Graham Kennedy: The King of TV
He was known as ‘The King’ - the boy from Balaclava who made good and conquered the then-new medium of television. In partnership with the St Kilda Film Festival, the NFSA celebrates the four- decade television career of Graham Kennedy, featuring rare clips from our collection, and exclusive anecdotes from special guests who worked closely with him.
From the earliest days of In Melbourne Tonight (IMT) with Bert Newton, The Wilsons and riotous live commercials, to his forays into game shows, character acting and current affairs, Kennedy’s career on the small screen would reach heights that no other Australian performer would attain.
Highlights will include Kennedy’s first ever filmed appearance - the newly restored 1956 Sennitt’s Ice Cream advertisement - and rarely seen clips from IMT, Blankety Blanks, as well as his last hosting gig on Graham Kennedy’s Funniest Home Videos. This session will also feature a panel of special guests, including his long time IMT scriptwriter Mike McColl Jones, and Nine’s voiceover legend Pete Smith.
Image courtesy Nine Network