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Tangelo moves to Brighton


									Page 8 - Melbourne Observer - Wednesday, May 28, 2008                                                                                 

                                Melbourne Extra                                                                                              Whatever
Observer                                                                                                                                   Happened To ...
                                                                                                                                           Jonathan Daly
                            Tangelo moves to Brighton                                                                                              By Kevin Trask of 3AW
                                                                                                                                                    and 96.5 Inner FM

                            ■  Long-time Toorak foodie favourite Tangelo Fine
                            Foods has opened a branch in Brighton.
                                The new Brighton outlet follows 17 years in
                            Toorak serving some of Melbourne’s favourite take-
                            home dinners.
                                Guests sipped Bollinger champagne and enjoyed
                            delicious finger food. Guests included Channel 10
   ■   A genuine-value      newsman Mike Larkan, Mia Greves from Seven
   16-night package         News, V8 driver Cameron McConville and wife                                                                              ● Delo and Daly
   that includes a 14-      Cassandra, Brigid McIntyre of Channel 9, Sarah                                                             ■    I still remember the first appearance of the
   night Asia cruise,       Vizard, and Collins St restaurateur Robert Graziosi.                                                       American comedy team Delo & Daly on Gra-
   return flights to            Invitees also include 7-Eleven's Bev Barlow, busi-                                                     ham Kennedy's In Melbourne Tonight.
   Singapore and a          nesswoman Jan Hunter, Margaret Porritt of Feath-                                                                 Ken Delo and Jonathan Daly took Melbourne
   night at the             ers, Kim Fletcher of Kim Fletcher Millinery Art,                                                           by storm in 1959. Tom Miller had booked them
   Novotel Clarke           Glenys McInnes of St Silas Albert Park and Brighton                                                        for a four-week season at GTV9. At that time,
   Quay pre- and            residents Jeff and Jane Burrow, Andrea Brant and                                                           American acts such as Tommy Hanlon Jnr and
   post-cruise, is not      Amanda Kearvel.                                                                                            Larry K Nixon came to Australia for television
   just a one-off spe-                                                                                                                 appearances and because of their popularity were
   cial – it’ll be avail-                                                                                                              given their own shows.

