Monday, September 25, 2017

Musical Mondays

Joining in with River this Monday for Musical Mondays. No, not the US tv Golden Girls.

The annual TV Logies are the Australian television awards, handed out at a quite glamorous evening event. The event is usually held in Melbourne, but the next will be at the Gold Coast, Queensland.

As they appeared in the opening number; Lorrae Desmond is still going, as is Hazel Phillips. Pat McDonald died in 1990. Denise Drysdale still appears on television. Jeanne Little is alive but with advanced dementia. Rowena Wallace is living a very modest life in a country town.

There are so many local television references in this but even if you don't know to what they are referring, it is still a laugh to watch. I have a niggling feeling I may have shown you this before. Oh well, if I can't remember, you may not either.


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  1. I didn't know Jeannie Little had dementia. Such a cruel illness.
    A fun clip.

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    1. EC, for a number of years now. While I didn't like her politics, she could be quite entertaining.

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  2. Hazel Phillips is now living down at the Gold Coast. When I first moved here to this glorious plateau I was cooking at the Eagle Heights Resort...and she came to lunch at the restaurant one day...with her son, I think it was.

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    1. Lee, ah. Interesting. I am sure she was very pleasant in public company.

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  3. Thanks for that Andrew. Fun fun fun. Lots of talent there that keeps on going (for some). I did read about Jeannie Little's decline many years ago. We don't seem to have 'fun' stars like that these days - everyone is either serious or smutty. ~ Cathy

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    1. Quite true, Cathy. None really come to mind. So many back then had enormous experience in more than one of the performing fields.

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  4. I know how you feel... nostalgic for people who were once significant in our lives. Now they are old, ill or dead :(

    I listened to "It's My Party" by Lesley Gore during the week and hadn't forgotten a single word since 1965.

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    1. Hels, did you sing along?

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  5. I'm on the wrong browser again, for some reason Firefox no longer plays videos in anybody's blog and I have to switch to Microsoft Edge, which is also installed on this laptop. I'll do that sometime tomorrow, when I've finished my to-do list.

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    1. River, Google's Chrome just works better for most things, I find.

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  6. Maybe I should found a Silver girl group ! I have enough members, lol !

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    1. Indeed you do, Gattina. Mr G could do baritone in the background.

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  7. I see on Google that Rowena Wallace is hoping to crowdfund yet another start in showbiz. Not sure who'd give her another chance, just as I don't understand how anyone would give her any thing via Gofundme. If she didn't prepare for her future while she was earning the big bucks, she can get by on her pension as so many others do.
    And remember that time she tried to defraud Centrelink of 30 grand while she was still working? Got away with it too. Yes, I'm still cranky about that. Too right.

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    1. Rozzie, I am aware of all of her history. We saw her a few years ago at an expensive place in a fur jacket and sipping a drink where we went to see a movie. She looked anything but poor. Did she get away with fraud? I think she was convicted and did time. I don't know if she had to repay money.

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  8. Weren't they fab! Such a shame about Jeanne Little.

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    1. It is rather sad about Jeanne, Grace. God, that voice.

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  9. Andrew, Rowena Wallace did no gaol time. She was convicted of fraud, and I thought she didn't even repay the money, but it seems I'm wrong about that. She was just put on a good behaviour bond,
    I think it was much along the lines of A.J. Rochester, another who defrauded those of us who pay our taxes. She not only escaped gaol, but even escaped having a conviction recorded against her name! Makes you think we are wasting our time being good guys.

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    1. Rozzie, you are so much more hip than me. I had no idea who A. J. Rochester is. So Wallace did not even get a suspended sentence! Being good guys is in our character and we sleep with an easy conscience.

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