Australian Memories in Black and White
Essays by Felicity Robinson
Murdoch Books, 2005, b/w photographs throughout, paperback with wraps, ISBN 1740456084
Fine Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, uncreased spine
'Fashion, the second title in the Australian Memories series, is a collection of fashion stills taken from the Cinesound and Movietone newsreels, which played in Australian cinemas from 1931 to 1975. Over the decades the newsreels covered women's fashions in parades at nightclubs and restaurants, department stores, on the beach and in the streets - from voluptuous Bondi beach belles in modest wool jersey swimsuits to lean and lanky Twiggy look-alikes in lurex maxicoats and thigh-high boots. Featured in this book are Jean Shrimpton's scandalous appearance, hatless and bare-legged, at Melbourne's Derby Day in 1965; Maggie Tabberer in her modelling days; top mannequins in parades of French couture; and, of course, the well dressed Australian woman.'