An extract from an ABC TV obituary of actor Chips Rafferty, featuring an interview with director Ken G Hall talking about Rafferty's contribution to Australian film.
In this clip, Tim Bowden explains that newsreels were how people received their visual 'current affairs fix' before television.
Listen to Dr Andrew Pike's special presentation at the NFSA about Australian film icon, Chips Rafferty.
The first Academy Award ever won by an Australian is in the NFSA collection.
Belinda Hunt, Team Leader of Conservation and Collection at the NFSA, talks about the condition of Australia's first Oscar in 2020 and how it is stored at the NFSA.
This is Australia’s first ever Oscar, awarded to Cinesound Review’s chief director Ken G Hall (1901–1994) for Kokoda Front Line! (1942). The inscription on the Oscar reads: ‘To
Filmmaker Ken G Hall appears on The Mike Walsh Show with the two different Oscars he received for the newsreel Kokoda Front Line (1942).
Jennifer Coombes explores the life of Pearl Schweig, an actress from the 1930s Cinesound casting books who features in the exhibition Starstruck: Australian Movie Portraits.
Cast photo in Palm Beach for the film, Tall Timbers (1937).
Production photo for the film, Let George Do It (1938). Pearl Schweig second from left.