Jeanne Little's edible hats

Title:
Jeanne Little's edible hats
NFSA ID:
1223680
Year:
1980
Courtesy:
Mike Walsh AM, OBE Hayden Productions
Category:
Access fees

Jeanne Little shows off 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.

As she models her creations she banters with interviewer Mike Walsh and cracks jokes, prompting much laughter from the live studio audience.

Little was a regular guest on The Mike Walsh Show. She first appeared on the show 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 and eccentric fashion sense endeared her to Australian audiences. She won a Gold Logie in 1977 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.