Film: Stan and Ollie

For two decades from the late 1920s to the 1940s Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were hugely successful as the world’s most famous slapstick comedy duo.  Hefty, bumbling Ollie...
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Frolicking in Frisco

    The Bay Area looked a picture as our plane slid smoothly into San Fran on a fine February afternoon. I’d made the same glide path many times as a stripling LA-based...
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Perth in the 60s: A Happier Time?

Author Marcella Polain If you were a youngster in Perth in the 60s, how was it for you? Perth writer Marcella Polain was there, and she has bitter-sweet memories of the time. In...
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Theatre: Our Town

Our Town has hit our town, and it feels a lot like most towns. Thornton Wilder’s avant-garde 1938 play relates how, in a seemingly humdrum and uneventful world, we often overlook...
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Film: If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could talk is an absorbing and beautifully made film adapted from a 1974 James Baldwin novel of the same name by director Barry Jenkins (Moonlight). It is a...
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Matt Day Raking in the Viewers

Matt Day Raking in the Viewers

    ABC tele-drama Rake, starring Richard Roxburgh and Matt Day has brought some much-needed mirth to Thursday night viewing. Matt, still boyish after starring in Muriel’s Wedding 18 years ago, chats to The Starfish about his role in the hit show as a... read more
Willie & Rose: He’s Back!

Willie & Rose: He’s Back!

  Two months after telling The Starfish exclusively she was divorcing husband Willie Porteous, it seems Rose Hancock Porteous, the stepmother of the world’s richest woman, Gina Rinehart, has changed her mind. Willie, Rose’s real estate agent husband of 20 years,... read more
Here’s Lucy! Hidden Fashion Trio at E-Shed

Here’s Lucy! Hidden Fashion Trio at E-Shed

  Something exciting has been happening at the E-Shed markets. No longer the koala-keyring riddled tourist trap of yesteryear, it’s taking on a hipper new image and is home to three new boutiques, Madison Avenue by Madison, Frock This and Jodie & Anne.... read more
Film: Lore (Review & Giveaways)

Film: Lore (Review & Giveaways)

    Lore is a compelling film set in a defeated and devastated Germany in the aftermath of World War II. Told through the eyes of a Nazi-indoctrinated teenage girl, Lore (sensitively played by newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), it looks at the conquered nation from... read more
Geraldine’s Top Five Books

Geraldine’s Top Five Books

  Geraldine’s Hot New Picks: this month’s top five books selected by Geraldine Blake, buyer at the Swanbourne Bookcaffe. Geraldine’s first pick this month is popular Perth author, Liz Bryski’s new novel In The Company Of Strangers (McMillan), set in... read more
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