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Oct 2017

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.

Beth Taylor
Film
Object

Monkey Gripping Radio

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Helen Garner’s first novel, Monkey Grip.

Maryanne Doyle
Radio

John O'Connell

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

Mel Bondfield
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.

Simon Smith
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.

Beck Martin
Posters

Rugby League highlights

With the 2017 Rugby League season drawing to a close, we present a curated collection of memorable rugby moments from the 20th century.

Adam Blackshaw
Film
Television

Killer cans and Babe: Making Optical Effects

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

Nathan Smith
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.

Mel Bondfield
Film
Television

Capital city time capsules

These curated collections of vintage videos bring Australia's capital cities to life.

Stephen Groenewegen
Film

Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits

Dr Jenny Gall, Assistant Curator Documents and Artefacts, previews the forthcoming NFSA-National Portrait Gallery exhibition, Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.

Jenny Gall
Photographs