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Three Directions in Pop Music

This short film directed by Peter Weir showcases performances by three pop bands at Melbourne's famous TF Much Ballroom in the early 1970's.
Series : Australian Colour Diary | Episode : 43 | Year : 1972 | Total Duration : 11 Minutes | Producer : Malcolm Otton
Director : Peter Weir |
TF Much Ballroom at night with someone looking out from window. People gathered at doorway Man working at desk seen through open doorway with large picture of the pope on wall above him. Brass and glass lighting suspended from ceiling. People seated on floor in semi darkness smoking and waiting for concert. Silhouetted figure against brightly lit background. Spotlight on figure to reveal performer Wendy Saddington in harlequin outfit and make-up singing with microphone. Male performer Teardrop in B&W outfit and make-up moving to music. Long-haired man smoking in wings watching performance. Saddington and Teardrop on stage with band members. Teardrop's facepaint with teardrop on cheek. Performance. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133790 | 4 mins 19 secs | 1970s | Melbourne, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Audience seated on ground applauding performance. Band on stage and Mick Conway addressing audience. Conway and Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band on stage performing with assortment of instruments including washboard, kazoo and stringed instruments. Red Head poster in background. Audience. Mick Conway and Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band performing. Elderly man walking past doorway then coming back and peeking in. Audience sitting on floor applauding. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133791 | 2 mins 12 secs | 1970s | Melbourne, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |
Man sitting at office desk with large picture of pope above him looking up as people walk past. People walking past large mural of Ginger Meggs towards exit. People in reception area of hall and stalls selling ugg boots. Audience seated in front of stage in darkness. Children dancing. Singer and guitarist from the band Indelible Murtceps on stage. Audience. Singer tapping feet. Drummer with psychedelic swirling patterns projected onto wall behind him. Bass player. Man looking at camera and suddenly smiling broadly. Guitarist and singer from the band Indelible Murtceps. Audience members listening. Stage with large cartoon cutouts of cars stuck to front of stage. Audience dancing. Quicktime clip available.
Access No. 133794 | 3 mins 46 secs | 1970s | Melbourne, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |