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Issue Details: First known date: 1987... 1987 Lola Montez
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After discovering that she was terminally ill, Lola Montez, the notorious courtesan and internationally known singer and dancer, undertook a world tour in an attempt to provide financial security for her final years. This documentary looks at the Australian leg of that tour, which occurred during the years 1855-1856.

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First known date: 1987
      ca. 1987 .
      Extent: 48 min.p.
      Series: y separately published work icon Michael Willesee's Australians Australians Trans Media Productions (publisher), Sydney : Trans Media Productions Film Australia Roadshow Coote and Carroll , 1987-1988 Z1587935 1987-1988 series - publisher biography

      A series of documentaries about Australians from all walks of life, the series was produced and hosted by former television current-affairs presenter Michael Willesee.

      Among the best-known people included in the series were infamous singer/dancer Lola Montez, actor Errol Flynn, athlete Betty Cuthbert, actress Lottie Lyell, radio personality Jack Davey, boxer Les Darcy, and Gallipoli hero Private John Simpson. The series also explored the lives of the Durkin family (Soldier Settlers), aviator Clyde Fenton, Sister Mary Mackillop, WWII nurse Vivian Bullwinkle, press baron John Norton, and General Henry Gordon Bennett, who fled Singapore in 1942, just prior to the island being invaded by the Japanese, leaving his army behind.

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  • ca. 1955
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  • c
    Australia,
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