The Argonauts Club was first broadcast on Melbourne ABC Radio in Melbourne, from 1933-34.
This silent newsreel from 30 July 1948 shows Sir Laurence Olivier and his wife Vivien Leigh attending a charity matinee of Hamlet (Laurence Olivier, UK, 1948) at the Embassy Theatre in Syd
The Piddington Show, broadcast on Melbourne radio 3KZ in 1947, featured husband and wife mentalism team Sydney and Lesley (née Pope) Piddington performing their telepathy acts.
Recording of a performance of 'A Melbourne Carol' composed by Norman Banks. This was performed by St Patrick's Choir, conducted by Dr. Percy Jones for Carols by Candlelight in 1949.
A host chats with children who are visiting Santa Claus in 'Santaland'. The hot topics include, 'What would you like for Christmas?'
Images like this one illustrate a before and after image of a woman who, under Berlei's direction, has made changes to her diet, exercise regime, posture, foundation garment, make-up and choice of
This glass slide illustrates a before and after image of a woman who, under Berlei's direction, has made changes to her diet, exercise regime, posture, foundation garment, make-up and choice of fas
Classic tricks of the before and after genre are employed here including: a more fashionable dress, more upright posture and a happier and more confident expression on the 'after' model's face.
This hand-coloured glass slide would have been shown in cinemas aimed at patrons who aspired to look like a Hollywood movie star.
In this newsreel excerpt, Annette Kellerman is training her troupe of performers in Sydney for a 'musical marine fantasy' hospital benefit – complete with piano accordion accompaniment.