Jeanne Little's edible hats

Jeanne Little's edible hats
Mike Walsh AM, OBE Hayden Productions
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Jeanne Little models edible hats she has made out of food including pizza, french fries, crumpets, bangers and mash, ice cream cones and frankfurters in honour of Melbourne Cup day.

This segment follows her regular formula with her modelling her creations and bantering with show host Mike Walsh, prompting much laughter from the live studio audience.

Little was a regular guest on The Mike Walsh Show. She first appeared on the show when she was eight-and-a-half months pregnant in 1974 to plug her ailing dressmaking business. She was such a hit that they asked her back again and again and a star was born.

Her unique voice, over-the-top personality, false eyelashes, wigs and eccentric fashion sense endeared her to Australian audiences. She won the 1976 Gold Logie for her work on The Mike Walsh Show.

She went on to star in stage and television shows such as panel show Beauty and the Beast on the Ten Network, but retired from television in the mid-2000s.

Notes by Beth Taylor