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Annette Kellerman: Behind the Myth

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Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library

362-372 New Canterbury Road

Dulwich Hill, NSW 2203

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The feats of Annette Kellerman (1886-1975) are astonishing. From a childhood in Marrickville, she became an international celebrity as an endurance swimmer, a highly paid entertainer of the vaudeville stage and a star of American silent films. She played a key role in popularising the one-piece swimsuit for women and became a very successful businesswoman. The current Powerhouse Museum exhibition Million Dollar Mermaid presents this story and pays tribute to the artistry of her performances. Extensive research by curator Peter Cox casts new light on Kellerman's achievments. Join Peter for a lively illustrated History Week talk including rare footage from the Kellerman archives.

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