Baby Boomers Picture Show, The


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1990, 70 Minutes

Relive the magic of your childhood...
swing on a hills hoist
hear Jason and the Argonauts on the radio
taste the warm school milk
smell the chook roasting on Christmas Day
remember the excitement of Saturday arvo pictures.

This fun-filled, nostalgic romp through daily life in the 1950s and 1960s recalls what it was like to be one of the baby boomer generation in Australia. Inspired by the book Baby Boomers by Helen Townsend, The Baby Boomers Picture Show recreates the sensations, the thrills and the horrors of growing up in Australia during that period - the frenzy of rock'n'roll, the terrors of adolescence, cracker night, scooters, hoola hoops, Brylcreem.

A celebration of this country's immediate past, beginning in a period of innocence and moving into increasingly turbulent times.

A co-production of Film Australia and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.


Writer/Director: Stephen Ramsey

Narrator: Steve Bisley

Year: 1990

Running Time: 70 Minutes

Classification: PG. Consumer advice: adult concepts.

Curriculum Links: Australian History, Cultural Studies, English 'Australian Identity: Social Life and Customs', HSIE/SOSE 'Exploring Australian National Identity', Media.

Featured People: Helen Townsend, Stephen Townsend, Simon Townsend, Rosanna Townsend, Sue Bradley, Bruce Hancock, Jenny Colwill, Colleen Cooke, Gilly Coote, Tony Coote, Paul Thompson, Leonie Thompson, Kirsty Melville, Jane Ramsey.


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SKU 198900700
Brand Film Australia

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