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Number 96, Mavis Bramston and Me

By David Sale

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Format: Paperback, 314 pages
Other Information: black & white illustrations
Published In: United Kingdom, 10 April 2013
Two shows changed the face of Australian television forever, and rocked the nation to its foundations. And now, the creator of Number 96 and the Executive Producer of The Mavis Bramston Show takes you behind the scenes of these two controversial, outrageously groundbreaking series for a jaunt through the industry's Golden Years. These two shows flaunted the unmentionable, destroyed taboos, ridiculed sacred cows and dared to deal with subjects hitherto considered too shocking for polite society. They were condemned from the pulpit, slayed by the critcs, yet adored by an immense majority of viewers Actor, script writer, producer and author David Sale's career progressed through the theatres and movie studios of London and Hollywood and the turbulent world of Australia's TV industry, and he takes us with him every step of the way. It's a life that began in war-ravaged Manchester, followed the migrant route to Australia, and - against all odds - hit the heights of show business. It can be summed up in four words. From Blitz to Glitz! "I held her firmly at arm's length and told her not to forget to leave her breakfast order outside the door. All around us, whispers of debauchery filtered from elsewhere in the hotel. She turned her face up at me, with an innocence that belied her words, blinked at me, the tears still visible on her cheeks. 'I'm serious, you know. I want to be a star. "And I'll do anything, f*ck anyone, to get there." "I know you will," I said. And eventually, she did.
EAN: 9781922204080
ISBN: 1922204080
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Dimensions: 22.86 x 15.24 x 1.78 centimetres (0.42 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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