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In Focus Meetings

In Focus meetings are held monthly at the East Victoria Park RSL Hall, Fred Bell Parade, Bentley on the third Wednesday of each month between 7 pm and 10 pm. 2015 IN FOCUS PRESENTATIONS    AMMPT WESTERN REGION’s next In-Focus presentation for Wednesday the 19th AUGUST: Roll Up! Roll Up! for the next exciting episode of AMMPT’s inFocus Cinema History. This time Roy is our Screen Master revealing the fantastic tricks of the 3D Cinema trade.The Magic…

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50th Anniversary of Television in Western Australia: a Message from Rolf Harris

50th Anniversary of Television in Western Australia: a Message from Rolf Harris In 2006, it was the 50th anniversary of television in Australia. The Australian Museum of Motion Picture Technology (AMMPT) commemorated this occasion with two events. The first was an exhibition in the undercroft of the Perth Town Hall in October 2006, and the second, a reunion for Perth television stations with TVW7, ABW2 and STW9 being represented. Rolf Harris kindly recorded a 15…

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The Projectionists

AMMPT Western Region Inc. ‘inFocus’ Monthly Presentations During AMMPT’s March 2013 presentation titled “The Projectionists”, Roy Mudge, George Robinson and Bill Gaynor reminisced about their journey in the entertainment business. This was then followed up at AMMPT’s May presentation when the vice president of the Royal Western Australian Historical Society, retired librarian and lifelong cinema historian Jack Honniball talked about the little known stories of the rise and decline of Perth’s picture theatre industry. Rare footage was…

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AMMPT(Western Region)Sundowner of TV and Cinema Veterans November 20th 2013

This was prepared for the November 20th, 2013, AMMPT(WR) Sundowner for members targeted at television and cinema veterans. Presentations were given by noted people within the performing arts industries. There was Ivan King, the curator at the WA Museum of Performing Arts, who himself is a noted thespian and historian.  David Hawkes spoke about the television industry. David is a veteran of radio and television in three states and the founding head of the broadcast…

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The Golden Years of TVW Video Presentation for AMMPT

A friendly gathering of television veterans and cinema folk was kindly hosted by the Australian Museum of Motion Picture and Television (AMMPT) on Wednesday 21st of August, 2013. A 51 minute video covering the golden era of TVW was screened on this occasion.                               Gary Carvolth specially interviewed Sir James Cruthers for this video and Audrey Long narrated the production. The…

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