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You've brought with you to this conference a collection of sunglasses, optical glasses, the most beautiful tiny little glasses. Tell us about those.
Well, the first pair of glasses, little gold frames, little loops on them to tie them onto my head, little side shields, and even then I had a script in them of plus one. And how old were you when you had these glasses?
I was 14 weeks old. And the dark glasses were always first thing on of a morning and last thing off at night. And so was there the same kind of awareness around looking after your skin, staying out of the sun and all that?
I mean, in the general population now there is really, but what about when you were little? We didn't have any sunscreen actually, it was just the thick zinc cream stuff just after the war. Did you experience any teasing or bullying as a child or teenager? Some people used to say, 'What made your hair so white? Ted Thomas took the ribbing as good-natured. For a time, Marion Morrison wanted to change her appearance.
Yes I did, I dyed my hair when I was about 22, and it took three times the amount of stuff to do it. What colour did you dye it?
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The first time my mother-in-law did it and she put honey blonde on it and it went bright apricot. So consequently I went to the hairdressers.
So why did you do that? I think you get sick of people talking about you. You feel as if you've got two heads and they think you haven't got ears or a brain.
So I think you try to get rid of that look that you have. My husband encouraged me, and maybe he was a little embarrassed. He never, ever said that, but maybe he was, I don't know. It was his encouragement that got me to do it. But I didn't stick with it. Have you ever been sunburnt? And over there they wet the greens before you go on them. And it was a heatwave in New Zealand and I was playing a singles game and we played a very long time.
And I got practically third degree burns - through 30 denier stockings, because in those days ladies wore dresses to bowls and stockings. Well, you are an enthusiastic lawn bowls player, so how do you keep yourself protected from that happening ever again? Well, these days of course I wear slacks, I wear long sleeves, purchase or knit mittens for my hands, and I always have a hat with as big a brim as I can find. And I even have a little thing I put inside my shirt, even though it's got a collar on it, to stop my neck burning.
So yes, I'm all rugged up. About all you can see of me is my mouth and my cheeks. Do you have children? I do, I have four sons. And do any of your children have albinism? No, but I do have a granddaughter who has mild albinism. She is fortunate in that her sight is better than mine and she has a little colour in her hair and a little colour in her skin. I have two sisters and they are quite okay. I have two sons, and their children are okay as well. I have six grandchildren. So you're the only one, Ted?
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I'm the only one. But basically anybody with albinism, basically what we need is good sun protection and large print. The electronic stuff we have now is marvellous, and I'm able to read the Herald every day now on my iPad. So I get to buy the digital Herald and I sit up in bed and I read the paper like my father used to do. And I do check the death notices just to make sure I'm not there!
There are a few different forms of albinism.Gingers Get Spray Tans For The First Time
The one that Ted and Marion have is oculocutaneous albinism, which gives them very fair hair and skin, and low vision. With this you can also have nystagmus dancing eyes or strabismus misaligned eyes.
Albinism is inherited in a recessive way. That means both parents have to be carriers, and with each child they have, there's a one in four chance of albinism. So, worldwide how common or uncommon is it? Is it more prevalent in particular populations?
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Here in Australia, the incidence of albinism is about one in 17, It varies around the world but that's about the worldwide incidence of albinism. There are some isolated populations, for example, an indigenous people in Panama, the Kuna people, it's one in 70 has albinism. There are other populations, for example in Africa, in Tanzania it's about one in 1, So why that higher incidence in those particular places? Well, there are a variety of reasons.
In island populations we tend to think of this as what we call a founder effect. That is, the luck of the draw of who settles that island, and so those genes tend to be magnified.
In Africa it could be a different story. Among the possibilities are that being a carrier for albinism could confer some advantage to individuals and therefore it's kept in the population. And we'll talk more about albinism in some African countries and in the Pacific later, here in The Body Sphere.
Now, I've been mostly using the term 'albinism' and talking about 'people with albinism'. This is not the popularly understood terminology though, as Melanie Boulton, who has a daughter with the condition, knows well. If I meet someone out in the street and they say, well, you know, 'What does your daughter have,' and I say, 'She has oculocutaneous albinism,' and I get this really blank stare from them, and I say, 'It's a genetic condition.
The term 'albino' [al-bee-no] or in the States 'albino' [al-buy-no] is technically correct, it describes the condition that an individual has. But because the word can be used pejoratively and it can be used very hurtfully, we prefer to use the term 'person with albinism'.
That evokes the idea of political correctness but what it really means is that we are putting the person first and not the condition. In different cultures there are different kinds of misperceptions, myths, prejudices around people with albinism. For example, red eyes. I mean, I'm looking at you, I've been looking at lots of people at this conference - and I haven't seen any red eyes.
The idea that people with albinism have red eyes is very much a myth. From a medical standpoint the irises, because of the reduced pigment in a person with albinism, may be very faint, almost translucent, but they are generally anywhere from blue all the way even to hazel. I don't see well enough to know whether mice and rabbits have red eyes or not. I had a pet rabbit that had pink eyes, yes, it was beautiful, I loved my pet rabbit.
Your organisation, among the things it does, is it has been outspoken about the portrayal of people with albinism in popular culture. The issue that we have is that in the entire history of film there has been no realistic or sympathetic portrayal of a person with albinism. The characters that they use are supernatural, unbelievable, they have magical powers, they are the butt of jokes, and that is to me a hackneyed stereotype. We noticed that over the years from about through about the time that The Da Vinci Code came out, that the number of films that featured the evil albino stereotype was every 10 years literally doubling.
So our message to the makers of The Da Vinci Code was that since The Da Vinci Code was based on a popular novel by Dan Brown and that the evil assassin was portrayed as having albinism, our request to them was very simply to not change the character or the character's role but just to change the appearance of the person to avoid continuing that stereotype.
It stars Bill Murray as a disaffected bachelor who pays a visit to his past flames after receiving an anonymous letter informing him he has a year-old son. Delpy, who is about a decade younger than the film's other female stars - Sharon Stone, Tilda Swinton, Frances Conroy and Jessica Lange - plays Murray's most recent ex.
The film opens with her, dressed in a smart pink wool suit, accusing him of not knowing what he wants from life, then tugging a little roller suitcase as she leaves. It's actually more of a cameo than a real part - Delpy has about ten minutes of screen time - but never mind, it's still nice to see her up there, and she says she was glad to have the part.
She explains how she ended up in the film the same way she explains everything - in a torrent of words; Delpy is the kind of person who speaks in paragraphs rather than sentences. Then he called at the last minute and said, "Would you do that small part? It's really much smaller than the parts you usually do, but you can do it. As actresses go, the year-old belongs firmly in the camp of 'artists'.
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Today she's looking untouched by a stylist in black cotton trousers, a white button-down shirt and clunky leather shoes. She is beautiful, but hasn't been defined by, or coasted on, her looks. I was kind of a pretty girl and I could have built it all on just being the sexy slut.
But watching the life of Marilyn Monroe, the life of Lana Turner, it's so f-ing tragic. Once the beauty is gone, it's like their life is over. They're like dead flowers. Like a broken flower. As a kid you never notice these things. When Delpy was 14 she made her big-screen debut in Jean-Luc Godard's film Detective a murder-mystery set in Paris.
A series of small French films followed until Three Colours: White, her big break, in which she starred as a Polish hairstylist's obsession. By then - it was - she was living in Los Angeles and had already studied film-directing at New York University. She has subsequently directed two films - a short called Blah Blah Blah and a comedy about life in Los Angeles called Looking for Jimmy But it is the Richard Linklater film Before Sunrise, and the follow-up Before Sunset, released last year, for which she is best known.