[Alan Hopgood Collection]
Call No: DONATION - ALAN HOPGOOD Source: AT PhysDes: 1 box Subject: HOPGOOD, ALAN; ALVIN PURPLE (AT, Tim Burstall, 1973); ALVIN RIDES AGAIN (AT, David Bilcock & Robin Copping, 1974); BELLBIRD [TV] (AT, 1967-1977); PACIFIC BANANA (AT, John Lamond, 1981) Summary: A donated collection of items from Alan Hopgood to the AFI Research Collection.
Alan Hopgood has been a long-time writer and actor within the Australian film, tv, and theatre scene. His work includes screenplays for films such as Alvin Purple, Alvin Rides Again, Pacific Banana, as well as television shows such as Bellbird, Alvin Purple, And the Big Men Fly, Neighbours, Pugwall, and The Flying Doctors.
Alan was involved with Bellbird when the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) had made a decision to change the screening time of its show Bellbird. This did not sit well with a large selection of the viewing public who protested this move and wrote to the ABC to complain. Alan kept those letters in a view to get them published in a book, which didn’t eventuate. These letters were kept and are part of Alan’s donation to the AFI Research Collection Donation: donated by Alan Hopgood, 2010 ID2: 56 More info
title clippings file
ALVIN PURPLE : (AT, Tim Burstall, 1973)
Alvin Purple / Alan Hopgood
Sydney: Scripts, 1974.
Alvin Purple / Catharine Lumby
Strawberry Hills, NSW: Currency Press ., 2008.
Alvin Purple/ Alvin Purple Rides Again
Empire (Australian Ed.) (September 2004) iss.42 p.117 More info
[Alvin purple : Graeme Blundell as Alvin Purple sitting naked in an office while another man talks to him]
Call No: TITLE STILL AUSTRALIA Source: AT PubDate: [1973?] PhysDes: 1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 25 cm. Subject: ALVIN PURPLE (AT, Tim Burstall, 1973); BLUNDELL, GRAEME Summary: Graeme Blundell sits reclined at a desk wearing nothing but socks and sneakers. He looks to his left at a man who is fully dressed and standing at the desk that he is reclining behind. Notes: Moderate surface damage to photograph; Pencil annotations to reverse of photograph; Red adhesive sticker on reverse of photograph; Pin holes on corners of photograph More info
[Alvin purple : stills file ]
Call No: TITLE STILLS AUSTRALIA Source: AT PhysDes: 2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm.-20 x 25 cm Subject: ALVIN PURPLE (AT, Tim Burstall, 1973) Summary: Alvin Purple (Graeme Blundell), as water-bed salesman, with kinky customer in ALVIN PURPLE More info
title clippings file
ALVIN PURPLE [TV] : (AT, 1976)
The dirty dame
The Australian [Review] (19/01/2013) p.26 More info
An Examination of Australian cultural identity as depicted in four Australian films : The Adventures of Barry McKenzie, Alvin Purple, Sunday too far away and Picnic at Hanging Rock / by Sue Ramadan
Kensington, NSW : [s.n.], 1976:
Call No: 408.1(94) RAM Author: Ramadan, Sue Place: Kensington, NSW : [s.n.], 1976 PhysDes: [79 leaves] ; 30 cm Subject: NATIONAL IDENTITY IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; AUSTRALIA; PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (AT, Peter Weir, 1975); SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY (AT, Ken Hannam, 1975); ADVENTURES OF BARRY MCKENZIE, THE (AT, Bruce Beresford, 1972); ALVIN PURPLE (AT, Tim Burstall, 1973) LON: abn98366333; 14228501 More info
'Holy Alvin' or 'Alvin Purple superstar'
The naked truth : a life in parts / Graeme Blundell
Sydney: Hachette, 2008.
Call No: 81BLU BLU Author: Blundell, Graeme Source: AT Place: Sydney Publisher: Hachette PubDate: 2008 PhysDes: 312 p. : ports. (some col.) ; 23 cm Subject: BLUNDELL, GRAEME; DON'S PARTY (AT, Bruce Beresford, 1976); BOX OF MOONLIGHT (US, Tom DiCillo, 1996); ALVIN PURPLE (AT, Tim Burstall, 1973) Summary: "Actor, director, producer, biographer, critic and journalist, Blundell established theatre companies and was there when they closed, watched the film industry through its many renaissances, and television as it became an addictive digital environment. In The Naked truth Blundell writes about Australian life in the 40s, 50s and on with the insight of someone who was always part of the action - whether he wanted to be or not. He also takes us into his life - the early years of truly independent Australian theatre, the wild local film industry in the 1970s, to the rise of local television programs."--Provided by publisher. Notes: Includes index ISBN: 9780733622618 More info
Outside interference : The politics of Australian broadcasting / Richard Harding
Melbourne: Sun Books, 1979.
