December 31, 2016 §
Kathy Troutt – sculpture by the late David Wynne from 1973
Located at The Tower Bridge, London
November 9, 2014 §
Negative found in November 2014
Dive store owner Dennis Robinson – about to get married underwater in Marineland. (see newsreel)
Glenn Campbell in 1975
‘Lost Sydney’ is a page at Facebook.
October 25, 2011 §
Modeling for Vincent’s
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.
January 12, 2011 §
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Screenplay writer Buck Henry (The Day of the Dolphin) spotted Kathy working in this London UK pantomime and made the offer for her to work in USA on this major film production. Details elsewhere.
January 11, 2011 §
Peter Moss worked with The Day of the Dolphin and later a film director in Hollywood, before that cameraman (DOP) on FLASHPOINT (below – full movie)
The original plan was for Roman Polanski to direct The Day of the Dolphin. That would have changed the movie considerably.
(full movie on You Tube for a limited time).
George C. Scott was the leading Hollywood actor, at the time of this production in Florida. Kathy was part of the crew. The film production Day of the Dolphin took another strange twist for all. Director Roman Polanski was to make the film but canceled in the wake of the tragedy with his wife, actress Sharon Tate, murdered by the Charles Manson mob when she was eight months pregnant.
Polanski was shattered.
With a new director and new plans, the fate and future of the film project was now with Mike Nichols in charge and a family friendly project planned.
Kathy was hired to train the dolphin and care for them.
January 11, 2011 §
Marineland was the 2nd dolphinarium – later replaced by a much larger Sea World who set-up business almost next door. The model’s name is not known.
Ben Cropp films were shown daily in the ecology theatre.
Jack Evans ‘porpoise pool’ at Tweed Heads on the Queensland – New South Wales border, in 1970.
Jack Evans dreamed of displaying a performing Killer whale. It was a futile plan that cost him dearly.
Part of a show
Van Laman and Kathy Troutt at Marineland, Gold Coast.
The dolphin girl.Amazing example of synchronicity captured by a leading press photographer.
Sammy the Seal – the subject of a book for children by Ben Cropp featured a girl called “Kathy”.
When a killer whale has a bad day.
Dugong are not held in captivity.