Author Archive for: ‘Ann-Marie Cook’

Re-assessing the Demise of the McDonagh Sisters

When we consider the achievements of Paulette, Phyllis and Isabel McDonagh, it is tempting to regard the first Australian women to own a production company, and receive credit as filmmakers in their own right as victims of industrial conditions that limited production, distribution and exhibition opportunities for Australian films. Indeed, the narrative that emerges from scholarship on the McDonaghs situates …

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