In 1966 the John Martin’s department store held a Centenary Christmas Pageant in recognition of the store’s 100th Anniversary year. The Christmas Pageant, developed by John Martin’s Chairman Sir Edward Hayward, was first held in 1933. This extract of film shows behind the scenes shots, footage of Sir Hayward and South Australian Governor Sir Edric Bastyan and scenes of the Centenary Pageant.
This 15 minute documentary tells the story of Denis Smith. Two years ago he was in a high pressure sales job suffering with depression, debt and alcohol problems. Then he discovered light painting, and his life changed forever…
Made by The Commonwealth Film Unit 1966. Directed by James Jeffrey. A picture of life in the South Australian capital of Adelaide in the mid 1960s, social, commercial and recreational.