Here is another member of the ‘Bert Levy Appreciation Society’ (BLAS) outside the Palace Theatre in London, the scene of Bert Levy’s breakthrough performances in 1909. This is the extremely talented Grace Louey, who like Owen from a week or two ago is a NIDA graduate in costume and set design. Grace has been in London two plus years now and is working on some of the biggest productions that are of course, all top secret. Grace started out making short films when at secondary school when she won a short film award at the St. Kilda Film Festival. Most recently, she co-produced independent feature film TRACES by Australian director Amiel Courtin-Wilson.
Grace’s Bendigo Connection – Added intrique to this post, is that Grace’s paternal ancestor is possibly sitting in that last photo from 1900 of the meeting of Bendigo’s Chinese Community and the Easter Fair Committee. The Loueys later moved to Mildura to become Market gardeners. (Small world again)