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form y separately published work icon Underbelly : Razor series - publisher   film/TV   crime  
Adaptation of Razor : A True Story of Slashers, Gangsters, Prostitutes and Sly Grog Larry Writer , 2001 single work non-fiction
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Underbelly : Razor
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'Mysterious sightings have been reported around inner-Sydney over the last week. A door to the past has opened, affording locals a glimpse of one of their city's most colorful eras...the 1920's. A time when notorious vice queens, Tilly Devine and Kate Leigh battled for supremacy over a nefarious world built on illegal drugs, gambling, extortion and prostitution. When brothels and sly grog shops flourished and gangs of thugs slashed their opposition into silence until the streets ran with blood.

'Welcome to the compelling world of Underbelly: Razor.'

Source: Channel Nine website, http://channelnine.ninemsn.com.au/ (Sighted: 18/08/2011)

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Works about this Work

The Gender Politics of Underbelly Razor Marise Williams , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 72 no. 2 2012; (p. 9-24)
'In the 1990s I was spending a lot of time right smack in the middle of notorious Razorhurst, the area of Darlinghurst and East Sydney where, in the 1920s and 1930s, the razor gangs waged war, as the vice queens Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine vied for their share of the working man's earnings through sly grog, cocaine and prostitution. It was more of a triumvirate of crime bosses - Leigh, Devine and Phil "the Jew" Jeffs - but the women were the ones who ruled the Sydney underworld roost. The Melbourne upstart Norman Bruhn who took on the triumvirate in 1927 didn't last long. At the time, I had no idea just how close I was to the history of the birth of organized crime in Australia. Larry Writer's book, Razor, about "this wild, romantic, dreadful period in Sydney's history" wasn't published until 2001 and Screentime's television adaptation of Writer's book, Underbelly Razor, aired in 2011...' (Soure: Introduction)
Dramatic Look at Ugly Australia of the '50s Geoff Shearer , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 July 2012; (p. 10)
Comedian Has Laugh Laugh Darren Devlyn , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 April 2012; (p. 7)
Dickens of a Time Finding the Good Geoff Shearer , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10-11 December 2011; (p. 16)
Good Year for the Mini Kylie Williams , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 December 2011; (p. 44)
Nudity, Blood and Guts : Nine Delivers Geoff Shearer , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 - 17 July 2011; (p. 35)

— Review of Underbelly : Razor Peter Gawler , Felicity Packard , Michaeley O'Brien , Jeff Truman , 2011 series - publisher film/TV
Razor War Cuts Fresh Ground in TV Violence Geoff Shearer , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 - 17 July 2011; (p. 35)

— Review of Underbelly : Razor Peter Gawler , Felicity Packard , Michaeley O'Brien , Jeff Truman , 2011 series - publisher film/TV
Slice and Dice Graeme Blundell , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30 -31 July 2011; (p. 27-28)

— Review of Underbelly : Razor Peter Gawler , Felicity Packard , Michaeley O'Brien , Jeff Truman , 2011 series - publisher film/TV
Violence Abounds in Latest Underbelly : New Series Cuts Straight to the Gore James Joyce , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 21 August 2011; (p. 10)

— Review of Underbelly : Razor Peter Gawler , Felicity Packard , Michaeley O'Brien , Jeff Truman , 2011 series - publisher film/TV
Critic's View Melinda Houston , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 August 2011; (p. 13)

— Review of Underbelly : Razor Peter Gawler , Felicity Packard , Michaeley O'Brien , Jeff Truman , 2011 series - publisher film/TV
Aussie Viewers Tuned in to First Family Colin Vickery , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 July 2011; (p. 14)
A Cut above the Rest Michael Idato , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 14 August 2011; (p. 4)
Razor Sharpens up Underbelly Dianne Butler , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 August 2011; (p. 3)
Good, Bad & Devine Holly Byrnes , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 August 2011; (p. 5)
Sex, Sin and the City Davis Guy , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 August 2011; (p. 4-5)

Awards

2012 nominated Logie Awards Most Popular Drama Series
2012 nominated Logie Awards Most Outstanding Drama Series
2012 nominated Australian Film Institute Awards Switched On Audience Choice Award Best Television Program
2012 nominated AWGIE Awards Television Mini Series Adaptation
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