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Mini deep-dive on Melbourne born actress Daphne Pollard. She was performing from the years 1897-1943. A natural at slapstick comedy she was also a triple threat with singing, dancing. She spent many years on stage before moving into film and was signed to Mack Sennett Studios in the ’20s. In the mid-1930’s she appeared in several Laurel and Hardy films

Playlist for Mystifying Melbourne – 23 April 2021
  • Jeanie with the light brown hair/ I couldn't sleep a winkGlenn Miller and the Army Air Force Band
  • It's bad for your soulHelen Savage
  • When I Take My Sugar To TeaThe Boswell Sisters & The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra
  • No name jiveGlen Gray
  • Moonlight cocktailHutch
  • Loveable and sweetAnnette Hanshaw
  • Miss Thing (Parts one and two)Count Basie
  • Star DustCharlie Spivak and His Orchestra
  • Mr Slaters Poultry MarketLaurel and Hardy
  • Rockin' ChairHoagy Carmichael

About this program

A penchant for the weird and mysterious? Spooky and unusual? Tune in to Mystifying Melbourne, a show dedicated to exploring the more quirky and oft-overlooked aspects of Melbourne/VIC.