Friday Flashback: On the Beach
Well before Melbourne lockdown there was the day Hollywood came to town and emptied the streets.
I’m cheating a bit in this week’s Friday Flashback by drawing upon a film (not television) with this look at 1959 film On the Beach.
Shot in Melbourne by Stanley Kramer, the Nevil Shute tale centred around the end of the world following a nuclear war and starred Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins.
To achieve its empty Melbourne landscape the film cleared out city streets on a Sunday afternoon.
More recently we’ve seen very empty streets for a far different reason…