Australian Screen

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Titles tagged with ‘fashion’

32 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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Australasian Gazette – Pauline Frederick, World Famous Star of Stage and Screen newsreel – c1924

In this newsreel, stage and screen actress Pauline Frederick poses for the camera. It is an early example of the fascination Australians have with American actors.

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Ballarat Beauty Competition newsreel – 1911

This Pathé newsreel captures the 36 entrants in a local beauty competition held in the Ballarat Botanical Gardens on 9 June 1911.

Berlei Cinema Advertisement: It Isn’t Done advertisement – 1930

The art deco interiors with shaped mirrors, door frames and seating all align with Berlei’s reputation for quality and beauty.

Berlei Corsets: Beautiful Lines of Woman Triumphant advertisement – c1920

This advertisement shows the fuller figures of the models as compared with models of today.

Berlei Underwear Cinema Advertisement: Sarong advertisement – 1950

The Berlei ‘Sarong’ girdle is aimed at active women who want comfort and freedom to move at the same time.

Berlei Underwear TV Advertisement: Sarong Body Magic advertisement – 1968

Berlei’s products are known for accommodating women of all shapes and sizes.

Beyond 2000 – Episode 152 television program – 1989

Including a report from Japan where a robot mannequin with the body type of a typical Japanese woman might replace the European store dummy.

Bright Star feature film – 2009

A chronicle of the platonic love affair between poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne in early nineteenth century England.

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Camp-Berlei Foundation Garments: Physiological Support advertisement – c1927

Today Berlei remains one of the most recognisable names in the manufacture and design of lingerie and underwear in Australia.

Cartoons of the Moment – German Dove of Peace newsreel – 1915

These cartoons also occasionally provided social commentary on domestic issues that did not have to do with the First World War, such as the evolution of the skirt.

Cheeky Dog documentary – 2006

Dion is profoundly deaf and has muscular dystrophy but his love of dogs and his carer’s love have transformed him.

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Dad and Dave Come to Town feature film – 1938

The question this fish-out-of-water comedy is really asking is whether Australians have the confidence to be modern in the context of the wider world of 1938.

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Effie: Just Quietly – Make-Ups and Makeovers television program – 2001

Effie was a sitcom character before wandering out of fiction into documentary. Her comic persona allows a bluntness that 'serious’ interviewers might not get away with.

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Fashionista – Alex Perry television program – 2003

Alex Perry runs through the A-Z of designing a wedding dress for the big day, negotiating the demands of the bride, her mother and the bridesmaids.

Fashionista – Donna-May Bolinger television program – 2004

Donna-May Bolinger, whose shoes were worn in Moulin Rouge!, has attempted to move beyond designing shoes, to incorporate feminist history in her work.

Fashionista – John Macarthur television program – 2003

John, from the Macarthur dynasty, pioneers of Australia’s wool industry, produces knitted high fashion garments that include singlets, shorts and even bikinis.

Fashionista – Mambo television program – 2003

Robert Moore’s boyhood interests– including cars and rock 'n’ roll – continue to inspire his artwork for iconic surfwear company Mambo.

Fashionista – Naomi Goodsir television program – 2003

Naomi Goodsir is a milliner. Lucky there’s always a race day somewhere, otherwise she’d be out of a job.

Fashionista – Nicolas Jurnjack television program – 2004

Nicolas Jurnjack, hair stylist to the world’s most famous models, was offered a choice of a plumbing or hairdressing apprenticeship. He chose plumbing.

Fashionista – Vivienne Westwood television program – 2005

Fashionista presenter Lee Lin Chin, self-confessed fashion junkie, is a Westwood fan, having written a long letter to her several years ago.

Flamingo Park documentary – 1980

Fashion designer Jenny Kee had talent but so did the film’s crew, many of whom went on to make outstanding documentaries.

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The Getting of Wisdom feature film – 1978

The affair between two school girls was only hinted at in Henry Handel Richardson’s 1910 novel, but lesbian overtones are obvious in the film.

Good Girls Do Swallow documentary – 2000

Dumb Idiotic Eating Trauma – Rachael Oakes-Ash takes a witty look at widespread dieting and its sometimes deadly consequences.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugg Boot documentary – 2006

A David and Goliath conflict over brand ownership between a small business and an American corporate giant.

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Mao’s New Suit documentary – 1997

A frank, behind-the-scenes look at modern China as two young fashion designers stage a show in Shanghai.

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Pathe Animated Gazette: Fire Breaks Out at Hornsby, Sydney newsreel – c1908

Topics in this Pathe Animated Gazette newsreel from 1908 range from a fire at Hornsby, in Sydney, to women modelling harem pants in Melbourne.

The Picture Woman short film – 1997

Over a series of seemingly unrelated images, a woman speaks in voice-over of taking a photo of herself every other day.

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Size 10 documentary – 1978

Size 10 is about how four young women break free of the pressure to conform to beauty and fashion norms.

Snapshot feature film – 1978

Snapshot holds some sort of distinction in thriller ranks for its use of a Mr Whippy ice-cream van as a deadly instrument.

Society Wedding home movie – c1914

This silent footage of a society wedding, beautifully framed and shot on 35mm nitrate film, is a rare example of a home movie from the 1910s.

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Tatler Social Newsreel: Social Party in South Yarra newsreel – c1934

Only a few Efftee newsreels have survived and this one is a vivid record of Melbourne society at play in the 1930s, complete with a society party in South Yarra.

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Zipper short film – 1998

This tongue-in-cheek live action-animated short blames the zipper for unleashing women’s sexuality.