David Hartnell: Memoirs of a Gossip Columnist
By David Hartnell | Paperback
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|Publisher||Penguin Group (NZ)|
|Release Date||2 May 2011|
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It can’t have been easy growing up in 50s New Zealand, gay and with a mum who‘d been abandoned by her husband. But from these unprepossessing beginnings David Hartnell has fashioned an extraordinary life for himself. A talent for roller skating unleashed the performer within and propelled him into a world of sequins, glitter and spotlights. He became the first male makeup artist in Australia, went on to design looks for the most prominent and secretive cross-dressers in the upper echelons of British society and eventually returned home to carve out a career in the media. This is the story of a wonderful life, gossipy, naughty and full of extraordinary snippets of information. The book is beautifully produced - other local authors will be grinding their teeth in envy at the quality of the paper and the number of photographs so yet again David Hartnell has found a way to break the rules and achieve the best possible result.
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