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MOVIELAND'S "DOLL" '
. Movieland bustle and glamor has temporarily invaded a small corner of Sydney for the shooting of the Hecht-Hill-Lancaster production of
"Summer of the Seventeenth Doll."
NEXT week filming will be completed
on this screen version of Ray Lawler's play, and, shortly after, its international stars - Anne Baxter, John Mills, Ernest Borgnine, and Angela Lansbury - will
leave for home.
Then will come the job of cutting and editing-a task never before attempted in Australia on a film made with overseas capital.
The black-and-white film, the most im- portant movie ever made in Sydney, is directed by Leslie IN orman, the director of "The Shiralee" and "Dunkirk."
These color pictures by staff photog- rapher Keith Barlow are scenes from "The Doll," which will be seen by world- wide audiences when it is released in six or seven months-possibly after a Sydney
AMERICAN STAK ErneM Borgnine (above), pictured in character for hit role in "The Doll." in which he plays Roo. a likeable, rum- bustious cane-cntter.
THE BEGINN USG of the 17 th summer (right). Dosen in Sydney from, the cane fields, Barney (John Mills) and Roo are met mt Circular Quay by Roo's girl-friend, * Olive (Anne Baxter), and Pearl (Angela
Lmnsbury), unenthusiastic replacement for Barney's old girl. Nancy, whose marriage broke up a foursome of 16 years' standing.
THE END of the wonderful 16th summer («boee). Accompanied by Olive and Nancy (out of camera range, but played by Jessica Noad). the boys make a wild last-minute dash for Central Station and their north-bound train. As usual, the four had spent the cane-cutters lay-off season together at the Milton's Point residential (shown at right) run by Olive's mother, Emma. In the play. Nancy wat referred to, but dtd not appear. The film version of "The Doll" differs considerably from Lauder's original one-set play, when 16th summer wat simply referred to in dialogue. Film shows hotel where Olive it a barmaid, and next-door barber's where Pearl, a barmaid in the play, it a manicurist.
LEFT: Emma (Ethel Gabriel) it shown watering tired flowers on the verandah oj her Milton's
Point residential. Ethel Gabriel also played < the Emma role in the Australian, London, ¿nd Mew York stage productions of "The Doll."
JN Ray Lawlers
play the setting for "The Doll" was in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton, but Sydney was con- sidered more pictori- ally suitable and convenient for the demands of the screen version. Holly- wood set the action in Glen St., Milson's Point, an old residen- tial suburb situated on the northern side
of Sydney Harbor.
LEFT: The Milson's Point home of Miss Florence Carlon, which, during the shooting of "'The Doll," became 'Tam- ma's place." The camera lights and equipment outside the house give, hint of bustle to come when filming began.
ABOVE: Barney and Olive (John Mills and Anne Baxter) share one of the few jokes of the summer that was to prove full of dramatic changes. Both American and Australian dialogue versions have been recorded of some scenes.
RIGHT: Thc view from Emma's veran-
dah, looking across Luna Park, where some of the scenes
took place, and over
the Harbor to Walsh Bay and Pyrmont.