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Richard Ashton’s Presentation on pioneering Australian Cinema equipment manufacturers. Though Australia was a significant pioneers of full length movies, the fledgling Australian film industry was eventually overwhelmed by the American movie product. Attempts were also made to stifle Australian manufacturers of cinema equipment. Now this story has been researched in great detail and been told in a massive illustrated document, which is covered in the following video presentation. Perhaps the most detailed presentation ever made…Read More »
A FREE starlight outdoor cinema screening will be presented by “Pictures in Motion” at Wireless Hill on Saturday 9th November 2019.
This will be the 1924 silent classic “The Thief of Bagdad”, starring Douglas Fairbanks, with an introduction by Roy Mudge.When the Thief of Baghdad (Douglas Fairbanks) sneaks into a royal palace, he discovers and instantly falls in love with a beautiful princess (Julanne Johnston). The thief pretends to be a prince, and the princess becomes enamoured with him. The thief then reveals his wrongdoing to a Holy Man (Charles Belcher), who sends him to find…Read More »
Show and Tell The Show and Tell Vintage Technology Information Day is run in conjunction with Pictures in Motion Museum of Film and Television, as part of the public program of the Picture Palaces of Perth exhibition on show at Wireless Hill Museum until Sunday 24 November 2019.In close association with the VHF Amateur Radio Group, Pictures in Motion Museum of Film and Television, the Vintage Wireless and Gramophone club of WA, and the Historical…Read More »
Since its inception in 2004, our film and television museum group has been busy celebrating important historical milestones.2006 was the 50th anniversary of television in Australia, which was celebrated with a reunion of all Perth stations at the Italian Club. Simultaneously, an exhibition was conducted in the undercroft of the Perth Town Hall with film screenings in the hall itself.2009 was the 50th anniversary of television in Western Australia, which was celebrated by an exhibition…Read More »
Thanks to Richard Ashton, the original and full version of “Members in Action”, made in 2007 has been located and is now uploaded to YouTube.“Pictures in Motion – Museum of Film and Television ” Members in Action 2006-2007 . In 2007, Richard Ashton wrote and directed a documentary on the activities of a band of Cinema and TV pioneers, who congregated under the banner of the Australian Museum of Motion Picture and Television.This followed a…Read More »