Backstage with the Divas from Priscilla Queen of the Desert
The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and its ..
Gardner, Dame Frances Violet – (1913 – 1989)
British physician and cardiovascular specialist
Frances Gardner was born (Feb 28, 1913) and was educated in Oxford and London, and qualified as a physician from the Royal Free Hospital School of London (1940). Frances Gardner then worked abroad in the USA for several years before being appointed as consultant physician to the Roayl Free after the war, a post she filled for over three decades (1946 – 1978). She was married (1958) to the surgeon, George Qvist, and later served as the first dean of the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine (1962 – 1975) and was then served a decade as president (1979 – 1989). Frances Gardner was awarded the OBE (Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of her services to medicine, and was later created DBE (Dame Commander of the British Empire). Dame Frances published several papers concerning cardiovascular conditions. Dame Frances Gardner died (July 10, 1989) aged eighty-six.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
The entire work has the visual quality of a sexual fantasy, with the teenage protagonist's movements as he polishes his car suggesting that the image presented represents a kind of masturbatory--or auto-erotic--fantasy, in which the auto plays both the idealized phallus and the object of desire.