Up for sale is a brand new ‘THE STORY OF THE KELLY GANG’ 1906 MOVIE POSTER FULL COLOUR REPRODUCTION PRINT with FREE AUSTRALIA WIDE POSTAGE.
The Story Of The Kelly Gang was Australia’s first feature film and a work of ambitious dimensions. Produced by the Melbourne entrepreneurs, the brothers J. and N. Tait and photographed by Millard Johnson and William Alfred Gibson, it had a grand opening at the Melbourne Town Hall in 1906 before transferring to the Athenaeum Hall. The film was 4000 feet long and at a projection speed of sixteen frames per second, this is over sixty-seven minutes of film, longer than any film made in the world at that time except for a few European religious narratives. To add to the reality, noises – hoofbeats, gunshots and voices – were provided by the showmen backstage. Not only was there the ‘full synopsis’ promised in the newsprint advertisement reproduced here, but a programme booklet with the story and stills from the film. The film was a much applauded success and was still being shown years later. By 1906, the Australian film industry was ten years old. The first public screening in the world had been held by the Lumiére Brothers in Paris in 1895; the first imported films were shown in Australia in 1896; the first films shot in Australia were shown the same year. As the popularity of film rapidly increased, there was an open-minded acceptance in Australia of its possibilities in many areas, including ethnographic filming (complete with recorded sound) by Waiter Baldwin Spencer in 1901, but the early straight entertainment films were short newsreels or simple stories. They were shown at the end of vaudeville programmes, or in halls specially hired: the new century was some years old before the first moving picture halls were opened.
The Story Of The Kelly Gang 1906 Movie Poster Reproduction Print is printed on archive quality 170gsm matt art stock ready for framing.
- CMYK full colour lithographic image
- Measures 594mm high x 420mm wide
- Can be trimmed to 230mm wide for framing
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