Derham Groves will introduce a curated collection of “classic”—but some might argue “annoying”—TV commercials, as well as the opening themes to some bygone TV shows. While "Dr. McKenzie’s Menthoids" have long disappeared from our supermarket shelves, the memory of the goateed “doctor" spelling out his miracle cure in his thick Scottish accent lives on in memory—and on videotape. Likewise, the openings to TV shows such as “Leave it to Beaver,” “77 Sunset Strip” and, perhaps the most ridiculous show ever conceived, “My mother the car.” Be sure to bring your Tee Vee Snacks!
This free 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 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.