Doris has been the owner and licensee of the Hollywood Hotel in Surry Hills for over 30 years.
Before running a pub she was quite the starlet – working on stage and screen with Bob Hope, Robert Mitchum, Katherine Hepburn and Peter Sellers.
I was a bit nervous about shooting her – i felt i’d be in danger of presenting a faded star, the young beauty who is now older and not so glamourous. But Doris is still full of life and i was happy with this nice candid snap. It captures the champagne, a great natural smile plus the glint and recognisable mirrorball of The Hollywood.
She’s featured on the last page of the current issue of Time Out Sydney as our first colourful Sydney identity.