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TEENAGE SOCIAL LIFE (in SYDNEY)   Leave a comment

Saturday night party at Balmain

Saturday night party at Balmain

Ben Cropp (AM) book reveals his life story.

Saturday night at Balmain

Saturday night at Balmain

Rick  Swansborough in the background who took many of the first professional pictures of Kathy pre her time with Skippy and commercial modeling.   Party was at Jane Street, Balmain – in that era the large house was a regular venue.   Three 18 gallon kegs of beer per party, girls admitted free – guys paid for the beer.

Late at night, various celebrity  musicians and dancers would arrive after work and jam until dawn.

 

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Posted October 29, 2011 by KAT Scan in Friends of Kathy Troutt (Fan Club), School girl model

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TARONGA ZOO DOLPHIN POOL   Leave a comment

Jackie Hickmott and Kathy Troutt

Jackie Hickmott and Kathy Troutt

 

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Jackie Hickmott and Kathy Troutt were permitted to swim with dolphin at Sydney’s beautiful Taronga Zoo on Sydney Harbor.  The dolphin pool has since closed making 16mm film of this swim very unique today. (A better quality transfer from the footage may be possible).

Rare picture of nose and tail touching the water simultaneously.

Rare picture of nose and tail touching the water simultaneously.

PEOPLE MAGAZINE COVER

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TABLOID MODELING   Leave a comment

Tabloid shots

Sweet Dreams

Sweet Dreams

MIKE PERRY INTERVIEW – THE SUN NEWSPAPER   Leave a comment

Mike Perry was a journalist at the Sydney newspaper THE SUN who specialized in marine stories.

Mike Perry was a journalist at the Sydney newspaper THE SUN who specialized in marine stories.

Possibly the best interview on that deep dive.

A real effort would have been involved in getting Kathy into a hard hat dive suit.  Most women would not attempt it.  We’ve known Kathy to go camping and sleep in a tent pitched on snow.  A big deal in Australia.

 

Deep dive 2

KATHY DIVES WITH BEN CROPP AM   Leave a comment

Ben Cropp had made over 100 TV documentary by the year 2000 when this picture was taken aboard his boat, Freedom II, with his underwater assistant Lynn Roberts.

Ben Cropp had made over 100 TV documentary by the year 2000 when this picture was taken aboard his boat, Freedom II, with his underwater assistant Lynn Roberts.

 Script by John Harding

Shipwrecks in and around Sydney Harbour

Shipwrecks in and around Sydney Harbour

Ben Cropp story

Ben Cropp story – click to enlarge

WORLD’S MOST DANGEROUS SPORT

 

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Kathy’s first documentary ‘Mermaids in Paradise’ when aged 19  (National Screen and Sound Archives)

 

 Ben’s pup ‘Tuffy’ was a TV celebrity

BEN CROPP “Stay Young” < CLICK TO PLAY (You Tube)

Note the date.

Note the date. August 19, 1691

Ben Cropp book published in 2010

Ben Cropp book published in 2010

“SKIPPY – THE BUSH KANGAROO” (Seen in 139 countries)

Seal Rocks - dawn.

Seal Rocks – dawn, underwater scenes for Skippy were often filmed here.

 'Sonny' with (one of the many)  'Skippy's'

‘Sonny’ with (one of the many) ‘Skippy’s’

Tony Bonner (jerry the helicopter pilot in Skippy) Melbourne 1995.   Tony Bonner (Jerry the helicopter pilot in Skippy) Melbourne 1995.

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SEAL ROCKS PICTURES <Click

In real life Kathy was a marine biologist who worked at The Australian Museum and the CSIRO Fisheries at South Cronulla.  An episode of Skippy featured Kathy as herself.

Underwater scenes were filmed at Seal Rocks by Ron and Valerie Taylor and their assistant, John Harding. (Later cut to a minimum by the film editors).  Kathy was given just minutes notice to prepare for a weekend trip away and departed from the studio (Fauna Productions) for this fishing village site, once famous for big fish, grey nurse sharks and rock lobster.

MAGAZINE COVER GIRL   Leave a comment

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A cover shot on Women’s Weekly is gold in terms of good publicity.  It’s one of the most successful magazines in the world – in demographic reach and survives today – not as a weekly but as a monthly, as does Women’s Day.

PIX, Post and Everybody’s have gone.  People may survive – with a much different content formula.

Editors choice – the top nine – however we hope there will more more pictures in the near future AND PERHAPS THE VIDEO (Skippy – The Marine Biologist featuring Kathy as herself).