Ellis died in 2003 at the age of 63.
Does anyone remember Auntie Mame in Sydney's then notorious Kings Cross? Details please. I've worn my own Google out with this post.
I like his natural on the street type photos. Oops, lucky I double checked. This is by Roger Scott and not Rennie, and I like what I see of his photos. It's such a great photo of the lads in a Ghost Train, somewhere.
This little gem really grabbed my attention. It is a colour rich photo, so do click on it to see it full size. (Mary) Lady Fairfax on your left, heir to the Fairfax Press empire (publisher of The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, various country newspapers and owner of the online real estate company Domain), died only last month at the age of 95 and Gosia may be interested to know Lady Fairfax was once Australia's richest woman and Polish born. The other person is (Kathleen) Lady Clarke who died in 1999. We were once at a furniture auction house in High Street, Armadale and our friend nudged me. Over there, he nodded, Sir Rupert and Lady Clarke, and sure enough, there they were. The photo is called Lillian Lunch, no doubt a charity fundraiser lunch put on by Lillian Frank, once the hairdresser of our late friend, Dame M*.
I wonder if Rennie ever photographed Lillian Frank? Of course he did. So Annie, thanks for putting me onto Ellis. I have much to be grateful for to Anne O'Dyne over the years, from meeting her, interesting things sent in the post, musical education, absolutely shocking gossip and family history research. She is a bonzer chick.
*From the Cast List: Dame M. She is a rich widow who lives in faded grandeur in a substantial property on St Kilda hill. She smokes, drinks and gambles and at 82 is still hale and hearty. I could almost recommend her vices. Edit: Dead, 2008.