Stop laughing, this is serious

Australia, 1967

Film
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A survey of the Australian newspaper cartoon tradition from the 1880’s up to the late 1960’s. Shows many examples of Australian artists’ work, some of which are famous throughout the world. Today’s cartoonists: Emile Mercier, George Molnar, Bruce Petty and Les Tanner discuss their work, struggles and aspirations. Narrated by Frank Legg, music by Don Burrows.

Credits

production company

Australian Broadcasting Commission

producer/director

John Power

Duration

00:42:55:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1967

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

010261

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Newspapers

Comedy

Comedy → Satire

Crafts & Visual Arts → Caricatures and cartoons, Australian

Crafts & Visual Arts → Cartoon characters

Crafts & Visual Arts → Cartoonists - Australia

Crafts & Visual Arts → Petty, Bruce, 1929-

Crafts & Visual Arts → Tanner, Les (Leslie Mervyn), 1927-

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → Australia - History

History → History

Literature → Australian wit and humor

People → Mercier, Emile, 1901-1981

People → Molnar, George, 1910

People → Petty, Bruce, 1929-

People → Tanner, Les (Leslie Mervyn), 1927-

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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