The Hemmes family revolutionised the Australian fashion scene with the House of Merivale and Mr John. Their name has been synonomous with style and sophistication for more than 50 years. The women are the retiring types, Merivale and daughter Bettina eternally camera shy, leaving it to the men, John Hemmes and son Justin to be the showmen. They have risen to the challenge, often branded as peacocks and playboys, revelling in the fast, shiny and new and attracting more than their fair share of gossip and innuendo.
In New York in 1999, Nicholas White became trapped in an elevator for 41 hours, despite the elevator having an emergency phone and being monitored by security cameras. Trapped In An Elevator recounts Nicholas' story, while also exploring the history and mechanics behind these ubiquitous machines.