October 29, 2011 § Leave a comment
Ben Cropp (AM) book reveals his life story.
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.
January 26, 2011 § Leave a comment
January 17, 2011 Comments Off on “SKIPPY – THE BUSH KANGAROO” (Seen in 139 countries)
Tony Bonner (Jerry the helicopter pilot in Skippy) Melbourne 1995.
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.