SHARON O’NEILL. MAXINE [NZ VERSION]

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This is not the version filmed in King Cross, Sydney with an actress playing the title character. This is the one which begins with Sharon being met off a plane by her [mum] at Wellington airport. Sharon removes her sunglasses in the terminal and begins to sing. The scene changes and she continues singing in a short tan dress with a large black belt and two thinner belts.

“Sharon's most successful album by far, 'Foreign Affairs', was [recorded in Los Angeles and] released in 1983. It contained the single MAXINE. Sharon had been writing from personal experiences about people she had met on her travels. MAXINE is about a prostitute who used to work the streets around Kings Cross, Sydney, where Sharon had based herself. MAXINE would have to be her most well known song and it reached #18 on the charts.” - www.muzic.net.nz/artists/264.html; retrieved 21/01/2009.

Tom Scott (of Tom Scott & the LA Express) provides the distinctive saxophone.

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Year 1983

Reference number F87709

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Music video

Duration 0:04:13

Production company Television New Zealand

Credits Director: Simon Morris
Producer: Peter Blake
Director of Photography: Warrick Attewell (aka Waka)
Backing Singers: Steven Sisters
Head Grip: Brian Casler
Editor: Annie Collins

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