Call No: 19AUS HAR Author: Harding, Richard Source: AT Place: Melbourne Publisher: Sun Books PubDate: 1979 PhysDes: viii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm Subject: AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING COMMISSION; Australian Broadcasting Tribunal; BROADCASTING. AUSTRALIA; ECONOMICS AND TV. AUSTRALIA; LEGISLATION. AUSTRALIA; PROGRAMME COMPLAINTS; PROGRAMME CONTENT. AUSTRALIA; PUBLIC BROADCASTING. AUSTRALIA; RADIO AND TV. AUSTRALIA; SPORT ON TV. AUSTRALIA; STATE AND THE MEDIA. AUSTRALIA; STATE AND TV. AUSTRALIA; TELEVISION. AUSTRALIA; FRASER, MALCOLM; GYNGELL, BRUCE; PACKER, KERRY; ALVIN PURPLE (AT, Tim Burstall, 1973) Summary: "In recent years the Australian Broadcasting Commission has been racked with storm and strife. The public mud-slinging and political gesturing that has kept it in the news have been accompanied by the simmering background of internal wars that affect the media monolith. Professor Richard Harding has been a man inside the ABC - among the men with the hottest seats and the best views of the bloody circus, the Commissioners. His brilliant observation of the events that have occurred in his time at the ABC gives a fresh insight into many of the issues that made headlines - the Bland affair, the staff commissioner, the continuing crisis and cries of "bias" in current affairs programmes, 2JJ and access radio, FM, the department of the media, the sports coverage tangle, etc. The effects of politics and government funding on the Australian Broadcasting Commission, and the role of the ABC as an opinion maker are seen in a realistic light from the centre of affairs." - BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographic references and index ISBN: 0725103159 Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info
Reviews : Alvin Purple
Lumiere (January/February, 1974) iss.31 p.30 More info
Rob Bishop interviews Tim Burstall
Lumiere (November, 1973) iss.29 p.12-15 Author: Bishop, Rob PhysDes: Article Subject: BURSTALL, TIM; STORK (AT, Tim Burstall, 1971); ALVIN PURPLE (AT, Tim Burstall, 1973) Summary: Interview with Tim Burnstall on his early career, work in America, television productions, the success of STORK, and with a brief mention of his latest film ALVIN PURPLE. More info
The screening of Australia : anatomy of a national cinema / Susan Dermody, Elizabeth Jacka
Sydney: Currency Press, 1987-<1988.
Call No: 71(94) DER v.2 Author: Dermody, Susan; Jacka, Elizabeth Place: Sydney Publisher: Currency Press PubDate: 1987-<1988 PhysDes: v. <1-2 > ; 21 cm Series: Australian screen series Subject: BUDDY FILMS. AUSTRALIA; AUSTRALIA; THEORY. AUSTRALIA; CULTURAL IMPERIALISM. AUSTRALIA; CLASS AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; NATIONAL IDENTITY IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; NATIONAL CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; COMEDIES. AUSTRALIA; WOMEN IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; MEN IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; POLITICAL FILMS. AUSTRALIA; SEX IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; REALISM IN FILMS. AUSTRALIA; AUSTRALIAN FILM COMMISSION; BREAKER MORANT (AT, Bruce Beresford, 1980); ADVENTURES OF BARRY MCKENZIE, THE (AT, Bruce Beresford, 1972); CAREFUL HE MIGHT HEAR YOU (AT, Carl Schutz, 1983); GALLIPOLI (AT, Peter Weir, 1981); MAD MAX (AT, George Miller, 1979); MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER, THE (AT, George T. Miller, 1982); MY BROTHER JACK (AT, Gil Brealey, 1965); ALVIN PURPLE (AT, Tim Burstall, 1973); CHANT OF JIMMIE BLACKSMITH, THE (AT, Fred Schepisi, 1978); FAR EAST (AT, John Duigan, 1982); F.J. HOLDEN, THE (AT, Michael Thornhill, 1977); HEATWAVE (AT, Phillip Noyce, 1981); KILLING OF ANGEL STREET, THE (AT, Donald Crombie, 1981); MAD MAX II (AT, George Miller, 1981); NEWSFRONT (AT, Phillip Noyce, 1978); PALM BEACH (AT, Albie Thoms, 1979); PHAR LAP (AT, Simon Wincer, 1983); PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (AT, Peter Weir, 1975); SUNDAY TOO FAR AWAY (AT, Ken Hannam, 1975); TOWN LIKE ALICE, A (AT, David Stevens, 1980); WE OF THE NEVER NEVER (AT, Igor Auzins, 1982) Notes: Includes bibliographies and index ISBN: 0861911876 (v. 2); 0868191876 (v. 2) LON: 5369777 More info