This month marks 60 years since a young Graham Cyril Kennedy burst into our living rooms on GTV 9’s late-night variety program, In Melbourne Tonight (IMT).
To celebrate this anniversary, we’re bringing you a new online exhibition plus a series of curated collections showcasing the extraordinary life and work of 'The King'.
We highlight a career that spanned almost 50 years and conquered every medium – radio, television, film, music and advertising.
The NFSA collection from Kennedy’s professional and personal life is as extensive as it is intriguing. It includes rarely seen TV footage, early radio recordings, clips from his film career, personal photographs, correspondence and much more.
In our online exhibition and curated collections, you will discover Kennedy’s first appearance on film in a cinema advertisement, a cheeky performance with Bert Newton during a sponsored segment for men’s shoes on IMT, and a complete segment of ‘The Wilsons’ – a recurring IMT comedy sketch.