In the days before social media, selfies, and website competitions, there were still plenty of ways to engage with audiences keen to see themselves and their peers on screen. I ngā rā i mua i te pae pāpāho pāpori, i ngā kiriāhua, i ngā whakataetae pae tukutuku hoki, he maha tonu ngā ara e kitea ai ngā whakaminenga me ā rātou hoa ki ngā whakaata.
From the 1920s to the early 1940s, canny filmmakers would travel the country running local ‘screen tests’ for beautiful women, aspiring actors, cute babies and new styles of haircut. Mai i te tekau tau 1920 ki ngā tau tīmatanga o te tekau tau 1940, ka tipitipi haere ngā kaikiriata kia whakamātau kiriata mā ngā wāhine ātaahua, rātou hoki e whai ana i te ao kaikiriata, ngā pēpi pīwari me ngā tāera makawe hou.
Read more on our blog and take a look at some of the candidates in a range of vintage competition films. Filmgoers would vote for their favourite in the lobby – who would get your tick? Pānuitia ētehi atu kōrero kei tā mātou rangitaki, ā, tirohia ētehi o ngā kaitono kei ngā tū whakataetae. Ka pōti ngā kaimātakitaki i te roro o te whare pikitia – kia hoatu tō pōti ki a wai?