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New in Biographies Roy Mudge and his Princess Theatre
Retired projectionist Roy Mudge, has worked for 50 years in Perth, Fremantle, suburban and drive-in Cinemas… including the Piccadilly, The Grand, Theatre Royal and The Ambassadors, after beginning as a 16-year-old assistant at Fremantle’s Princess Theatre in 1964. Roy had the foresight to take photographs of them, and collect much movie related memorabilia over the decades. He is now the curator at the Australian Museum of Motion Picture and Television. Roy’s passion for the cinema industry and film making art is manifest in...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