DOLLY PARTON EXCLUSIVE: NO RHINESTONE LEFT UNTURNED

15 January 2021 #628

Cover Story: DOLLY PARTON EXCLUSIVE: NO RHINESTONE LEFT UNTURNED

“I’d tell my younger self, you’re going to end up being very proud of your little old self one day. So just buckle up and be ready for the ride.” So says superstar Dolly Parton as she takes us on a journey through her extraordinary life in her Letter to My Younger Self. Leaving no rhinestone unturned, she reveals her crush on Johnny Cash, the time she said no to Elvis and why she’ll always stay true to her roots.

“I am strong in my beliefs,” she says. “There is an old saying – to thine own self be true – that has followed me all the days of my life.”

More highlights:

• We chat to Naomi Watts about her new Australian film Penguin Bloom, one family’s true story of hope, healing and a rescued baby magpie.

• Writer Vin Maskell investigates the sweetest memory of summer: Mr Whippy ice cream.

• “I didn’t grow up disabled; I grew up with a problem. A problem that those around me wanted to fix,” writes Eliza Hull in her essay about self-acceptance and identity.

• South African-born chef Duncan Welgemoed shares his dad’s recipe for authentic Peri-Peri Chicken.

• London punks Shame talk about their new album and the calming influence of the colour pink.

The Big Picture: photographer Alana Holmberg visits the sunniest place in Europe.

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