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RAHS Day Lecture – Recreating Sydney in 1959 – The Making of Ladies in Black

August 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

Circular Quay, Sydney, c.1950s [RAHS Image Collection]

The recently successful Australian film Ladies in Black, directed by Bruce Beresford, was set in the late 1950s. Producer and co-writer of the film, Sue Milliken, will talk about how the look of Sydney in 1959 was created for the film, through script, design and visual effects.  The talk will be illustrated with clips, stills and anecdotes from the film.

About the speaker: Sue Milliken AO has been producing Australian films since the 1970s. Among her credits are The Odd Angry ShotSirens, the TV mini-series My Brother Jack, two indigenous films, Crocodile Dreaming and The Redfern Story, and four films for Bruce Beresford – The Fringe DwellersBlack Robe, Paradise Road and Ladies in Black. She has served on industry boards and written three books about the film industry, Selective Memory, There’s a Fax From Bruce and the recently published Producing for the Screen, with Andrena Finlay.

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Date:
August 7
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.rahs.org.au/product/day-lecture-recreating-sydney-tickets/

Organiser

Royal Australian Historical Society
Phone:
(02) 9247 8001
Email:
history@rahs.org.au
Website:
www.rahs.org.au

Venue

History House
133 Macquarie Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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Phone:
(02) 9247 8001
Website:
www.rahs.org.au

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