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'PEARLS AND SAVAGES.'
OAPT. HURLEY'S WONDERFUL PAPUAN PICTURES.
'Pearls and Savages,' which will come to West's Olympia shortly, is an astound ing picture, and probably the most beau tifully photographed pictorial of the kind that has ever been screened. Almost every body -will remember Capt. Frank Hurley.
lie went farthest south with the Shackie ton Expedition, andtsecured those realistic antarctic pictures, 'In the Grip of the Pouar Pack Ice.' Hurley accompanied Ross Smith on the last stage of that famous flight across Australia. He has been everywhere gaining in ? photographic knowledge, and applying his art to every subject. Hurley is an artist. He paints with the camera. He travelled through Papua for many months, venturing into the wilds of that almost unknown country, mingling among.' the head hunters with un equalled determination. The Sydney Morning Herald, referring to *rPearis and Savages,' stated:— 'The book of travel, however well illustrated, could not com bine the pictorai and the descriptive in anything like the seizing manner in which tbe soeneic wonderland ia shown.' An other Sydney newspaper remarked: — 4aFhe picture is almost uncanny in its reality, showing glimpses of beautiM waterways, tropical foliage, and is a worthy sequel to Capt. Hurley's story of tbe polar pack ice.' In the charge of Capt. Hurley the strip of celluloid becomes a magic carpet, along which the feet of the aodience wander to lands and among people hitherto undreamed of.