Fred Brodrick: Universal's Secret Weapon
|Fred Brodrick Self-portrait. 6 May, 1925. Everyone's|
The book will cover what movies were made here and what came into the country, along with censorship, how films were promoted and received by the public and much more. I'm hoping to have it finished by the end of this year and I've yet to approach a publisher. Currently it's hitting the 100,000 word mark with no sign of ending.
Along the way I'm writing about other parts of Australian cinema and finding myself cutting them out for various reasons. Some of those articles I've been shopping around but most I'll just post here, such as this one on Australian artist Fred Brodrick (sometimes spelled Broderick).
I knew nothing about Brodrick, other than he produced some of the most incredible posters and images for Universal (Australia) in the 1920s and 1930s. In researching him I've discovered that not a lot was written about him, but what was painted a good picture. So, without further ado, here's the story of Universal's secret weapon - Fred Brodrick.
|Fred Brodrick, February 1930. |