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Publicity image of Louise Lovely in Jewelled Nights, The Mercury, 29 December 1925, p.6 (via Trove Australia)
form y separately published work icon Jewelled Nights single work   film/TV  
Adaptation of Jewelled Nights Marie Bjelke-Petersen , 1923 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 1925... 1925 Jewelled Nights
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The central character, Elaine Fleetwood, assumes a masculine role in an attempt to alleviate her family's financial troubles. She disguises herself as a boy and travels to Northern Tasmania to make her fortune on the osmiridium mining fields.

'This big budget production cost in excess of 8000 pounds and had lavish indoor sets as well as being shot on location in Tasmania. The film was not well received and both Louise Lovely and author Marie Bjelke-Peterson abandoned hopes of filming more novels for an Australian film industry producing wholesome family entertainment' (Source: National Film and Sound Archive).

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Works about this Work

The Long Shadow of 1927 Ray Edmondson , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , vol. 9 no. 3 2015; (p. 230-240)
Australia Crossed-Over : Images of Cross-Dressing in Australian Art Elizabeth McMahon , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Art And Australia , vol. 34 no. 3 1997; (p. 372-379)
McMahon discusses the way in which 'from the early colonial period, transvestism has been deployed as a central motif or conceit in Australian visual art, photography and film, as well as in ballads, literary narratives and drama (p.374).
Australia Crossed-Over : Images of Cross-Dressing in Australian Art Elizabeth McMahon , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Art And Australia , vol. 34 no. 3 1997; (p. 372-379)
McMahon discusses the way in which 'from the early colonial period, transvestism has been deployed as a central motif or conceit in Australian visual art, photography and film, as well as in ballads, literary narratives and drama (p.374).
The Long Shadow of 1927 Ray Edmondson , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australasian Cinema , vol. 9 no. 3 2015; (p. 230-240)
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