Dressed For Success 'Shake Baby Shake'

Title:
Dressed For Success 'Shake Baby Shake'
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NFSA ID:
546208
Courtesy:
Archdiocese of Sydney
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In 1959, Johnny O'Keefe claimed he had 40 suits all worth over 100 pounds each. Tailors known to have made costumes for Johnny include Andy Ellis, Pineapple Joe, Len Taylor, Vince Gerbino and his mother Thelma.

In this radio interview from the 1970's, Johnny explains the inspiration for his flamboyant early costumes and, amid much laughter, why he stopped wearing them.