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Cinderella: Rags to Riches

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  Cenerentola’s Literary Beginnings Cinderella made her first appearance onto the world stage through a man named Giambattista Basile. Bastile produced the first written version of this beloved story which was written and set in Naples, Italy in the early 17th century. One of the most popular versions of Cinderella was “Cendrillion”, written by Charles Perrault in French in the late 17th century. Perrault’s additions and alterations to the story such as the pumpkin, the fairy godmother and the introduction of the infamous glass slippers made it an instant favourite, and set in motion a literary tradition that would be...

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Home is Where the Art is

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  For 24 year old urban Melbournite Kim Shotter, there is nothing more enjoyable than collecting Disney. Except for perhaps working on her own collection of Disney inspired artwork.   A self-confessed Disnerd since childhood, Kim grew up watching VHS tapes which, as an adult, she has now replaced with DVD and Blu-Ray versions. Her all-time favorite Disney movie is Aladdin, but as an adult she has come to love Tangled and Frozen.   Love Is an Open Door   Kim and her fiancé Kyle have been engaged for almost three years, and are planning on getting married on March...

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Confessions of a Disney-a-holic

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Look at this stuff, isn't it neat? Wouldn't you think my collection's complete? Wouldn't you think I'm the girl The girl who has everything? Look at this trove, treasures untold How many wonders can one cavern hold? Looking around here you'd think Sure, she's got everything   For collector and Disney fan Belinda Lee Osbourne, these lyrics from The Little Mermaid, couldn’t resonate more. Belinda’s life is steeped in Disney – from the bedding she sleeps in, to the ornaments she uses to decorate her Christmas tree, and the birthday gifts she receives from her fiancé and family. Belinda cites...

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