Australian Screen

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All titles produced in 1929

9 titles

Australasian Gazette – Spectacular Surf Club Parade at Bondi Championships Carnival newsreel – c1929

This 1929 newsreel includes a lifesaving demonstration and a Scottish pipe band leading the opening parade of a surf carnival at Bondi Beach.

Bushells Tea: The Charmed Cup advertisement – 1929

Divided into three parts, this advertisement was screened like chapters of a dramatic fairytale plot.

The Cheaters (silent) feature film – 1929

Paula Marsh decides to end her career as a thief after falling in love with Lee Travers, son of a wealthy businessman.

Here Comes Santa advertisement – 1929

In this 1929 cinema advertisement, Santa and a young girl dressed as a fairy arrive by horse-drawn carriage at Alexandra Hospital and distribute presents.

Hoyts and Studebaker Cinema Advertisement: Touring Talkie Show advertisement – c1929

This advertisement positions the joint Hoyts, Shell and Studebaker venture as a service which audiences in country areas both need and deserve.

Hoyts Cinemas: Talkies for Country Areas advertisement – c1929

It wasn’t until 1937 that all Australian cinemas countrywide had been converted to sound.

Life Guards at Bondi Beach documentary – c1929

From around 1929, this fragment of actuality footage shows a Surf Life Saving carnival at Bondi Beach.

Talkie Season Opens: Wintergarden Theatre historical – c1929

The Wintergarden Theatre was the first suburban cinema to install audio technology to screen talkies.

Travelogue of Eastern States newsreel – c1929

This travelogue, made around 1929, shows the major cities of eastern Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the new national capital.