“Devika Rani and Himanshu Rai groomed me. They would insist I watch English films and arranged tickets for me. I watched so many stars like Humphrey Bogart, their styles - that's how I learnt to act.” - Ashok Kumar
- Exclusive set of two coasters from the exhibition: Bombay Talkies.
- In collaboration with the Dietze Family Trust, this ceramic coaster set contains 2 designs inspired by the exhibition.
- Presented in a locally printed risograph, these coasters showcase logo artwork digitally printed on ceramic coasters here in Melbourne.
Running for 20 years and releasing 40 films, Bombay Talkies was one of India's most innovative and highly resourced movie studios. It is credited with introducing the musical narrative structure that characterises modern Bollywood, and launched the careers of several prominent Indian film industry luminaries including superstars Ashok Kumar (1911 - 2001) and Leela Chitnis (1909 - 2003).
Size (cm): 10 x 10
Materials: Ceramic, digitally printed.
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