Can you help us identify these Sydney locations from landmark 1920s films made by the McDonagh sisters?
Dating back to our first feature film, we explore Australian cinema's enduring fascination with our most infamous bushranger.
Paula Marsh (Isabel McDonagh billed as 'Marie Lorraine’) returns to her father (Arthur Greenaway) after stealing from a jewellery store owned by John Travers (John Faulkner).
Paula Marsh’s (Isabel McDonagh billed as 'Marie Lorraine’) attempt to rob the Travers family safe is interrupted by the arrival of Lee Travers (Josef Bambach).
The love of Paula Marsh (Isabel McDonagh billed as 'Marie Lorraine’) for Lee Travers (Josef Bambach) is undermined by Paula’s feelings of remorse over her activities as a thief.
In 1925, Paramount Pictures employed Australian film director Franklyn Barrett (The Breaking of the Drought, A Girl of the Bush) to manage the North Queensland tour of the silent
This short excerpt from Venus of the South Seas (James Sullivan, USA, 1924) shows Annette Kellerman performing underwater as both a mermaid and a princess.
A bi-fold pamphlet advertising Australian screenings of Neptune's Daughter (1914).
An advertisement for an Australian screening of A Daughter of the Gods (Herbert Brenon, USA, 1916).
Coming at the tail end of her silent film career, Venus of the South Seas (USA, 1924) was directed by Kellerman's husband and manager James (Jimmie) Sullivan.