VPRS 4965 Consignment P0 Unit 4 Item 93 Record 1 Document: Advertisement re: The screening of the movie ‘The Story of the Kelly Gang’
This newspaper clipping from the Benalla Standard, dated 23 April 1907, is an advertisement for the screening of ‘The Story of the Kelly Gang’, one of the earliest feature-length movies ever to be screened. Twenty-seven years after the demise of the Kelly Gang, interest in the outlaws showed no signs of waning. This level of enthusiasm proved to be a concern for the authorities, who disapproved of the notoriety that seemed to envelop the outlaws. The publicity prompted officials to place a ban on the movie as a way of containing public interest.
BENALLA STANDARD TUESDAY, APRIL 23,1907
The MOST THRILLING PICTURE ever Presented,
Messrs, J. and N. Tait beg to announce that this exactly the same picture that was shown with record success in Melbourne. LIFE AND CAREER OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST FAMOUS BAND OF BUSHRANGERS. One Night only – THURSDAY, 25TH April.
4000 FEET Of extremely realistic & Sensational PICTURES
Prices-2/and One Shilling (a few reserved at 3/.) Box plan at Gregerson’s,
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