Biographies of People in the Film and Television industry including AMMPT Western Region.
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History of the Tom Hall “Eclair” 16mm Camera and TVW 7 Pye Studio Camera “Tube”. Thank you to Quentin Hall for the donation to AMMPT and for providing the biography of his father.11 Oct 2018 BIOGRAPHY Thomas George HALL (November 1926—May 1993) Development and printing of school buddies films. In the Naval Reserve WW2 aged 17/18 years Mentor photographer was “Master” Jack LITTLE (from the Newcastle Morning Herald) Worked as photographer Newcastle Morning Herald (where his father was head engineer on the presses)...read more
On 12th August, 2018 at 2pm Internationally renowned organist David Johnston OAM, accompanied by historic footage from the golden years of Television, presented Sixty Years of Television. David featured the Mighty Karrinyup Wurlitzer Organ in this nostalgic presentation. David Johnston OAM, was for many years resident organist on the Wurlitzer organ in the Dendy Theatre in Brighton. A long tenure at the Naughty Nineties nightclub has seen David emerge as the consummate entertainer. David began by listening to his father’s collection of...read more
Patricia Mc Intosh (nee Stephenson) of Mount Claremont Patricia Stephenson (24 Sept 1955 – 14 Jun 2018) former cast member of Stars of The Future has passed away aged 62 years. A Service will be held at KARRAKATTA Cemetery, Railway Road, Karrakatta, WA on Friday, 22nd June 2018 at 02:30 PM. Patricia Stephenson was a regular cast member of TVW Channel 7 Perth’s “Stars of the Future” in the 70s. Stars of the Future was originally shown on Saturday mornings, but later moved to a family viewing spot at 7pm on Thursday evenings. It...read more
My time in the film industry in Perth from 1951-1961 I commenced working in the film industry in 1951 when I was just 13 years of age. I was interviewed by the late John Pye and Arthur Stiles for the position of assistant projectionist at the Grand Theatre. I was fortunate enough to be successful in my quest. The film showing then was “Mr Denning Drives North” staring a very young John Mills. In those days the Grand Theatre only showed first released British films. The Grand projectionists were the flamboyant Doug Anderson,...read more
On the 28th of February 2004 family and friends gathered at Roy’s Home Cinema for a screening of “Charade” which celebrated 40 yrs to the day when Roy Mudge commenced his motion picture career in 1964 at the Princess Theatre in Fremantle with the very same film. Click here to read about Roy Mudgeread more
The Quiet Achiever. Collector and Film Historian Click here to read ‘Barrie King: The Quiet Achiever’ by Ian Stimson Barrie King 1 Barrie King...read more
Gordon McColl – TVW Cameraman and Director 1959 – 1975 Gordon McColl was very active taking photographs of shows, personalities and crew members during the early days of our television history. He was well placed, being one of the two studio cameramen on the opening night of TVW on October 16th, 1959 (the other cameraman was Richard Ashton). The collection of photos here represents an insiders view of daily happenings in the studios and during recreation time. Gordon was not only an early cameraman, but also the director of Club Seventeen...read more
Peter has been an AMMPT committee member in the past and strengthens the television background of the group. His experience provides a balance of expertise to the committee. Peter Goodall was a pioneering television news cameraman when TVW Channel 7 first opened, working there from 1959 to 1966. He later returned to be predominantly a studio director between 1979 and 1983. Father Leith Goodall (1903-1978) was a founding member of the Western Australian branch of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS). Leith was posthumously inducted...read more
Re-discovering the film legacy of Australian cinema pioneer, Joseph Henry Perry.read more