Author: AMMPT

Richard Ashton’s Story Part One

While I was in Melbourne, the filming of the feature movie On the Beach was being shot. If you look carefully at the Elizabeth Street scene where Ava Gardener gets out of the tram and walks into the building, you make catch a glimpse of me. People were asked to come into the city for the crowd scene, and to be the backdrop of this bustling scene which was normally not that way on a Sunday morning….

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More about activities at the Sunset Heritage Precinct in Dalkeith

There is a considerable amount of activity taking place at the Sunset Heritage Precinct in Dalkeith, with team members of the Pictures in Motion Film and Television Museum busy adding to the vast source of cinema and television memorabilia, whilst creating interesting displays of great educational value.   The team consists of television veterans John Quicke, Ross McDonald and Tim O’Dea. John was TVW7 Chief Engineer during the formative years of great expansion, with the…

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1926 classic film “The General” screening FREE at Wireless Hill Museum on Saturday 21st November 2020

On Saturday 21st November 2020, the Wireless Hill Museum will be presenting “The General”, one of the most revered comedies of the silent era. This 1926 classic film finds hapless Southern railroad engineer Johnny Gray (Buster Keaton) facing off against Union soldiers during the American Civil War. When Johnny’s fiancée, Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack), is accidentally taken away while on a train stolen by Northern forces, Gray pursues the soldiers, using various modes of transportation…

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Vic Basham

Movie Showman Vic Basham from Wongan Hills, died on Wednesday 14th October, 2020, in the Northam Palliative care unit, after suffering Alzheimer’s for the last 10 years. Over his career, he had been actively involved in cinema from Perth into the regional areas and Wongan Hills in particular.  When television was introduced to Western Australia, Vic became involved as a cine camera news gatherer for TVW Channel 7 and later was involved with NEW Channel…

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Pictures in Motion Annual General Meeting 2020

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The AGM will be held on Wednesday 21st October at 7.00 pm at the Fred Bell RSL Hall, Fred Bell Pde, St James

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