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Early History of the Moving Image

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Early Film Production in WA – Wednesday August 18th inFocus This will be more than just about Early Film Production in WA – with an emphasis on feature films. Leonard Corrick filmed a short chase comedy called “The Bashful Mr Brown” in 1907, which was possibly the first narrative film made in Western Australia. Later, Fred Murphy made a drama called “love’s Own Luck” in 1920, which he claimed to be the first acted picture made…

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Richard Ashton’s Story Part Two

1972.  The first time a Disney on Parade arena show that had been produced outside America was done by Channel 7 Perth. It was the brainchild of Brian Treasure. He had succeeded in convincing the Disney organization that we at Channel 7 could produce and mount, with their cooperation and expertise a Disney on Parade arena show which would tour Australia. Michael Edgley, the Bullen Brothers the Circus people and many other smaller investors joined in to…

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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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