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Documentary Screening: The Trouble with Merle (2002)

When:
Tue 16 Jul 2019
Cost:
Free
Details:
Merle Oberon was one of the biggest movie stars of the 1930s and 1940s, starring in films such as The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Dark Angel and Wuthering Heights.

Studio publicists said she was born into a wealthy family in Hobart, Tasmania – Australia’s island state and, after her father’s death, had joined her aristocratic godparents in India.
Yet the rumour was that the exotic almond-eyed actress concealed her true past, that she was actually Anglo-Indian, and born in Calcutta.
Many in Tasmania, though, remain convinced she was their island’s most famous daughter, born not to wealthy parents but to a Chinese hotel worker and her married employer.

The Trouble with Merle looks at celebrity, memory, identity, race and class, the many alternative versions of reality which have entered Tasmania’s folklore… and why the fascination with Merle Oberon’s origins has been kept alive so long.

The Trouble with Merle (2002)
Writer & Director: Marée Delofski
Producer: David Noakes
Executive Producer: Mark Hamlyn
Duration: 55 minutes

FREE - everyone welcome. No booking required.
Location:
Mitchell Theatre
Lv 1 280 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW
Contact:
Melanie Ryan on
  02 9262 7300

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