On this day …….. 21st of July 1916

Eager anticipation could sum up the mood of the in the crowd at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne on this day in 1916, lured by the promise of colour movies. The process was called Kinemacolour. It concentrated it’s cameras on pomp and pageantry in exotic locations, the Princes of India and their extravagant displays of wealth and power, the great cities of the world, and the outposts of the Empire. Admission price were one shilling, two shillings and reserved seats at two shillings and sixpence.