In this podcast Dana talks about her friendship with Carmen, working at The Balcony and sex work in the 1970s. Dana has also done another interview about growing up in the 1950s. Dana passed away on 12 February 2018.
Dana semi-quotes from an article written by Robert Jones. The exact quote is "Carmen cut a grotesque figure, as might be expected of a 136-kilogram King Country Maori bloke wearing a dress and flaunting massive breasts thanks to implant surgery." (Dominion Post, 30 June 2007)
1960s, 1970s, aotearoa new zealand, art-a-rama, auckland, australia, belinda lee borlase, black magic, brothels, burlesque, ca d'oro (auckland), carmen rupe, carmen's international coffee lounge, carol de winter, chrissy witoko, church, community, dana de milo, drag, education, el matador, emmanuel papadopoulos, exotic dancer, family, friends, gender identity, gender reassignment surgery, icons, identity, law, le balcon/the balcony, les girls (sydney), linda koolmann, maori, media, melbourne, melbourne gender dysphoria clinic, motueka, niccole duval, parliament buildings, play girls (hong kong), police, powder puff (referred to as the powder poof, wellington), prison, rainton hastie, relationships, robert jones, safe sex, sayonara, sex work, showgirl, snake dancing, sorrento coffee lounge, striptease, sunset strip, sydney (australia), sydney mardi gras, tete a tete, transexual, transgender, trick, trudy kennedy, volunteer, wally martin, wellington, whanau