View Cart Book has been added to your cart.
    Those Dashing McDonagh Sisters
    Those Dashing McDonagh Sisters
    Australia's first female filmmaking team
    The trailblazing McDonagh sisters were the first women in Australia to form their own film production company. Between 1926 and 1933, while they were in their mid-twenties, these sassy sisters produced four feature films and a number of documentaries.<br/>The youngest, Paulette, was one of only five women film directors in the world. Phyllis produced, art directed, and conducted publicity. And the eldest, Isabel, under her stage name Marie Lorraine, acted superbly in all the female leads. Together, the sisters transformed Australian cinema's preoccupations with the outback and the bush - and what they mocked as 'haystack movies' - into a thrilling, urban modernity.<br/>Their private lives were equally adventurous, and their suitors included a famous magician, a wealthy rubber broker, a defrocked Anglican priest, and a number of silent film stars.<br/>In Those Dashing McDonagh Sisters, Mandy Sayer reveals the sisters' remarkable story, from daughters of a respected Sydney surgeon with a love of theatre and the arts, to their first feature film, Those Who Love (1926), an instant hit, and their controversial final film, Two Minutes Silence (1933). Today, their most famous feature, The Cheaters, is frequently screened at international film festivals around the world, most notably in New York and London, to rapturous reviews.<br/>'Engrossing and entertaining. An inspiration for filmmakers and artists today and anyone who dreams.' - Jan Chapman<br/>'LOVE LOVE LOVE Mandy Sayer's marvellous storytelling skills, showcased in this wonderful biography of the legendary filmmakers, the McDonagh sisters. As meticulously and thoroughly researched as an historical document, yet not just for film aficionados; it's gossipy, fascinating and totally entertaining. A FABULOUS read, absolutely adored it!' - Jacki Weaver<br/>
    Read more Show less

    NZ$ 74.99

    Book Author
    Mandy Sayer
    Genre Arts, Music & Entertainment , Biography & Autobiography
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    UNSW Press
    Age Range
    Approximate delivery

    UP TO 30 DAYS (?)

    Publication Date

    Related Books

    More Books by Author

    in purchased.