A popular feature of Melbourne nighttime TV variety shows, like In Melbourne Tonight on GTV-9 and Sunnyside Up on HSV-7, were their very talented female vocalists. Derham Groves will introduce a number of these singers, including Dorothy Baker, Gaynor Bunning, Olivia Newton-John, Elaine McKenna, and Diana Trask, before focusing on Toni Lamond, one of Melbourne’s most popular and versatile early TV performers, who was not only a singer on In Melbourne Tonight, but also hosted the show when doing that job five nights per week became too much of a burden for Graham Kennedy.
This public program is presented as part of Tee Vee at Sixty - an exhibition at the University of Melbourne's Baillieu Library, marking the 60th anniversary of television in Australia. On display from 2 August to 30 January 2017, the exhibition is located on the ground floor and third floor of the Baillieu Library. The exhibition includes vintage TV sets showing news footage from the GTV-9 archive from the University of Melbourne Archives, as well as material relating to The Mickey Mouse Club, The Tarax show, TV Westerns, TV dining and TV knitting. Re-live the early days of television in Australia by attending an exciting program of events to be held in the Dulcie Hollyock Room, Ground floor, Baillieu Library, in conjunction with the exhibition.
Re-live the early days of television in Australia by attending the public events to be held in the Dulcie Hollyock Room, ground floor, Baillieu Library, in conjunction with the exhibition. For further information about the exhibition Tee Vee at sixty and other public programs accompanying the exhbition, visit.