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Creator:
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation  Search this
Thomas, Lowell  Search this
Physical description:
1 film reel (372 feet) sound b&w 16mm reference
1 film reel (372 feet) sound b&w 16mm archival original
Culture:
Australian aborigines  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Oceania
Australia
Sydney (Australia)
Date:
1939
Notes:
Title from credits (published work)---archival collection
The University of South Carolina Newsfilm Library has a portion of the Fox Movietone newsreel collection and the Fox Film Corporation's corporate successor Fox News Channel has a portion of the newsreel collection and the theatrical shorts. Theatrical films and shorts can be found at various archives around the U.S. including the Library of Congress and UCLA Film and Video Archives.
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation was a merger of Fox Film Corporation (incorporated in 1915) and Twentieth Century Pictures (founded 1933). The company continued to produce feature films and theatrical newsreels and shorts (under various Movietonews series).
Deposited by Santa Clara University in 1993.
Summary:
Edited film is a theatrical travelogue produced for the "Magic Carpet of Movietone." Film depicts various scenes of Australia including a beach, the city of Sydney, pastures (sheep and cattle) and animals (kangaroo, koalas, duck-billed platypus). The film shows scenes of Sydney with the harbor, the bridge, parks and an aerial view. The film also includes aborigines and their performing a crocodile dance.
Cite as:
Santa Clara University Archives
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, MD
Topic:
Cities and towns  Search this
Livestock  Search this
Animals  Search this
Aerial views  Search this
Dance  Search this
Indigenous peoples  Search this
Travelogues (Motion pictures)  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1993.1.97
Restrictions & Rights:
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_305228