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Title Family Confidential: The Hemmes - Ep 5 of 7 / Director: Swanborough, Greg
Published Australia : ABC, 2010
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Summary The Hemmes family revolutionised the Australian fashion scene with the House of Merivale and Mr John. Their name has been synonomous with style and sophistication for more than 50 years.The women are the retiring types, Merivale and daughter Bettina eternally camera shy, leaving it to the men, John Hemmes and son Justin to be the showmen. They have risen to the challenge, often branded as peacocks and playboys, revelling in the fast, shiny and new and attracting more than their fair share of gossip and innuendo.Today the Hemmes command a hospitality empire comprising a chain of glamorous restaurants and nightclubs worth a reputed $500 million.But despite the hype, enormous wealth and flamboyant exterior, this family of four is an intensely private and tight knit group. The outward glamour belies the reality of a family as real and down to earth as any other. They also have a new reality to also with. John Hemmes has a serious illness.PRODUCTION DETAILS:Series Producer: Laurie Critchley; Director: Greg Swanborough for Australian Documentaries in association with Screen Australia and the ABC
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2010-12-13 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Clothing and dress -- Standards.
Fathers and sons -- Psychological aspects.
Hemmes family.
Hospitality industry -- Management.
Women fashion designers.
Form Streaming video
Author Hemmes, Bettina, contributor
Hemmes, John, contributor
Hemmes, Justin, contributor
Hemmes, Merivale, contributor
Swanborough, Greg, director
Throsby, Edwina, cast
Young, John, contributor