Title Details

Melbourne Wedding Belle

A humorous look at Melbourne.
Year : 1954 | Total Duration : 10.5 Minutes | Producer : Ron Maslyn Williams
Director : Colin Dean |
Bride dressed in wedding gown, holding a bouquet, getting out of a car. Bride sitting in back of car next to an older man who is wearing a suit and tie. Cinematographer R.G. Pearse with film crew shooting a scene on the roof of a hospital in Melbourne. Doctor and two nurses with patient on roof of a hospital. Man driving a vintage car through an elaborate set of gates.
Man wearing a cap and goggles behind the wheel of an old car. Woman shopping in department store being shown a dress by a shop assistant.
Opening with CU hand on tulle and scroll down wedding invitation. Air to air shots of TAA DC4 plane, aerials Melbourne port area. MS balding man looking out plane window, aerials over city. Flight attendant helping passengers. Lowering of plane wheels for landing. Older woman leaving large Melbourne house and walking suburban Toorak streets. Autumn trees, woman boarding tram. City tram past camera, VS War Memorial . VS of Melbourne, trams and River Yarra. Older man gathering flowers from garden, wrapping them in newspaper then putting on driving cap and goggles to travelling down mountain road in vintage car. VS young groom driving in open Vauxhall sports car past Port Melbourne, Luna Park, St Kilda, Courts of Law, Albert Park and St Patricks Cathedral. Traffic light changing to red, driver raising arm signalling stopping. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 3906 | 4 mins 34 secs | 1950s | Melbourne, VIC, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Tilt up Melbourne Hospital exterior. Doctor and nurse doing ward rounds, talking to patient in walking frame on rooftop terrace. Pan over Melbourne rooftops to city. Man in suit into yellow taxi cab and driving down busy Melbourne street. Woman alighting from tram. VS busy street with pedestrians, traffic and shops. Woman admiring hat in shop window, hat being removed from display stand. CU woman in black hat and veil. WS Melbourne races, punters, jockeys on horses, man in suit studying form guide. Bookie's board, bookmaker, betting, money, totalisators etc. Horses at gate and start of race. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 3916 | 2 mins 40 secs | 1950s | Melbourne, VIC, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Vintage car entering gates of Exhibition Building. Fountain, and car approaching gates to Melbourne Government House and guard. Driver in cap and driving goggles. VS Botanic Gardens, Government House tower, Union Jack flag, lakes, CU white flower. Sentry with rifle over shoulder. VS busy Melbourne city street. Woman leaving shop wearing hat, hat then replaced in window display. Doctor and nurse in hospital ward. Melbourne race track, race in progress, man listening to radio and celebrating win. CUs counting money and kissing pound notes. Yellow taxi cab. Large gift-tied radio. Man getting into vintage car, wedding car approaching church. Bride and groom emerging from church, bride's smiling face and confetti. Bride and groom leaving church with wedding party. Tilt up spire of church. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 3920 | 3 mins 11 secs | 1950s | Melbourne, VIC, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |