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Description - The Naked Truth by Graeme Blundell

Graeme Blundell became Australia's first sex symbol when the hit movie 'Alvin Purple' opened in 1973. A reluctant pin-up, he quickly became a household name and is one of our most well-known actors.

But Alvin is only one part of Blundell's diverse career. He was a founder of Melbourne's theatre groups La Mama, The Australian Performing Group and Playbox, which changed the face of Australian culture. He has directed over a hundred plays, acted in about the same number, and appeared in ground-breaking popular Australian films, including 'Don's Party', and television series such as 'The Box'. He is now an acclaimed writer and journalist.

THE NAKED TRUTH is Graeme Blundell's personal insight into the early years of truly independent local theatre, the wild film industry in the 1970s, the controversial rise of Australian television, and his role in each of them.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780733622618
ISBN-10: 0733622615
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 156mm x 26mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Hachette Australia
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Graeme Blundell

Actor, director, producer and writer, Graeme Blundell has been associated with many pivotal moments in Australian theatre, film and television. After working at the legendary Pram Factory and then Hoopla, he was co-executive director of the Playbox Theatre Company, associate director of the Melbourne Theatre Company, artistic director of the National Playwrights Conference and artistic director of Kinsela s in Sydney. He has directed over 100 plays, acted in about the same number, appeared in more than 40 films and hundreds of hours of television. He is also an award-winning director and a prolific journalist. He wrote the bestselling book King, co-authored a biography of painter Brett Whiteley, An Unauthorised Life, and edited and compiled Australian Theatre: Backstage with Graeme Blundell for Oxford University Press. His columns appear most frequently in the Australian and he has also written for the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Sun Herald, the Australian Women s Weekly and Luxury Travel. He lives on the New South Wales Central Coast with writer Susan Kurosawa.

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