In 1980 Humphreys offered to donate material to the Victorian Museum of Performing Arts in Melbourne. His letters are printed on pink or yellow personalized letterhead. At the bottom of the page, it reads: “Recipients are advised to keep this memo as it is likely to become a very valuable collectible.”
Humphreys memorabilia began to be packed in suitcases and luggage. One of the deliveries came with a self-portrait sketch of the accomplished artist and a handwritten thank you note: “Thank you for accepting my keepsake in my lifetime and for tricking the whitebait at a banquet, much appreciated.”
Today, the collection includes 100 garments, including a shimmering robe covered in ghostly eyes. One eye actually blinks when a hidden string is pulled.And Edna’s “Scream” dress, based on Munch’s tortured image, sitting quietly in a locker, and Kylie MinogueGold hot pants and various other items associated with famous Australian performers.
A tribute display featuring a selection of garments is planned for the end of May at the Smorgon Family Plaza in the Melbourne Arts Centre. But hundreds of other costumes have yet to be found, some at Humphreys’ home and others with friends and colleagues.
He is also a collector of rare books.
“I’ve had calls from interested buyers from all over the world who want to know what’s going to happen to the books,” said Humphreys, a longtime friend and Sydney bookseller. nicholas bond Tell PS.
A self-proclaimed “bibliophile”, Humphreys’ rare book collection of 50,000 volumes still resides in his homes in Sydney and London.
It is reported to contain oscar wildephone book, signed copy the importance of earnestness On vellum, first edition Philip O’Connorof public memoir babyautographed copy Harold Actonof boringthe complete works of poet Wilfred Childe, 19th-century ghost stories and shelves of vintage children’s books.
golden soiree for kids
The Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation’s annual Gold Dinner fundraiser on Thursday night raised a whopping $19.2 million for sick children, more than double the amount raised last year, with most of it coming from west of Hyde Park.
Around 400 jeweled and tiarad silver tails, including main sponsor and co-founder of Scape Australia Craig Karacherrussian heiress Alina Barlowseasoned socialite Eleni Taylor and Vanessa Fennell, freshly baked lovebirds alexandra eddie with her real estate developer boyfriend robert whiteEager to enter Sydney Town Hall to see who will dig the deepest.
Naturally a miner. Australia’s richest man – gina reinhart – Worth a staggering $34 billion, according to recent figures Africa Rich Listalong with her daughter who doesn’t like to be photographed guinea Reinhardt (She’s not too shabby herself, at $2.2 billion.) Flying the banner of her family’s firm, Hancock Prospecting.
The Reinharts made the largest donation of the night — $5 million — to applause from the rich. Of course, that’s a piece of cake for Rineharts, but it goes a long way toward covering the $15 million cost of building a two-story building at Westmead Hospital’s new Kookaburra Center.
Bernadette Nassif Before pledging $1 million, she spoke movingly about how Westmead Hospital bought precious time for her terminally ill son.Husband real estate agent last year Sarkis Nassif – Brothers who make headlines John Nassif – Donated $10 million to the $915 million Parramatta Powerhouse.
Linda Penn, co-chair of the Gold Council, tried to put in $3 million anonymously (sorry, Linda has to do my job), and $1 million in pledges came out of the table.realtor turned tv star monica is here With donations far from the tip, $900,000 is put into the tin can, with every dollar of that going to the most worthy causes.
king invites bishop
While tireless social media influencers Julie Bishop bragging about her invitation king charlesAt the coronation on Instagram, PS heard that she will also meet several Sydney social royals, who also made the trek to London for the big event.
social barber John Bailey and a minor beating and bruising Skelecki – who was nursing a broken finger from a recent fall and a swollen ankle from an in-flight “accident” – both landed at Old Brighty for the festivities. Hope Jules can grab a few extra goodies for her mates in the cheap seats.
gifts for gifted actresses
She’s been one of Australia’s most underrated actors for years because, with the humility of being a true artist and a good person, she embraces the self-worship trap of celebrity. But now, after half a century in business, heather mitchell She finally gets the recognition she deserves when she publishes her memoir all and nothing.
Not everyone is so late to the party though. The cancer survivor and devoted mother of two reveals in her book that during a period of personal and professional challenges, her rapidly fading worldview was unexpectedly changed in the happiest of ways by the kindness of a stranger.
“In 2006, I opened my letterbox to find an envelope with a handwritten address. It was weird; normally, we only get bills or advertising material in the mail. This note is from an anonymous gentleman and begins:“ Dear Ms. Mitchell. You don’t know me, but I’m writing to you because I’ve enjoyed your show so much over the years. The letter went on to say that she knew actors were underpaid and she was happy to thank me in a specific way. Inside the folded paper was a bank check for $30,000.
“I stared at the check, in disbelief. I showed it to [husband] Marty, we’re all staring at it. I call the bank. I’ve talked to someone who I think might have done something like this, but no matter how hard I try to find her, her identity remains unknown. Her generosity gives us peace of mind. Receiving unexpected money is a great gift. The reason Mr. Anon offered the money was a gift, I hope, even a gift to herself. “
king of marketing kyle
not because of Salim Mehajwedding stop traffic Kyle SandilandsARN’s KIIS FM station owners say they didn’t pay for the shock athlete’s million-dollar wedding last Saturday.
Although the event provides broadcasters with endless marketing content, from live broadcasts on social media to audience promotion ahead of the big day. It gets more attention than the Met Gala.
Sandilands’ team of about 10 staff, all ARN employees, were apparently invited as guests, although some appeared to be very busy producing content for a live broadcast of the wedding at the historic Swifts mansion in Darling Point, leaving neighbors They are very unhappy.
Sandilands has been talking about the massive bills she received ahead of her wedding. The venue alone costs about $40,000 a day, and $150,000 is spent on all of these. He did get some freebies when it came to the wedding ring, though, courtesy of his jewelry buddy.
He was last married in 2008, and Sandylands was streaming tickets for the wedding.He also landed a $250,000 magazine exclusivity deal that led to his first bride, an aspiring pop star named at his record label Tamara Jaberkept out of public view by a team of burly bodyguards armed with giant golf umbrellas.
PS Heard there were no magazine bids this time, so Kyle himself provided full coverage.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese hover, prime minister Chris remembers Was one of the first to leave the wedding, trying to hide from photographers by sneaking out the back through the garage.
It turns out he first emerged with an unlikely link to the stunned athlete ahead of the NSW election.according to daily telegraphSandilands’ right-hand man Bruno BoucherKing Kyle’s managing director quietly advised Minns’ campaign as a “paid consultant” to oversee Minns’ “FM radio strategy”.
Meanwhile, Sandylands’ wedding dress was adorned with his family crest, which featured the motto i wish there was something betteror i hope for better thingsDarling Point locals would agree given the scene on Saturday, as die-hard fans wandered the gates of Swifts with a horde of media people eager to catch a glimpse of the – ahem – “A list” crowd. style.
many people have to make do jeff and susie fenicethey are happy to oblige.