   able through                                                                                                                              When Norm Spencer left Channel Nine and ev-                                                                                                                went to Channel Seven he signed Delo and Daly
   ery fortnight be-                                                                                                                   for various programs which were produced at the
                                                                                                                                       Fitzroy Teletheatre.
   tween April and
   October 2009,
   with prices start-
   ing from just
                                                 Melbourne                                                                                   In 1962 a ‘talk show’ titled Daly at Night
                                                                                                                                       hosted by Jonathan Daly began on Channel
                                                                                                                                       Seven and actor Frank Thring was one of the
                                                                                                                                       regular panel guests.
                                                                                                                                             Whenever they need to fill a few minutes
   $3049pp twin-
   share, including          Ties that bind, 51 years on                                                                               Jonathan would turn to Frank and they would ad
   gratuities.                                                                                                                         lib brilliant dialogue. Sadly the show was before
        Cruising is                                                                  ● Mia Greves of Seven News and Kate Osborn        it's time. Today, popular shows such as The David
   aboard the inti-                                                                  were at the opening of a Toorak favourite, Tan-   Letterman Show and Jay Leno use a similar for-
   mate Costa Allegra                                                                gelo Fine Foods in Church Street, Brighton,       mat. Viewers at that time expected Jonathan to
                                                                                     owned by Deborah Jones.                           jump up and sing a song. Sadly Daly at Night
   that carries no                                                                                                                     was cancelled.
   more than 800                                                                                                                             Delo and Daly appeared on afternoon shows
   guests, with visits                                                                     From The Outer                              such as Name That Tune and Who Do You Trust?
   to Ho Chi Minh                                                                                                                      These were the great days of television variety.
   City, Da Nang,                                                                                                                            What has happened to television these days?
   Hong Kong, Manila,                                                                                                                  - most of it is unwatchable. In my opinion televi-
   Kota Kinabalu,                                                                                                                      sion programs of today have sunk to an all time
   Brunei and a night                                                                                                                  low with sex, language and violence constantly
   aboard ship back in                                                                                                                 thrust upon us. (Am I the only one who feels this
                                                                                                                         Melbourne     way?)
        Return air is in-
                                                                                                                      Observer               Ken Delo returned to America but was
                                                                                                                            kojak@     brought back in 1963 by Norm Spencer for a tele-
   cluded          from                                                                                          vision variety series that won the Logie for the
   Sydney, Melb-                                                                           With John Pasquarelli                       best National Variety Series. The Delo and Daly
   ourne, Brisbane,                                                                                                                    Show utilised the talents of Vikki Hammond and
   Cairns Adelaide           ■   This time last year I was celebrating 50 years            ■ The      entertainment       at   the     the brilliant choreography of Joe Latona. The show
   and Darwin; air           since I left Box Hill Tech and started work as a              ‘Dreamtime at the G’ Richmond and           relied on comedy and it was a very popular se-
   taxes applicable at       skinny office boy/message runner at 3UZ.                      Essendon game sadly used divisive           ries.
   time of booking                It is now 51 years since then. I was 14 years of         politics to exploit a game of Aussie              Ken Delo and Jonathan Daly had teamed up
   are additional.           age with no idea of what lay ahead, but anything              Rules.                                      in an Army Entertainment Unit in America and
        Costa Allegra        had to be better than a few more years at school.               The usual suspects were all there –       worked in night clubs as a comedy team before
                                  For as long as I could remember I wanted to              from very pale and too many pudgy           coming to Australia. Delo & Daly broke up in 1964.
   brings a touch of                                                                       tribal dancers and didgeridoo players             I did see Jonathan Daly in the play No Sex
   Italy to cruising in      talk on the wireless. The big polished wood                   to the Screaming Skull himself – Peter      Please We're British at the Metro in Bourke
   Asia, including din-      Stromberg Carlson in the lounge room, and the                 Garrett, singing along with other Ab-       Street which was co-written by Anthony Marriott.
   ing in a restaurant       small white bakelite Astor Mickey in the kitchen              original activists to the usual black       Jonathan pursued a career as a writer and spent
   that offers spec-         fascinated me.                                                armband hymns praising the ‘noble           time in London writing plays with Anthony.
   tacular views                  As for the crystal set in my bedroom, well this          savage’ and condemning the evil white             By 1967 Jonathan was in Los Angeles ap-
   through the ship’s        magic little thing that was attached to a long wire           man.                                        pearing in guest roles in television shows such
   almost all-glass-         on the side fence, opened the world to me.                      The use of the word ‘indigenous’ to       as Bewitched, The Partridge Family and Petti-
   wall stern.                    That crystal set made for me by my Dad,                  mean black Aboriginal Australians is        coat Junction. In 1971 he landed the regular role
        There’s an-          helped me learn about The Dam Busters, Cheshire               deceptive and corrupt.                      of Peter Howard, James Stewart's son, in The
                             VC, The Great Escape and The Goons.                             The word has a latin root ‘indigena’      Jimmy Stewart Show. The show was cancelled
   other restaurant,                                                                       which means ‘born in’ while Encarta         in 1972. He continued to play roles in television
   nine bars, two                 This radio thing was super, and I wanted to be           defines it as ‘belonging to a place –       and film.
   pools, four jacuzzis,     part of it.                                                   originating in and naturally living,              Jonathan established his own theatre com-
   an outdoor jogging             Mum was OK about me going to work. Dad                   growing or occurring in a region or         pany in Los Angeles and worked as a drama
   track, and fitness        wasn’t. A man named Tiny Snell, who was a broad-              country.’ On that basis, everyone born      teacher. He has become a successful playwright
   centre with gym,          caster at 3UZ at the time, told my Mother there               in Australia is indigenous.                 and one of his plays has been made into a film.
   treatment rooms,          was no future in radio, and I had to be convinced               Describing ‘indigenous’ footballers       His most recent television appearance was in an
   sauna and steam           to get a trade instead.                                       as Aboriginal also has its problems as      episode of Law & Order.
   room; more lei-                That was fuel for my Dad, but my Mother was              many of these people are far from dark              Jonathan's two children are both in
   surely pastimes in-       not convinced.                                                and drawing attention to their heritage     showbusiness. His son Rad Daly has been a very
                                  To start work at 45 Bourke Street I had to get           does not change the colour of their         successful actor and his daughter Jules Daly was
   clude a two-deck                                                                        skin.                                       one of the producers of the recent Brad Pitt film
   theatre, casino,          long pants. You couldn’t go to work in short pants,             The skills of these players are not in    The Assassination of Jesse James by the Cow-
   disco, library, shop-     although I did apply for the job in shorts.                   question but the current mythology          ard Robert Ford.
   ping          centre,          The only tie I owned was the brown,-green-               demands that they must be applauded               Jonathan still maintains close contact with
   children’s club and       and-gold of the Tech. School.                                 as being displayed by people who are        his dear friend Ken Delo who worked for many
   an internet point.             Aged 14, in long pants, and with a new tie, it           in fact not white.                          years on The Lawrence Welk Show.
   For full details          all started those 51 years ago, in 1957.                        Can someone please tell me how                  Jonathan Daly will be my special interview
   phone 1300 369                 These days I wear shorts whenever I can, have            many full blooded Aborigines are cur-       guest during That's Entertainment on 96.5FM
   848 or visit              lots of ties but rarely wear one, and never give a            rently playing first grade AFL?             at Noon on Sunday (June 1). We will also chat      thought to Tiny Snell.                                                         You can send an e-mail     with English songwriter Mitch Murray who wrote
                                          An occasional column.
                                                                                                              to John Pasquarelli:     hit songs such as Bonnie & Clyde and I Did What
          - David Ellis                                                                                    I Did for Maria.

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