An Aussie Audience With Dame Edna: Celebrities

Title:
An Aussie Audience With Dame Edna: Celebrities
NFSA ID:
496430
Year:
1986
Courtesy:
Seven Network
Category:
Access fees

Dame Edna Everage entertains a studio jam-packed with Australian celebrities in 1986.

In this opening from An Aussie Audience With Dame Edna we see the megastar's celebrity pulling power.

Guests include: musicians Angry Anderson, John Farnham and Graeme 'Shirley' Strachan, music guru Molly Meldrum, fashion icons Prue Acton and Jenny Kee, Olympian Dawn Fraser, entrepreneur Bob Ansett, sportspeople Grant Kenny and Ron Barassi, actors Barry Crocker, Linda Stoner, Noeline Brown, Rowena Wallace and even Barry Humphries himself with his then-wife Diane Millstead.

Everage has an interesting relationship with celebrity, having basically deemed herself a superstar, then a megastar and later gigastar. She likes to rub shoulders with celebrities and enjoys keeping them in their place (below her) and treating them like 'ordinary folk'.

Director:
Graeme Rowland
Executive producer:
Gordon Bennett
Producer:
Gary Fenton