Monthly Archives: August 2009

Anna May Wong in Australia

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Film and television, Travel

Vale Dominick Dunne, 1925 – 2009

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.

Posted in Crime fiction (excluding Sherlock Holmes), Film and television

Brick Walls

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture (excluding A.W. Purnell) | 3 Comments

Throw a Steak on the Barbie

Posted in The everyday and the surreal