Featured Vintage Print
Three young people stand talking outside a shop's display window
A black and white image of three young people - two women and a man - standing outside a shop's display window. The two women are talking to each other. Both have long straight hair and are dressed in the miniskirts of the 1960s era. The man has long sideburns and is dressed in a dark coloured suit and tie. He is looking away from the women. One woman carries a houndstooth patterned bag and a bunch of white flowers. This image was shot while filming 'Three to Go: Michael' 1969: Until now, Michael's life has followed a relatively straight and narrow path. A chance encounter with an actor involved in a film about guerrilla warfare leads him to question his safe job and conservative lifestyle. In this experimental drama, Michael is taken on an excursion into the world of the young radical, but is it where he belongs? Acclaimed director Peter Weir interweaves Michael's story with footage showing dramatised armed resistance in a Sydney under siege and segments from ‘Youth Quake', a panel discussion about the youth revolution.
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A young woman hugs a seated man from behind in an office setting
A humorous, colour portrait of a bespectacled young woman in a bright blue jacket who is tightly hugging a seated man from behind, in an office setting. The man looks like he is fantasizing about something pleasant. Behind them is a bookcase full of reference books. This image was shot while filming 'Will the Great Barrier Reef cure Claude Clough?' 1967: This bizarre little film takes the form of a psychiatric session, using the metaphor as a way to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. When people on the street seem to be walking backwards or upside down, Claude Clough (Charles Little) seeks therapy. His psychoanalyst (June Thody) advises him to take a holiday and get back to basics. From the psychoanalyst's couch, Claude's journey begins, with the psychoanalyst playing the roles of flight attendant, beautiful local girl and mermaid. The result is a tourist film with a difference - including stunning footage of the Great Barrier Reef. A lighthearted parody of psychoanalysis with a decidedly 60s feel.
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