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Debussy plays Debussy | Clair de Lune (1913)

As some of you may know l am learning the piano. The student who's lesson is before mine is 10 years old, and, l was told this week that this sweet little girl started piano lessons at age 4. I'm quite a bit older than that. I wish l had started earlier but it's never too late and l love my lessons. This is the piece l want to be able to play. Debussy was a wonderful composer and Clair de Lune is such  beautiful, almost ethereal music. This rendition is by Debussy himself. What a treat.

ACMI Goddess Exhibition

The Goddess Exhibition is part of the Winter Masterpiece Exhibition for 2023

What an eye opener it was. There were many wonderful dresses from films across the decades. This one is from the film Orlando.

This is a dress worn by Mae West. 

Mae West was always cast as the man hungry sex bomb and this is what the Exhibition was all about. 

Yes there were some beautiful dresses but there was also an interview shown with Audrey Hepburn saying that once she got a bit older she was only being offered roles that wanted her to be older or younger. The Exhibition shows how Asian female actors were nearly always playing scheming machiavellian types. 

Did you know that Marilyn Monroe went on strike in 1954 because of the roles she was being offered and the fact that she was being paid 70% less than her male costars. I didn't.

The Exhibition shows how Hollywood treated the female actors. They had to combat ageism, sexism, being paid less than their male costars. Josephine Baker went to France to combat racism. All the fuss when Marlene Dietrich started dressing in suits.  Indigenous female actors in my country, Australia, had to fight to be heard.

It really was very interesting. And a take home message; we are all Goddesses.

ACMI Goddess Exhibition is on until 1st October.


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