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Advertisement re: The screening of the movie ‘The Story of the Kelly Gang’

VPRS 4965 Consignment P0 Unit 4 Item 93 Record 1 Document: Advertisement re: The screening of the movie ‘The Story of the Kelly Gang’

23/04/1907

Overview

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.

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BENALLA STANDARD TUESDAY, APRIL 23,1907
Amusements.
TOWN HALL, BENALLA.
Direction J. and N. Tait.
One night Only,
THURSDAY, 25TH APRIL.

The MOST THRILLING PICTURE ever Presented,
”THE STORY OF THE KELLY GANG,”

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
4000 FEET MOVING PICTURES
Also the latest Comic Pictures and other highly interesting subjects.

Prices-2/and One Shilling (a few reserved at 3/.) Box plan at Gregerson’s,
Manager, E.T Greig
Touring Manager, Geoffrey NYE

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VPRS 4965 Consignment P0 Unit 4 Item 93 Record 1 Document: Advertisement re: The screening of the movie 'The Story of the Kelly Gang'

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