The birth was in Bethlehem. The date was 28 May, 1968. There was a time when a birth in Bethlehem was considered newsworthy, but times have changed. The unique place and event have become cliched, history repeating itself first as farce, but then interminably diffused and deferred as soap opera. So Bethlehem becomes Bethlehem Hospital, Melbourne and the star in the East becomes Kylie Minogue.
Recommended CitationHartley, John, Profile: Kylie Minogue, Australian Left Review, 1(107), 1988, 7.