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On wrinkles, grey hair, ‘pertness’, beauty and death: and the privatisation of the body as capital

Just reading a lovely, thoughtful post ‘On being a babe… or not’ by Australia author Susan Johnson (My 100 Lovers, etc) over at her blog, prompted by some comments by Pamela Stephenson on last night’s Q&A. Johnson talks about the … Continue reading

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In Praise of Men in Frocks: Vale Brian Crossley – Mrs Flower Potts from Adventure Island

Sad news that Brian Crossley — the actor who brought Flower Potts to such vivid life in the 1960s childrens’ classic television series Adventure Island — died at his home on the weekend, aged 85. Flower Potts was special because … Continue reading

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