My Life with Charles Chauvel: The Story of the Man who Made Australia's Greatest Motion Pictures by Elsa Chauvel
To take you down to the sea in ships, to go tramping over a thousand hills, to huddle against a man-made cyclone in the jungle scrub of the Lamington Plateau and to go out with Charles and Elsa Chauvel on the film front of their lives - that's the object of this book.
In these pages you will share with the writer her dramatic years beside her film producer husband, helping to pioneer a struggling Motion Picture Industry. You will sail with them to lonely Pitcairn Island where they face hazardous seas to bring back, for the first time, film footage of the hiding place of the Bounty Mutineers.
You will travel with the adventure-loving pair into the rugged interior to film among the strange, Stone Age Aborigines of the Northern Territory. You will listen to the thunder of hooves as they film the unforgettable and world-acclaimed charge of Forty Thousand Horsemen, and you will read of the Stars discovered and created by Charles Chauvel: Errol Flynn, Mary Maguire, Chips Rafferty, Peter Finch, Michael Pate, Betty Bryant, Tudawali and Ngaria Kunoth of Jedda fame.
In so doing, you will come to know something of the Charles that Elsa met and how the two became a dedicated partnership.
Hardback | 191 pages
Shakespeare Head Press
A vintage book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The dust jacket is included and in good condition (minor scuff marks along the edges and general wear due to age). All pages are undamaged with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. An old and aged, but still very clean and solid copy.