“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
— Mark Twain

Miss Fisher’s 1920s Parasols on the beach at Queenscliff

Posted: August 18th, 2017 | No Comments »

I’m off on my summer holidays today so nothing serious and a break from grisly murders up Shanghai lilongs or horrid debaucheries down dark Peking hutongs for a change…

Regular readers will know that I occasionally like to post a Chinese parasol picture or three – we’ve had parasols in the silent movies, parasols on the French Riviera, down at Bournemouth, at the Folie Bergere, in the lovely hands of Adele Astaire, covering Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald from the French sun, on a saucy French postcard and sported by Kay Francis in Mandalay

But the queen of the parasol is perhaps Melbourne’s own lady detective Miss Fisher (Essie Davis of Miss Fisher Investigates). And here she is sporting a range in a lovingly 1920s recreation of the seaside town of Queenscliff, Victoria….


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