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I really got into this book! I'm into Classic Movies & knew the name Orry-Kellly from his many credits on Turner Classic Movies. I've always been a fashion follower--with a Bachelor's degree in it. This book covers both of these interests & a lot more!
Lots of humor, Art, History, sprinkled with an Aussie geography lesson. A little slow at the start, but worth getting through to the heart of it.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
This book is Orry-Kelly's story, told his way. It delves into his life and times, he treats everyone the same, from a star to strumpet, he tells it like it is. I found his description of Sydney fascinating which gave me a whole other feel for the city I live in. This book is very un tabloid. It's just Orry's story.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I thought this book would be a lot more interesting than it was.I found it boring and disappointing
I have a love of old Hollywood movies. The films, actors and more often any stories associated with the making of these films.
I like reading Memoirs and Biographies. I have a side interest in Costume and Fashion Design, so the names of Edith, Adrian and Orry-Kelly are familiar to me.
William McInnes has done a great job of narration, it's a good idea to have an Australian tell an Australian story.
Orry-Kelly was a perfectionist and a hard worker, the only criticism I have is that Kelly would have used much better pronunciation for some of the non-English names, he was that professional. This was something he definitely wasn't lazy about. As far as I was concerned, McInnes was Kelly.