Category Archives: Legends

Anzac Day Parade Melbourne

Sneak peek at some photos I took at the Anzac Parade in Melbourne.

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The under cover temp on senior stars….

The youthful spark of an aging rocker is what made me curious to see what drew hundreds to see his show.

Despite his age Neil Young had his fans lined up hours before the show to score the best spot in the mosh pit!

It was reminiscent to teenagers gushing over One Direction there was cheerful chatter and a kind of a lets throw my undies at him atmosphere.

I would have loved to see Neil in his prime, I’m sure many ladies would have screamed their lungs out!

After the warm up act, Neil swaggered on a stage that breathed hippy era suddenly the slow haunting sound of A Day in the Life echoed through the theater.

It was kind of creepy but the audience loved it, it made me think if we were transported back to the 1960s how many of his fans would have been listening to his music swaying and dreaming of the future.

I often daydream in my little spot and I imaged the audience in the 1960s they would not be sitting they would be creating havoc at Woodstock.

They would be dancing, they would be totally and utterly silly but they would have been having the time of their lives.

They would be wearing tie-dye draped in blankets but most of all it made me realise that everyone was young at one time in their life.

While my body was in the theater I was in a colorful place imaging another world where Neil was a massive rock star wooing the ladies in his flannel shirts and maybe some tight leather pants.

Until my imagination was shattered when I was told to go on break! The bright fluro lights hit me and I saw a rowdy senior arguing with the security staff.

I felt sorry for the security guard but had a little giggle, they may be old but they still know how to create havoc!

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My name is Bev and my dream is to celebrate stories of seniors for future generations. I want to create a student internship program which will connect seniors and students by documenting stories for exhibitions and publications.

I believe everyone is a senior star and should be celebrated.

Please have a gander at Celebrate Living History’s campaign Connecting the Community One Senior at a Time on Start Some Good and spread the love!

http://startsomegood.com/Venture/celebrate_living_history/Campaigns/Show/connecting_the_community_one_senior_at_a_time

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Happy Valentines Day!

Happy V-DAY EVERYONE! Heres a little bit of Casablanca for the lovers out there!

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The colourful characters of Frankston

The colorful characters that once inhibited the sleepy town of Frankston is what made me think of organising an exhibition showcasing these residents.

Its hard to believe in the 1930s the population of this bustling city centre was only 6,851 and considered a holiday getaway.

One intriguing person included John Maddox, nicknamed the Hermit as he lived in an isolated shelter on the ti-trees to the south of Seaford Road.

While John looked like a scary old man in reality he was quite pleasant and the locals used to share their homemade scones and cakes with him in exchange for fresh fish.

In a way John was tortured as he was a captain of a vessel that accidently sank with the loss of many lives.

Its sad to think this whiskery old chap held so much guilt and spent the rest of life living on the outskirts of society.

Another great personality included Father Gerald Tucker who founded the Brotherhood of St Lawrence in 1935.

While Father Tucker gave the impression of being an eccentric little man, he was an inspiration to many and showed if you dream big you can make it happen.

The dream was to create a settlement for homeless unemployed men and boys in Carrum Downs.

With a lot of hard work this vision was made a reality and old houses from Melbourne were transported to make way for a new community.

Those who attended Father Tucker’s Brotherhood of St Lawrence’s lectures have said he was a man who spoke with authority.

Its no surprise this one remarkable man paved the way for such a successful charity.

Golden Days Images is looking for residents within the Frankston area who would like to share their photographs and stories for an exhibition in August.

We are looking for members who have old photos they would like framed and displayed.

Also residents who want to share their stories on life growing up in Frankston for a documentary.

All participants will receive a free CD of their images.

If you are interested in taking part of this exhibition contact Bev on 0402926131 or email goldendaysimages@gmail.com

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A deeper insight into legendary Elvis

The charismatic soulful voice of Elvis is what drove girls crazy in the rock n roll era of the 1950’s.

Even now Elvis transcends generations with unique tunes begging us to dance donning blue suede shoes.

Surprisingly the “King” started his life as a poor country hick born in East Tupelo Mississippi on January 8, 1935.

Both of Elvis’s parents could sing but there were no famous musicians in his family tree.

Sadly Elvis had a twin brother Jesse who died at birth and was haunted by the thought that somehow he hurt his twin in the womb.

Throughout childhood Elvis was unusually sensitive and grew into a gawky teenager.

It was when Elvis’s family moved to Memphis that the journey to fame and fortune began.

Its funny Elvis was a walking contradiction he was shy but loved to stand out by wearing outrages frilly shirts complimented with greased black hair.

Even then Elvis knew if you want to stand out in a crowd you have to be different.

No one would have guessed the boy who wore pink clothes would turn into a stylish heartbreaker.

With a rag to riches journey to fame this self-proclaimed freak got his big break at Sun Records after a lot of persistence.

The magic moment happened when a country band gave Elvis the opportunity to sing a few tracks with them.

Elvis was nervous but blew the band away with a voice that was a mixture of soul, country and blues.

Inevitably Elvis grew into a man that would inspire millions of fans world wide to embrace life because “That’s all right Mama, that’s all right for you!”

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Celebrating the sexy glamour of Marilyn Monroe

The sexy swagger of Marilyn Monroe is one that will always stand the test of time.

Who can forget when this blonde bombshell in 1962 sang “Happy Birthday Mr President,” to John F. Kennedy?

Throughout the decades many have replicated this exact moment but none can beat this glamorous icon.

But not many know the struggles Marilyn faced to become this legendary starlet.

As a little girl Marilyn dreamed of escaping her orphan life as Norma Jean Mortenson, she hated being dragged around different families, especially when it came to bath time.

Imagine water being such an extravagance it was considered wasteful to change dirty water after every single wash?

Well it was Norma Jean who took the last bath after everyone else had scrubbed up!

In a way Norma was like Cinderella she dreamed of being beautiful and admired in fancy clothes.

Despite feeling like someone who didn’t belong to nobody she grew into someone to be admired.

This little orphan who had no money to buy food and clothes moved to Hollywood to pursue the dream of becoming a starlet.

Despite being so desperate for cash at times it was persistence that got Norma a gig at 20th Century Fox.

It was then Norma transformed into budding superstar Marilyn Monroe a legend that will always be remembered.

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