The Dawn Fraser Story
|The Dawn Fraser Story|
|Directed by||Joy Cavill
|Written by||Joy Cavill|
Waratah Film Productions
|Distributed by||TCN 9|
|14 December 1964|
The Dawn Fraser Story is a 1964 documentary film about Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser. It was made by Joy Cavill, who later made a feature film about Fraser, Dawn! (1979), and had a romantic relationship with her. It is one of the few Australian documentary films of the time to be directed by a woman.
Filming began in August 1964.
While filming at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, Cavill suffered a heart attack.
- "What makes Dawn tick?.". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 16 December 1964. p. 19. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
- "Dawn sets the record straight.(Local)", The Australian (National, Australia), News Limited: 003, 2001-06-01, retrieved 9 January 2012
- David Stratton, The Last New Wave: The Australian Film Revival, Angus & Robertson, 1980 p111
- "Double helping of Project '64.". The Canberra Times. National Library of Australia. 21 December 1964. p. 23. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
- Pat Gillespie, "Joy Cavill", Cinema Papers, May 1990 p79
- The Dawn Fraser Story at the Internet Movie Database
- The Dawn Fraser Story at National Film and Sound Archive
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