Sir Eugene Goosens: sex, magic and the maestro

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Segment on ABC TV history series 'Rewind' presented by Michelle Arrow. 'Rewind' uncovers the story of the scandal which enveloped Goossens and drove him from the country. In late '50s, British composer and conductor, Sir Eugene Goossens, was the dominant figure in the Australian cultural landscape. His abrupt fall from grace was spectacular and tragic. Behind the conductor's downfall was his relationship with the notorious Rosaleen Norton, the 'witch of Kings Cross', who mixed sex and magic in a potent brew. It all came apart when he was caught with pornographic material at Mascot airport. Fearing a court case, the conductor fled the country soon after, never to return. 'Rewind' reveals some new aspects of this story, including an exclusive interview with Pamela Main, one of the other women in Goossens' life. First broadcast 5 September, 2004.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
PublisherAustralian Broadcasting Corporation
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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