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By Anthony Buckley

ISBN-10: 1740667905

ISBN-13: 9781740667906

Tony Buckley is definitely put to take us behind the curtain to monitor via his eyes the interesting progress of Australian film-making. protecting an unlimited interval of our smooth historical past, he introduces us to the characters he has met: actors, stars, manufacturers, technicians - sharing his wonderful tales and insights.

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This never worried Dot or Mum but I would become extremely agitated for it meant we would miss the main titles of the film. To this day I cannot tolerate missing the start of a movie. When we were on time I became intrigued with the credit ‘film editor’ and began to wonder what this person did. My brother Peter died six days after he was born in December 1944, which triggered my mother’s decline in health. She was RH negative blood factor and transfusions were still a year away. The Kings was temporarily closed when my parents were evicted from Number 59 by other members of the Buckley clan but principally Dad’s sister Ruth, to whom he wouldn’t speak again till some months before he died.

I handed him one of my envelopes containing the frames from either side of the joins. He looked into the envelope, touched the bundles of frames for a moment, put them back and handed me the envelope. Perhaps this moment had brought back too many memories. Longford was already shooting Ginger Mick, the sequel, whilst The Sentimental Bloke was still in release. Heralded The Picture Show:4 ‘Ginger Mick’ – Another Australian motion picture triumph. ‘Australian enterprise gets a further boost with the advent of Ginger Mick as a film celebrity ….

I soon learnt the old saying that behind every good man there is a great woman, and behind Raymond Longford there certainly was – Lottie Lyell, the first star of the Australian screen. Our old family home at 59 Sinclair Street was only ten minutes walk from Longford’s Wollstonecraft home, which I wasn’t to learn till much later. We were now living at 77 Alexander Street, Crows Nest and I began writing to him after the press had discovered him working as a nightwatchman on Sydney’s wharves, telling him of my discoveries and my research.

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