American history, American television : interpreting the video past / edited by John E. O'Connor ; foreword by Erik Barnouw
New York: Ungar, c1983.
Call No: 45:93 OCO Author: O'Connor, John E Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Ungar PubDate: c1983 PhysDes: xliii, 420 p. : ill. ; 22 cm Series: Ungar film library Subject: HISTORY AND TV.USA; ALLEN, ROBERT; AMOS 'N' ANDY SHOW, THE [TV] (US, 1951-53); BLACKS AND TV; BRIAN'S SONG (US, Buzz Kulik, 1971); BUSH [GEORGE SNR.] ON TV; COLD WAR ON TV; COMEDY PROGRAMMES. USA; COMMERCIALS.TV.USA; KENNEDY FAMILY ON TV; MARTY (US, Delbert Mann, 1954); MILTON BERLE SHOW, THE (US, 1954-56); NEWS PROGRAMMES.USA; NIXON [RICHARD M.] ON TV; POLITICAL PERSONALITIES ON TV.USA; POLITICS AND TV. USA; ROOTS [TV] (US, 1977); SEE IT NOW [TV] (US, 1951-58); SOAP OPERAS. USA; YOU ARE THERE [TV] (US, Sydney Lumet, 1953-55) Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p. 395-405 ISBN: 0804426686 : $13.50; 0804466211 (pbk.) : $7.95 LON: 2795583 More info
Bastard boys / Sue Smith
Strawberry Hills, NSW: Currency Press, 2007.
Call No: 79BAS SMI Author: Smith, Sue CorpAuthor: Film Finance Corporation Australia; Australian Broadcasting Corporation; New South Wales Film and Television Office; Film Victoria; Flying Cabbage Productions Source: Australia Place: Strawberry Hills, NSW Publisher: Currency Press PubDate: 2007 PhysDes: viii, 216 p. : ill. ; 24cm Subject: SCRIPTS. AUSTRALIA; HISTORICAL DRAMAS. AUSTRALIA; SERIALS. AUSTRALIA; TRADE UNIONS. AUSTRALIA; INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS. AUSTRALIA; RESTRICTIVE PRACTICES. AUSTRALIA; LABOUR. AUSTRALIA; COURTROOM DRAMAS; SOCIAL PROBLEMS ON TV. AUSTRALIA; CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES ON TV. AUSTRALIA; POLITICS ON TV. AUSTRALIA; POLITICAL PERSONALITIES ON TV. AUSTRALIA; POLITICAL DRAMAS. AUSTRALIA; STATE AND TV; BASTARD BOYS (AT, Raymond Quint, 2007) Summary: Script for the 2007 ABC TV mini-series 'Bastard Boys'.
"On 7 April 1998, security guards moved onto Patrick Stevedores docks around Australia and ordered the waterfront workers to stand down immediately. What followed this unprecedented attack on the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) was an industrial dispute that developed into a campaign for the hearts and minds of all Australians. 'Bastard Boys' tells the story of the fight that stopped the nation.
"A political thriller, war film, buddy movie, love story and courtroom drama all rolled into one, 'Bastard Boys' follows the lives of the key players in one of the most significant events in Australia's recent past.
"Written by Sue Smith ('Brides of Christ', 'The Leaving of Liverpool', 'My Brother Jack', 'The Road from Coorain') and directed by Ray Quint ('The Secret Life of Us', 'McLeod's Daughters', 'Blue Heelers'), 'Bastard Boys' screened on ABC TV in 2007."
Cast includes Jack Thompson, Colin Friels, Geoff Morrell, Daniel Frederiksen, Anthony Hayes, Justin Smith, Rhys Muldoon and Daniel Wyllie. Notes: Includes film end credits ISBN: 9780868198095 More info
The Jason Donovan file : everything you have always wanted to know about the actor, singer and superstar / Neil Wallis and Dave Hogan
North Ryde, NSW: Angus and Robertson Publishers, 1990.
On with the show : a glimpse behind the scenes of entertainment in Australia / John Cain
Richmond, Vic: Prowling Tiger Press, 1998.
Call No: 71(94) CAI Author: Cain, John Source: AT Place: Richmond, Vic Publisher: Prowling Tiger Press PubDate: 1998 PhysDes: 210 p. : ill, ports. ; 25 cm Subject: ENTERTAINMENT. AUSTRALIA; PERSONALITIES ON TV. AUSTRALIA; RADIO AND TV. AUSTRALIA; THEATRE AND THE CINEMA; POPULAR CULTURE AND THE CINEMA. AUSTRALIA; HISTORY AND THE CINEMA; CASEY, RON; CRAWFORD, HECTOR; KIRBY, ROC Summary: " On with the show" gives us the memories of 5 people connected with the formation of the Australian entertainment industry: they are Kenn Brodziak, Ron Casey, Hector Crawford, Roc Kirby and Dick Lean. They played key roles in establishing theartre, radio, television and cinema. They shaped the way we are entertained. The book provides with some behind the scenes reminiscences. [ Taken from the back of the book] Notes: Bibliography: p.207; Includes index ISBN: 0958664730 Donation: donated by Alex Gionfriddo More info
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POLITICAL PERSONALITIES ON TV
Sex appeal and spotty frocks : representations of women politicians in the news media
Metro Education (1999) iss.19 p.14-16 More info
Weekend Australian [Review] (06/06/2015) p.23 More info
Television Personalities : stardom and the small screen / James Bennett
London ; New York: Routledge, 2011.
