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A touch of Picasso

I skipped most of the old portraits of wigged men and religious motifs that made up part of the National Gallery of Victoria’s European paintings in the St Kilda branch. Instead, I strode to the section where a couple of Picasso’s works were displayed. Continue reading A touch of Picasso

St Kilda Buildings

Across the street from Luna Park was the Palais Theatre where live productions were still held. A facelift was underway while a sea breeze drifted in off Port Phillip Bay.  Years earlier when I’d visited Melbourne, the building had been white. Continue reading St Kilda Buildings

The Bombay Talkies Limited

Himansu Rai and wife Devika Rani played an important part in the early development of Indian cinema. They began with silent movies in the 1920s before creating Bombay Talkies, producing some forty movies. Continue reading The Bombay Talkies Limited