Elaine Mae Woo, the director of Frosted Yellow Willows (2007), a documentary about the career of Anna May Wong, visited Melbourne last week for the Anna May Wong retrospective at ACMI. Pictured are moderator Philipa Hawker (above, left), Elaine and myself on stage following the screening of Frosted Yellow Willows on Thursday night at ACMI. Elaine and I spoke about Anna May Wong at the Chinese Museum on Saturday afternoon (below), and then I introduced Shanghai Express (1932), one of Wong’s best and most memorable films, at ACMI on Saturday night.
Dominick Dunne and the grave of his daughter Dominique at Pierce Brothers cemetery in Los Angeles. Dominique’s tragic murder started Dominick’s second career as a ‘celebrity’ crime reporter and a crime fiction author.
I’ve designed a couple of brick walls for the apprentice bricklayers at Holmesglen TAFE to build. One is based on eating a vanilla slice and the other is based on Tintin’s rocket in Destination Moon by Hergé.
Apprentice bricklayer Brett who built the Vanilla Slice Wall
Students in my Popular Art, Architecture and Design class also designed some brick walls for the bricklaying apprentices at Holmesglen to build. Here is a small sample of them:
James Bond Wall—Brendon Pope
Abbey Road Wall—Mohamad Khalid
Super Mario Wall—Ai Ci Lo
Scary Wall—Joanne Nataprawira
Music Wall—Melika Mehdizadeh
Red Violin—Melika Mehdizadeh
The Joker/Heath Ledger Wall—Sandalie Seneviratne
Gift-Box Wall—Takuya Matatsumoto
Michael Jackson’s Feet—Kathryn Ko
Hitting a Brick Wall—Georgie Stokes
Optical Illusion—Marc Cheeng Ming Ern