A 16mm motion picture film featuring a television advertisement for the Kodak Automatic Movie Camera. The commercial, which features a family enjoying model car racing in their home, is part of the Kodak 'No Place Like Home' campaign. This film was produced by Senior Film Productions in 1961 for Berry Currie Advertising, who were commissioned by Kodak Australasia.

This film is part of the Kodak collection of products, promotional materials, photographs and working life artefacts collected from Kodak Australasia in 2005, when the Melbourne manufacturing plant at Coburg closed down.

Kodak manufactured and distributed a wide range of photographic products to Australasia, such as film, paper, chemicals, cameras and miscellaneous equipment. Its client base included amateur and professional photographers, as well as specialist medical and graphic art professionals who used photography, x-ray and other imaging techniques.

Description of Content

Television commercial advertising the Brownie Movie Camera. It opens outside a cartoon house and a bassoon or bass clarinet begins playing theme music. Inside, a woman waves a white flag and we see model cars racing. A father and son on the floor watch the cars go around. The mother picks up the camera, with mounted lights, and films the action. Later, the family gather around the slide projector and view the footage. A male narrator speaks throughout.

Physical Description

16mm cellulose acetate motion picture film; Black and White; Television commercial (TVC); Optical sound; 1961

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