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Toni Lamond interviewed by Bill Stephens [sound recording]
Bib ID 1652142
Format AudioAudio [sound recording]
Author
Lamond, Toni, Interviewee
 
Access Conditions Access open for research; written permission required for personal copies and public use during the lifetime of the interviewee. 
Description 1985 
2 sound tape reels. 
Summary

Lamond talks about her childhood memories; long family association with show business; early radio work and her mother's work as a performer. She then talks about some of the comics that she has worked with, in particular, George Wallace and Tommy Trinder, and working with Gladys Moncrieff and George Wallace in "Gay Fiesta". Lamond then discusses her enjoyment of comedy work; performing in "Pajama Game" in Melbourne and Sydney; meeting and marrying Frank Sheldon and working together in a song and dance act. She then describes her involvement with "In Melbourne Tonight", becoming, in 1961, the first woman in the world to host a tonight show; working on "The Noel Ferrier Show"; views on "Mike Walsh Show" and on being a TV personality.

Lamond then talks about her recording work; performing in "Oliver" as Nancy and the shows she was involved in when she moved to Sydney. She then discusses going to England in 1968; health problems; "Gypsy"; going to America and working in "Starsky and Hutch" and "Annie". Lamond then considers her plans for the future which could include working with sister, Helen Reddy, and writing.

Notes

Recorded on Nov. 13, 1985 in Canberra.

Digital master available National Library of Australia;

Index/Finding Aid Note Corrected transcript available (typescript, 63 leaves) 
Subjects Lamond, Toni -- Interviews.  |  Entertainers -- Australia -- Interviews.
Occupation Entertainers.
Other authors/contributors Stephens, Bill, 1936-, Interviewer

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