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Aug 2018

Hail, Caesar! Canine Hollywood Hero

Meet the Australian star who worked opposite Clark Gable, Greta Garbo and the Marx Brothers in 1930s Hollywood – Caesar, the Alsatian dog from Belka, WA.

By Jeff Wray / 22 Aug 2018
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Feb 2018

Merle Oberon: The Lost Tasmanian

On her birthday, we share images of Merle Oberon from the NFSA's Taussig Film Stills Collection. Publicity for the Hollywood star always claimed she was born in Tasmania but a different story emerged after her death.

By Tenille Hands / 16 Feb 2018
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Jan 2016

The Johnny O'Keefe scrapbooks

Curator Tamara Osicka on the secrets contained in the scrapbooks created by Johnny O'Keefe's mother Thelma.

By Tamara Osicka / 27 Jan 2016
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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
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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
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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
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Dec 2011

AKA Home of the Blizzard: Part 2

In Part 2 of his essay, Quentin Turnour investigates Frank Hurley's association with the promotion of Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition film.

By Quentin Turnour / 16 Dec 2011
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AKA Home of the Blizzard: Part 1

Quentin Turnour challenges the myths surrounding the footage created to record and promote Douglas Mawson’s 1911–1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition.

By Quentin Turnour / 15 Dec 2011
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May 2010

Film repair and splicing

Juan Vrijs from Haghefilm gives a lesson in film repair and splicing.

By Darren Weinert / 17 May 2010
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