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Noel Ferrier interviewed by Bill Stephens [sound recording]
Bib ID 1513321
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Ferrier, Noel, 1930-1997, Interviewee
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 1997 
3 digital audio tapes (145 min.) + 2 sound discs (CD) (ca. 87 min.) 
Summary

Noel Ferrier, TV personality, entertainer, actor and producer, discusses his life & related issues & events. Topics covered include his childhood & his family's heritage in show business, the early beginnings of his own career (inc. organising Red Cross Back Yard Concerts & the Crawford School of Broadcasting), early jobs in radio acting & the theatre & the different techniques for each, Repertory & University revues, people he has worked with, the birth of Dame Edna Everage, theatres of the day (J. C. Williamson's, Tait Bros, Tivoli Circuit), his own TV show in 1956, early days of Australian television, Graham Kennedy's entrance into TV, role of the press in promoting early shows, working with John McCallum & Googie Withers, involvement with the original production of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, his 3UZ radio work with Mary Hardy, a number of his shows (inc. In Melbourne Tonight, Riptide, Irene, How to succeed in business without really trying), his films (Alvin Purple, Elisa Fraser, Year of Living Dangerously, Paradise Road), his terminal illness, meeting his wife Suzanne, the Australian Musical Theatre Co., various musicals & festivals, his technique for preparing a role, more of his big roles, his off-stage interests, his entrepreneurial work, impact of Noel Ferrier's Bubble & Squeak Restaurant, influence of Nancy Hayes, Jill Perryman & Toni Lamond on Australian theatre, and defining a star.

Notes

Compact disc (audio)

Has accompanying biographical notes.

Accompanying material: program for his show at the "Ferrier in the round", held at the Queanbeyan School of Arts Cafe in July 1997.

Recorded in Sydney on June 19, 1997, and in the LG1 Studios, National Library of Australia, Canberra, A.C.T. on July 24, 1997.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-217350043

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (typescript, 13 leaves) and uncorrected transcript available (typescript, 40 leaves) 
Subjects Ferrier, Noel, 1930-1997 -- Interviews.  |  Entertainers -- Interviews.  |  Television broadcasting -- Australia -- History.  |  Theater -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.  |  Radio broadcasting -- Australia -- History.  |  Actors -- Australia -- Interviews.
Other authors/contributors Stephens, Bill, 1936-, Interviewer

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ORAL TRC 3596
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ORAL TRC 3596 (transcript)
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ORAL TRC 3596 (summary)
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