Title Details

Dream Comes True, A

Follows an American woman and her husband on a trip they won around Australia.
Series : Australian Diary | Episode : 31 | Year : 1950 | Total Duration : 9.5 Minutes |
Director : Jack S Allan |
WS Earl Carroll Theatre, Hollywood with queues of cars and people waiting to enter. Bathing beauties on stage, final two competitors, "Queen" Evelyn Mortensen receiving crown. Mortensen and husband leaving their Los Angeles home. Esther Williams talking to Mortensen by swimming pool and couple arriving by car to Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco. Mortensens on boat under Golden Gate Bridge. Tilt to plane, Mortensens inside looking down to Diamond Head, Hawaii, aerial over Waikiki Beach, Mortensens disembarking plane at night and receiving lei. WS Royal Hawaiian Hotel, LS locals surf riding. CU plane propellor and aerials over Fiji coastline. Nandi airstrip from cockpit. Mortensens enjoying kava ceremony, Evelyn Mortensen drinking kava while locals dance and sing. Mortensens arriving by plane to Sydney airport.
Access No. 43232 | 3 mins 22 secs | 1950s | USA ;Fiji; Sydney, NSW, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
VS city lights of Sydney at night. Evelyn Mortensen and husband victor at formal reception. GS Mortensen modelling Hollywood fashions on catwalk. VS Taronga Park Zoo, Mortensens patting koala, holding joey, unpacking picnic lunch. Mortensens climbing towards waterfall in Blue Mountains, looking at view of Wollongong from Bulli Lookout and Victor taking footage with movie camera. Couple visiting sheep station near Canberra, watching sheep herding, MS talking to stockmen. VS city of Brisbane, MS couple talking to Premier Hanson. WS couple on Burley Beach, talking to lifesaver, WS surfer riding longboard. VS Victor shooting footage of Evelyn under large umbrella on Great Barrier Reef beach. Mortensens looking at tropical fish(b&w striped, panther grouper, puffer fish), coral and clams. Mortensens riding turtle in shallows.
Access No. 150375 | 3 mins 33 secs | 1950s | Sydney, NSW; Brisbane, Qld Australia | © NFSA | B&W |
WS Hobart, WS Evelyn and Victor Mortensen in front of Wrest Point Hotel, MS drinking tea in cafe. Couple looking at Butlers Gorge Dam, and patting baby possums. WS park and streets in Adelaide. Mortensens at commemoration Tree, tilt to explanatory plaque. Couple meeting State governor Sir William and Lady Norry. Moretensens in family homes of locals chosen as "ideal families", greeting schoolchildren. Mortensens at cattle station and patting calves. WS crowds at Melbourne Cup race. VS Mortensens at fence and in stands and high shots over race. Mortensens at airport waving farewell and boarding plane. British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines plane taxiing and taking flight.
Access No. 150376 | 2 mins 39 secs | 1950s | Hobart, Tas; Adelaide, SA; Melbourne, Vic, Australia | © NFSA | B&W |