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License Archival Footage From Cinesound-Movietone

This unique archival Australian and international newsreel collection covers events from the 1930s through to the mid-1970s; from WWII to the Korean and Vietnam Wars; the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II to the election of President Kennedy; from the opening of Sydney’s famous Harbor Bridge and Opera House to cricketer Don Bradman’s career.

The Cinesound-Movietone newsreels showcase in fascinating detail the changing attitudes of Australia and the world, recording and commenting on every major event in politics, war, natural disasters, entertainment, and sport. This 35mm archival film collection is a 50-year record of how the world lived and played, what people wore and how they saw themselves.

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Search Cinesound Movietone Collection
View the Cinesound Movietone online archive featuring Australian and international newsreels from the 1930s through the mid-1970s.
Entertainment and Celebrity Footage
From Elizabeth Taylor to Shirley Temple, Cinesound's libraries have footage of the early 1900's most famous celebrities.
World War II Footage
Capture moments from one of histories most significant time periods with wartime footage from Europe and the South Pacific.
Royals Footage
See life through the eyes of royalty with footage from the royal wedding, Queen Elizabeth II's coronation and international visits.
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