John Paramor

About John Paramor

John Paramor graduated from NIDA in the late 1960s and had a 30 year acting career in stage and TV. Among about 50 plays he appeared in were the original Australian production of The Rocky Horror Show and The Legend of King O’Malley.

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Two Lives in the Cross

The Cross that I remember was rather pretty in those days, with dress shops and gift shops and sweet little trees lining Darlinghurst Road, far from the interestingly ugly place it became during the R&R days in the late sixties and early seventies. Back in the fifties it was marvellous, the most interesting spot in Sydney. If you wanted to buy a smart gift, the Cross was where you went; it had coffee lounges, cinemas, restaurants, clubs – and even then it had its seamy side, but what wasn’t wonderful about that?

Edgewater flats, Elizabeth Bay, 1937. Photographer: Sam Hood. Via State Library NSW.