Lola Montez

Australia, 1988

Film
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Episode of Series “Willesee’s Australians”.
Lola Montez was one of the most colourful women in Australian history. The adventures of this notorious, internationally famous singer and dancer took her from the dizzy heights of a Royal debut in London, to a Bavarian palace, to the wild goldfields of Australia. Her shows were as big a hit in Sydney and Melbourne as with goldminers in Ballarat. Lola was untrained as a dancer, but her stage presence, audacity and appeal, bewitched audiences wherever she went. Discovering in 1855 that she was terminally ill she toured in an effort to put aside money for her future.

Credits

director
co-producer

Pamela Vanneck

Ron Saunders

Duration

00:48:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

Appears in

Willesee's Australians

Group of items

Willesee's Australians

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35700

Language

English

Subject categories

History → Australia - History

History → History

History → Montez, Lola

Music & Performing Arts → Dancing

Music & Performing Arts → Montez, Lola

People → Montez, Lola

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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