Call No: 465.1 BEN Author: Bennett, James Source: US Place: London ; New York Publisher: Routledge PubDate: 2011 PhysDes: xii, 225 p. : ill. ; 24 cm Subject: BROADCASTING; PERSONALITIES ON TV; CELEBRITIES Summary: " Celebrities have come to increasingly dominate the media and its study in contemporary culture. Although acknowledged as part of this general rise in the importance of celebrity culture, television's specific forms of stardom have until now remained largely under-theorised. Television Personalities examines how television personalitites function as commodities, and also function ideologically, thus relating them to issues of class, national identity, sexuality, gender and social history. Television Personalities sets out a new way of considering televisual fame, arguing that it must be understood on its own terms, and thus establishing the televsion personality as a particular set of performers whose celebrity is contstructed through discourses of ordinariness, authenticity and intimacy. The book is divided into three sections that trace the historical development of televisual fame from the 1950s through to the emergence of 'DIY' celebrity in the digital era" -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes bibliographical references (-215] and index. ISBN: 9780415481892 Contents: Introduction -- The television personality system. TV must train its own stars : the invention of the television personality -- An "irreconcilable opposition" : music hall, radio and the emergence of televisual skill -- "Too much glamour"? : glamour, gender and "in-vision" announcers -- "Oooh, I'm an entertainer-- it's what I do" : political economy, performance and pleasure. "You don't know anyone ..."? : the political economy of television fame -- The art of "being yourself" : pleasure, meaning and achievement in performance -- The television personality system revisited : ideology, multiplatform and DIY fame. Just "an ordinary bloke" : national identity and ideology -- Get Internet famous! (even if you're nobody) : multiplatform fame and the television personality system in the digital era -- Conclusion. More info
Trump TV is coming to a set near you
The Australian (07/11/2016) p.24 Call No: SUBJECT CLIPPINGS FILE; POLITICS AND TV. USA Author: Day, Mark PhysDes: Clippings File Article Subject: POLITICAL PERSONALITIES ON TV.USA; POLITICS AND TV. USA Summary: Looking at the possibility of a Donald Trump TV network if the Republican candidate is not elected, and the implications this might have for the current US news networks More info
TV land : Australia’s obsession with reality television / Kerrie Murphy
Milton, Qld: John Wiley & Sons,, 2006.
What about me? Identity, subjectivity and reality TV participation / by Winnie Salamon
Call No: 76:759 SAL Author: Salamon, Winnie Source: AT Place: Melbourne PubDate: 2010 PhysDes: 275 leaves, bound ; 30 cm Subject: PERSONALITIES ON TV; PERSONALITIES ON TV. AUSTRALIA; POPULAR CULTURE AND TV; POPULAR CULTURE AND TV. AUSTRALIA; REALITY "SHOWS"; REALITY SHOWS, TV. AUSTRALIA; REALITY SHOWS. AUSTRALIA; REALITY TV; REALITY TV. AUSTRALIA; RESEARCH TV; TELEVISION; AUSTRALIAN IDOL [TV] (AT, 2003-); BIG BROTHER (AT, 2001); BIG BROTHER [TV]; BIG BROTHER [TV] (AT, 2001); BIG BROTHER UNCUT [TV] (AT, 2001-); BIGGEST LOSER, THE [TV] (AT, 2006) Summary: "This thesis examines first person accounts of former reality television participants who have appeared on Australian versions of Big Brother, Australian Idol and The Biggest Loser. While scholars have researched audience responses to a wide range of reality shows, little research has been conducted on the participants themselves. My qualitative research study involving 15 semi-structed one-on-one interviews with reality TV participants addresses this gap, using these accounts to explore broader issues surrounding late modern identity and subjectivity" -- ABSTRACT Notes: Typescript; Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Melbourne, School of Culture and Communication, 2011; Includes bibliographical references Contents: -- acknowledgments -- introduction -- chapter one: reality tv and our collective selves: a history and review of the literature -- chapter two: qualitative research and reflexivity: interviewing through an ethnographic gaze -- chapter three: 'there's no reality in reality tv': performing the real in a 'reality flavoured' universe -- chapter four: what about me? reality tv and the self-governed citizen -- chapter five: brand new world: reality tv and the branded human -- chapter six: reality is a bitch: expectations and disappointments in reality tv -- chapter seven: hijacking the branded self: reality tv and the politics of subversion -- conclusion -- appendix 1: the interviewees -- appendix 2: interview questions -- bibliography -- More info