reel entertainment – Pat Hanna

The hand coloured glass lantern slide below is an advertisement for Pat Hanna’s fishing reel which includes instructions for its use. Its companion slide (both are c 1924) is from the same Hanna Collection at the State Library of Victoria.

Pat Hanna was a variety stage and film entertainer as well as a keen fisherman and inventor.  In the 1920s, he was touring Australia with his troupe The Diggers.  Cairns Post – 23 July 1925.  Diggers

The photograph is from The Courier Mail of 27 February 1934.

Wintergarden Theatre Brisbane

Mr. Pat Hanna, film producer and actor (on right), greeted by Mr. E. H Pelling, manager of the Winter Garden Theatre, on his arrival at Brisbane yesterday.

Head over here for more about Pat Hanna’s life as a performer from the Australian Variety Theatre Archive site.

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