Lights, Camera, Action in Victorian Melbourne

Rose Wild over at the Times Archive Blog has posted an amusing little short film that will never win an Academy Award,  but is worth a quick gander.  At just 24 seconds,  Patineur Grotesque is the oldest known surviving film from Australia–made for a song and a lark I suspect in 1896 on a Melbourne street.  Even then,  the Aussies clearly  loved a laugh. G’day!

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