennifer Coombes / 31 Oct 2017
Object
Photographs

Berlei's Beauty in the Balance

Berlei cinema and television advertisements and educational glass slides from the 1920s to the 1960s offer a window onto Australian fashion and social mores.

By Beth Taylor / 9 Oct 2017
Film
Object

John O'Connell

When it comes to dance and choreography, John 'Cha Cha' O'Connell needs no introduction.

By Mel Bondfield / 4 Oct 2017
Film
Sep 2017

AFL, 1933: Wave the two flags!

Footage of a 1933 AFL face-off between Victorian and South Australian teams gives us rare glimpses of two goal-kicking legends.

By Simon Smith / 27 Sep 2017
Film

Cinema Art poster collection

Cinema Art Films brought many notable foreign productions to Australia between 1927 and 1932. We've acquired original posters for a selection of their releases.

By Beck Martin / 26 Sep 2017
Posters

Killer cans and Babe: Making Optical Effects

Roger Cowland recalls his work in film optical effects on films like Babe and Mad Max.

By Nathan Smith / 20 Sep 2017
Film
Oral History

Tara Morice

Twenty-five years after the release of Strictly Ballroom, the NFSA's Miguel Gonzalez caught up with one of the stars of the film, Tara Morice.

By Mel Bondfield / 13 Sep 2017
Film
Television
Aug 2017

Paul Mercurio

Twenty-five years on, Paul Mercurio talks to the NFSA's Miguel Gonzalez about his life and career after the success of Strictly Ballroom.

By Mel Bondfield / 24 Aug 2017
Film

Remembering Strictly Ballroom

In an exclusive interview, Paul Mercurio and Tara Morice share memories of the movie that launched their big-screen careers.

By Mel Bondfield / 16 Aug 2017
Film