Between 1904 and 1949 the Sunday Times included a weekly column called "Peeps at People" which provided isolated Western Australians with gossip, news and insights into national and visiting international celebrities, as well as local identities. The subjects came from a vast array of social, business and entertainment backgrounds. By the late-1920s entertainment-related content had largely disappeared from "Peeps at People," being taken up by other sections within the paper. From 1949 it focused almost entirely on the local social scene.
Another column published in the Sunday Times was "The Busker" which irregularly published gossip, news and insights into both the local and the Australia-wide theatrical and films worlds between 1906 and 1923. "The Busker" was replaced in 1923 by the "Movies and Mummer's" column which ran up until 1931.
[Source: Australian Variety Theatre Archive]