Historical Insights


All Titles Produced by Efftee Film Productions.” Australian Screen.
• This section of the Australian Screen website collates 20 clips from Frank Thing‘s company (Efftee Film Productions) that have been preserved by the National Film and Sound Archive. These include scenes from Thring’s feature films, newsreels, advertisements, documentaries and variety shorts. The variety performances were produced as part of the Efftee Entertainers series (see the AVTA entry in the “Film and Vaudeville” section for more details). [Sighted 9/05/2017]

Circus in Australia(2011) Late Night Live, Radio National, 29 November.
• Phillip Adams’ guest, Mark St Leon, recently published a book on the history of the circus in Australia. In this program St Leon looks at some of the famous local and international circuses. [Podcast]

Reg Gorman: Hanging on to Vaudeville.” (2011) Verbatim, Radio National, 18 July.
• A veteran of Australian television, film and theatre, Reg Gorman is also from the last generation of Australian vaudevillians. Introduced by Amanda Smith. [Podcast]

Laughing at the Front(2011) Hindsight. Radio National, 24 April.
• The First World War had a major presence on the Australian stage, particularly in vaudeville theatre, before and after 1918; and following the Armistice, many variety shows were performed by diggers themselves. Featuring Prof. Richard Fotheringham, Prof. Graham Seal, Dr Clay Djubal and Dr Lisa Trahair. [Podcast]


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