The Trouble with Merle

Maree Delofski

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This program uncovers the true past of Merle Oberon. Studio publicists said she was born into a wealthy family in Hobart. In reality, Merle Oberon was born in Calcutta to Anglo-Indian parents. This film looks at celebrity, memory, identity, race and class, examining one of the biggest movie stars of the 1930's and 1940's. 56 mins.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLindfield, N.S.W.
PublisherFilm Australia
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Oberon, Merle, 1911-1979
  • Motion picture actors and actresses--Biography


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